Belhaven mayor reacts to investigation


BELHAVEN, Beaufort County - Belhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal says an SBI investigation into allegations of voter violations will find no wrongdoing.

SBI spokesperson Shannon O'Toole confirms the agency is looking into the allegation and O'Neal is the center of the focus. O'Toole says the issue was first brought to the state auditor's office on August 9th and the SBI began its investigation on August 17.

O'Neal responded with a statement saying "this is just another harassment motivated by the anti-hospital supporters. We are getting close to our goal of reopening our hospital and the opposition is becoming desperate. It is a shame taxpayers are now forced to pay for the harassment efforts of my opposition."

NewsChannel 12's Nicole Ford contributed in getting information for this story.