- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) - The mayor of Belhaven, North Carolina, is walking nearly 300 miles to draw attention to the plight of rural hospitals threatened with closure.

Mayor Adam O’Neal and other advocates are arriving Monday in the nation’s capital after walking from Belhaven.

They say that 283 rural hospitals are in danger of closing, and more than 50 have already closed in recent years.

They are asking for help from Congress at a news conference Monday at 11 a.m.

Other speakers include the Rev. William Barber, head of North Carolina’s NAACP chapter.

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