Review your Dare County Special Medical Need Status & Prepare for Hurricane Season

By on June 27, 2024

In times of emergency, Dare County is able to provide assistance to residents with special medical needs, which can include both physical or mental health disabilities. Individuals with special medical needs could require care and assistance in order to meet basic needs during an emergency situation and should plan carefully for disasters or other kinds of emergencies.

Examples of persons who may have special medical needs can include but are not limited to: someone who uses a wheelchair, requires oxygen, or has a caregiver.

If you or someone you know has special medical needs and could require assistance with emergency planning and/or evacuating in case of a hurricane or other weather event, complete the Special Medical Needs Voluntary Registration form virtually at  The forms can also be printed from this site, completed and mailed to Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, Attn: Adult Services, P.O. Box 669, Manteo, NC 27954.

“This registry allows responders to know where individuals are in our community who may require special help during an emergency,” said Beth Bradley, Adult Services Supervisor with Dare County Department of Health & Human Services. “It is a valuable tool to help those in need and we want the residents of Dare County to be aware of the availability of this registry so that they can inform their friends and neighbors who may require assistance in a crisis.”

If you do not have access to the form online, forms can be picked up at Department of Health & Human Services, Social Services Division office locations, or mailed to your address upon request. Registering with the Department of Health & Human Services for Special Medical Needs will enable emergency responders to quickly locate participants as well as anticipate and plan for what type of assistance may be necessary.

“The 2024 hurricane season began June 1 and ends November 30,” commented Greta Sharp, Preparedness Coordinator with the Dare County Department of Health & Human Services. “This is a great time of year for Dare County residents to review their special medical needs status, preparedness plans, and stock up on any emergency supplies they may need. Our department also maintains helpful information year round on our website at that can provide guidance on various public health related concerns that arise before, during, and after a storm.”

For more information on special medical needs registration, please contact Beth Bradley, Adult Services Supervisor, at 252.475.5500 or



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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