Castle Hayne incorporation bill gets final OK, heads to ballot

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Submitted: Fri, 06/17/2011 - 3:24am
Updated: Fri, 06/17/2011 - 3:27am

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Castle Hayne is ready to become its own town, and the state legislature agrees.

This afternoon the Senate signed off on a final change to the bill to give Castle Hayne residents the right to vote to incorporate. Both the House and Senate had unanimously passed the bill.

Castle Hayne must get a majority vote of residents to officially become its own town. Incorporation organizer say they are confident they’ll get the votes.

“Our group plans to mobilize and go out and do the same thing we did with the petition: go door to door with publications and try to answer all the questions that the people have,” Castle Hayne Steering Committee Chair Tom Radewicz said.

Castle Hayne already has its own volunteer fire department and post office. Organizers say the area will be ready to function if incorporated.


  • Guest000 says:

    Since it appears annexation will no longer be allowed, what benefit is it to incorporate other than giving some unemployed people a job as mayor and his council at the taxpayers expense.

    I think I’d rather stick with our imperfect but experienced county commissioners and county planning board than that group…..

  • Guest001 says:

    So if this is approved, all of our children with Wilmington (ie, New Hanover County) addresses who are currently districted to Castle Hayne Elementary and Holly Shelter MS will now be attending classes in a different town?

  • Guestben says:

    It will only include from I140 and northward the rest of people with castlehayne address is out of luck and yes it affects me. They say they have to ask wilmington for permission when my address is castlehayne. So we are screwed cause the wilmington crocks will want to screw us in being annex and they won’t have to ask permission.9

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