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Committee Approves Granville County's Bid To Get Mental Health Facility

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RALEIGH, N.C. — In a struggle between three counties vying for a new psychiatric hospital, Granville County appears to be the big winner.

On Tuesday, the State House Finance Committee voted 24-8 to approve Granville County's site near Butner. The committee turned down sites in Wake and Chatham counties for the $110 million project.

The new hospital would replace the aging Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh and John Umstead Hospital in Butner.

The issue now moves onto the House for approval.


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