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Belhaven, North Carolina is located in Beaufort County. Zip codes in Belhaven, NC include 27810. The median home price in Belhaven is $177,500. More Belhaven information.

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Monday Aug 18 | WITN

Belhaven Wants To Use Eminent Domain To Take Control Of Closed Hospital

Belhaven has called for an emergency meeting tonight so its town board can discuss taking control of the hospital by eminent domain.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

WITN

Belhaven Resident Faces 7 Drug Charges

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says a man who was growing marijuana in his home and selling it, has been arrested.

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WCTI

Mayor: Temp. restraining order issued to protect former hospital

Belhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal told NewsChannel 12 a judge in Wilson County granted a 10-day restraining order Thursday against Vidant Health and Pantego Creek, LLC. The decision means that the former Vidant Pungo Hospital --which was shut down on July 1-- cannot be demolished.

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Sat Aug 09, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

NC hospital closure leaves man to wonder 'what if'

Paramedics would later tell Gibbs' husband that they revived her five times during the 90 minutes it took for the helicopter to come into sight.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

WITN

Belhaven Mayor, Town To Hold Meeting About Vidant Pungo In Greenville

Continuing the efforts to reopen the Belhaven hospital Vidant Pungo, Belhaven Mayor Adam O' Neal says the town will be holding a press conference at a local headquarters in the east.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

Institute for Southern Studies

Institute Index: How the Gop's Medicaid politics are hurting rural Southerners

Date on which Adam O'Neal, the Republican mayor of Belhaven, North Carolina, arrived in Washington, DC after walking 273 miles from his hometown to draw attention to the recent closure of his community's only hospital and to call for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act to prevent more such closures: 7/28/2014 Date on which Belhaven's ... (more)

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New Hampshire Public Radio -

A Conservative Mayor Fights To Expand Medicaid In North Carolina

Last month, the only hospital in the sleepy town of Belhaven in eastern North Carolina closed its doors, prompting Belhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal to step out of party lines and call for an expansion of Medicaid in North Carolina.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Communications Workers of America

Moral Mondays Activists Come to the Nation's Capital to Fight for Health Care for the Poor

"Moral Mondays" activists brought the movement to the nation's capital to highlight financial difficulties across the nation in states where the government has refused to expand Medicaid.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

HeraldNet

Ideology put ahead of lives

On July 1, the hospital in rural Belhaven, N.C., closed - a victim, in part, of the decision by the state's governor and legislature to reject the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

WLOS

NC mayor hopes walk to Washington saves hospital

A North Carolina mayor fighting for the hospital that closed in his rural North Carolina town has finished his protest march to the nation's capital.

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Star-Telegram.com

An N.C. mayor treks 273 miles to help rural hospitals

Only four days after the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, N.C., closed its doors for good on July 1, Portia Gibbs suffered a heart attack in neighboring Hyde County, which has no doctors or hospitals.

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Bellingham Herald

An N.C. mayor treks 273 miles to help rural hospitals

Belhaven, N.C. Mayor Adam O'Neal walks along highway 1 on Stafford, Va on his way to Washington, D.C. O'Neal is walking from the site of the now closed Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven to Washington, D.C. to protest the closure of his town's hospital.

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WITN

Duke Energy Deal Could Slash Eastern Carolina Electric Rates

Duke Energy has agreed to buy assets of the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency, meaning electric bills for thousands of people in Eastern Carolina could eventually be reduced.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Fox News

North Carolina mayor walks to Washington to bring focus to ObamaCare's effect on rural hospitals

July 17, 2014: Bellhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal in Virginia with unidentified companion during his 273-mile trek to Washington.

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Daily Kos

Video: GOP Mayor Walks from NC to DC for Rural Healthcare, Medicaid Expansion

I attended a rally yesterday in Woodbridge, Virginia, as Mayor Adam O'Neal nears the end of his 273-mile walk for health care, rural hospitals, and Medicaid expansion.

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