Robert Arthur Hill, Jr. of Wanchese, June 10

By on June 12, 2024

June 9, 1959 – June 10, 2024

Robert Arthur Hill, Jr., of Wanchese, NC, passed away on June 10, 2024, in Manteo, NC, one day after celebrating his 65th Birthday. He was born on June 9, 1959, in the District of Columbia to Bob Hill and the late Shirley (McCoy) Hill. He spent most of his life residing in North Canton, Ohio, graduated from Hoover High School in 1977, and was an athlete and loved to sing. Rob spent the last 5 years of his life dedicated to helping men overcome addictions at Outer Banks Dare Challenge in Wanchese, North Carolina. He loved being part of the island and living by the ocean while getting to help others.

Rob had a contagious laugh matched with a witty sense of humor and a love for bringing joy to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He loved to serve God and serve others in whatever ways he could. Rob loved making Seinfeld references, watching The Weather Channel, and keeping up with The Cleveland Browns. He loved his family deeply, had many who called him friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Rob is survived by father Bob Hill of North Canton, Ohio; daughter Jennifer (Jon) Stem of Claremore, Oklahoma; son Bobby (Kyle) Hill of Spring Lake, Michigan; daughter Rachel (Austin) Shanower of Canton, Ohio; grandchildren Josiah and Jael Stem; Sisters Karin (Mike) Heidy and Kathy Draher; as well as nieces and nephews and their families. He is preceded in death by mother Shirley (McCoy) Hill and brother-in-law David Draher.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Whole Ministries Center in Wanchese, NC on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 6:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to be made in Rob’s memory to Outer Banks Dare Challenge, a drug addiction treatment center that Rob gave the last 5 years of his life faithfully serving. Please visit and click “donate today” to give online, or mail checks made payable to Dare Challenge with In Memory of Robert Hill Jr. in the memo line to P.O. Box 123, Wanchese, North Carolina 27981.

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared at


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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