Belhaven, N.C. Mayor Adam O'Neal walks along highway 1 in 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. (Pete Marovich/MCT)
Belhaven, N.C. Mayor Adam O'Neal walks along highway 1 in 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. (Pete Marovich/MCT) Pete Marovich/McClatchy
Belhaven, N.C. Mayor Adam O'Neal walks along highway 1 in 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. (Pete Marovich/MCT) Pete Marovich/McClatchy

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

July 28, 2014 6:10 PM