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Belhaven, NC  

Belhaven is a small town in northeastern Beaufort County, located on Pantego Creek.

The latest from Belhaven, NC is not good news. After Vidant Health Inc. reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the North Carolina NAACP, a ally of Vidant Health called Pantego Creek, LLC announced that it would stand in the way of the hospital staying open.
Pungo Hospital closed its doors Tuesday (7-1-14). Whether it will be forever or whether the community that support keeping the hospital functioning will be successful in saving their hospital remains to be seen.
The Beaufort, Hyde, and Pitt county chapters of the NAACP have filed a formal Title VI Complaint with the U. S. Justice Department seeking to block Vidant from closing Pungo Hospital.
Stan, here is a video documenting Mayor O'Neal's walk, and below are the many articles and TV stories about it so far.
On Tuesday, July 22 at 12 p.m., Hyde County citizens will share their stories from the last 20 days since the hospital closed of their loved ones suffering and in one case dying waiting to be transported to an emergency room.
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