Troubles continue for the beleaguered construction of a new Broughton Hospital. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Division of Water Resources issued a Notice Of Violation to the state’s Department of Health and Human Services, Archer Western Contractors, and The Vertex Company. Vertex is the construction company hired to complete the project after it was taken over by its insurer, Travelers Casualty and Surety of America. Following a February 9 inspection, the DEQ charged the organizations with violating wetland and stream standards, writing them up for the deposition of about 4” of sediment in an unnamed stream. That came on the heels of a notice issued by the NC Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land Resources following a January inspection. That notice charged erosion control measures had been removed prematurely. The offending entities were instructed to take immediate action and come up with plans with schedules for remediation signed off by licensed experts. They also face penalties of $25,000 and $5,000 a day, respectively, for the violations. This is but the latest in a project riddled with construction delays and lawsuits. Construction began in 2012, and the initial completion date has since been revised six times.