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Donate in the next 5 days and get an awesome t-shirt!

Dear friends,  We're more than half way to reaching our goal of raising $25,000 with ten days left of our campaign. We have $11,166 to go. To help us reach our goal, a talented artist and designer, Daniel Marquez, created this striking t-shirt for our supporters with the timely message, "Awaken the We the People Within."   Continue reading

Donate to Story of America & Sneak Peek at Feature Film

Happy New Year! We created Story of America two years ago understand why we are so divided as a nation, and seek solutions for how we may become more united. Since November 2012, we have released four web series on: voting rights, Moral Monday movement, fight to save Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven, NC and understanding racial division in Alabama. Continue reading

Federal complaint filed after wave of anti-immigrant sentiment kills housing deal in Lawrenceville, VA

A federal complaint has been filed by Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) citing events that I witnessed and documented for Story of America. On June 20, 2014, I traveled to Lawrenceville, Virginia to film an emergency town hall meeting about the possibility of putting an Unaccompanied Alien Children’s (UAC) program on the campus of the recently closed St. Paul's College. Continue reading

First Images Inside Belhaven's Shuttered Hospital

  On Sept. 16 we learned from WNCT reporter Josh Birch that Vidant Health and its LLC have changed the locks to they hospital they closed down in Belhaven, NC hoping that no more images reach the public. At issue are claims that the hospital smells of mold and is falling apart from the inside — not accurate, but nonetheless convincing for those who wish to prevent the hospital from reopening — and, concerns that medical equipment estimated at $5 million has been removed.   Continue reading

Deeds, misdeeds, 1947 law & the original vision of Pungo Hospital

People in Belhaven have been asking themselves: what would our parents, grandparents and great grandparents do in the conflict over Pungo District Hospital? What would they think of it? How would they have resolved it?I think I found an answer in the Registry of Deeds in the Beaufort County Courthouse in Washington, NC. Continue reading