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Annexation anxiety

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Residents on the outskirts of Wilmington city limits aren't happy with the city's proposed annexation policy. The city held a meeting last night to establish plans for future annexation. Under the proposal, the city would have to give subdivisions at least two years notice before they can be annexed. But with nine subdivisions already on the city's list for possible annexation, residents in these areas feel it's only a matter of time before they're part of the city.

“It's really not open for debate,” said Ogden resident Mary Shomody. “The city's going to annex us no matter what and I think people are realizing that and they're tired of fighting it.”

Several residents say they’ll move if their subdivisions are annexed. Wilmington City Council will vote on the new policy at next week's meeting. After a disappointing turnout it will be interesting to see whether subdivision residents show up to make their voices heard or get ready to ship out.

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