693 hardy Dare County voters cast ballots in May 14 Republican runoff primary

By on May 15, 2024


Perhaps not surprisingly, less than 700 Dare County voters (693, according to the unofficial results) cast their ballots in the May 14 under-the-radar second Republican primary, choosing that party’s nominees for lieutenant governor and state auditor.

Dare County voters eligible to take a Republican ballot on May 14 gave Hal Weatherman a solid 80% of their votes compared with 20% for Jim O’Neill in the lieutenant governor’s contest. The Republican primary for auditor was somewhat closer, with Dare voters handing Jack Clark 59% of their votes compared with 41% for Dave Boliek.

Local voters were in sync with the rest of the state on the lieutenant governor’s race, which Weatherman won with 74% of the statewide vote. However, in the auditor battle, Boliek took the statewide vote with 53% of the overall tally.

Statewide, about 132,000 voters cast ballots in those races.


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 https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

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



  • RicknKDH

    I voted & yes, voted against the incumbent LT Gov. No more RINOs.

    Wednesday, May 15 @ 10:54 am
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Rick, the incumbent Lt. Gov. is Mark Robinson, who is now running for governor.

    Wednesday, May 15 @ 12:37 pm
  • Dethrol

    Mark, how was that necessary? Rick is either confused or simply incorrect. You review and select comments for posting, so you saw his comment BEFORE it was posted but posted it anyway. Just seems mean-spirited to me when you could have dropped Rick a private email to correct his mistake. What public service could posting his comment and your response possibly provide?

    Wednesday, May 15 @ 5:18 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    I do not see comments before they are posted because they are initially posted before I get to moderate them, which I do on an internal system. I also don’t read posts on the Voice home page. I didn’t intend to be mean-spirited and perhaps I should have deleted it once I saw it. Instead, I corrected an obvious error. I am glad we have a lively comments page, but if “public service” becomes the criterion for posting comments, I’m afraid we’ll have fewer comments than we do now.

    Wednesday, May 15 @ 6:56 pm
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