Beaufort County http://wunc.org en Tornado In Eastern NC: "If My Husband Hadn't Been Holding On, It Would Have Sucked Me Out." http://wunc.org/post/tornado-eastern-nc-if-my-husband-hadnt-been-holding-it-would-have-sucked-me-out <p>More than a dozen people were taken to hospitals and an estimated 200 homes were severely damaged or destroyed following multiple tornado touchdowns in Eastern North Carolina on Friday. The National Weather Service confirmed an <a href="http://www.crh.noaa.gov/arx/efscale.php">EF-3 tornado</a> touched down in Beaufort county. Other EF-2 tornadoes hit Beaufort and Pitt counties. Some of the worst damage was experienced in <a href="http://www.townofchocowinity.com/">Chocowinity</a> - a town of about 800 people, considered part of 'Little' Washington area.<br /> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:07:01 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 34517 at http://wunc.org Tornado In Eastern NC: "If My Husband Hadn't Been Holding On, It Would Have Sucked Me Out." Hyde County Overhauling Emergency Services As Hospital Closes http://wunc.org/post/hyde-county-overhauling-emergency-services-hospital-closes <p></p><p>EMS officials in an eastern North Carolina county will have to expand their services as another rural hospital shuts down.&nbsp;</p><p>The Vidant Pungo Hospital in the town of Belhaven will be closed by next spring.&nbsp; The facility is in Beaufort County, but it's the closest hospital for residents of neighboring Hyde County, which has about 6,000 people.&nbsp;</p><p>Hyde County EMS director Justin Gibbs says the next closest facilities with emergency services are about 30 miles farther away.<br /><br />"We're going to have to look at rewriting our system plan," Gibbs says.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:39:53 +0000 Will Michaels 25343 at http://wunc.org Hyde County Overhauling Emergency Services As Hospital Closes NOAA Dedicates Sign Marking 40 Years Since USS Monitor's Discovery http://wunc.org/post/noaa-dedicates-sign-marking-40-years-uss-monitors-discovery <p>The NOAA’s <a href="http://monitor.noaa.gov/">Monitor National Marine Sanctuary</a> held a ceremony in Beaufort yesterday to unveil sign recognizing the 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the USS <em>Monitor<em>'s</em></em> discovery. The sign is the first of five to be dedicated that marks a place of significance in the Civil War vessel’s history. The USS <em>Monitor</em> was discovered 40 years ago in 230 feet of water about 16 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:16:03 +0000 Laura Candler 21488 at http://wunc.org NOAA Dedicates Sign Marking 40 Years Since USS Monitor's Discovery