MAY 29
Frisco Native American Museum will host Meet the Author Dr. Michael Leroy Oberg

By on May 14, 2024

Dr. Michael Oberg

Wednesday May 29th from 4pm until 6pm at the Frisco Native American Museum’s newly redesigned Natural History Center, meet Dr. Michael Oberg, author of The Head in Edward Nugent’s Hand, Roanoke’s Forgotten Indians.  He is a historical scholar on Chief Wingina and a distinguished Professor of History at SUNY/Geneseo and founder of the Geneseo Center for Local and Municipal History, which he directed from 2019 until 2022.  Dr. Oberg has worked as a historical consultant for native communities in New York and North Carolina, as well as for the Indian Resources Section of the United States Department of Justice.

Joining him will be Dr. Gabrielle Tayac, a researcher and historian for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.  A member of the Piscataway Indian Nation, she also works with Piscataway Indian Nation’s Repatriation Project as the Research Director.  Dr. Tayac also assumed the post of Recognition Coordinator, advocating successfully for her people.

*Light refreshments will be served.

This is a kick off for The Secotan Alliance’s first ever annual event: In the Spirit of Wingina…and Beyond.

Two additional days of conferences and roundtable discussions will take place May 30-31, 2024 at the Dare Campus of the College of the Albemarle. Located on Roanoke Island on 205 U.S. 64 in Manteo, NC. Look for the Veterans Room in the main building.

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Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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