Beaufort County http://wunc.org en 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