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I don't often agree with Tom...

but he's right, Castle Hayne residents will probably regret this. There is no Commissioner on the BOCC from Castle Hayne so their representation isn't strong. Consolidation or annexation will come. A lot of the residents were comforted by the Republican General Assembly's changes in annexation laws but just as that pendulum swung wildly in that direction, it'll swing back. The StarNews printed an email from a Wilmington Councilman assuring a CH resident that the city won't annex CH because they can't afford to install services such as water & sewer. The chairman of the BOCC, when he was campaigning for office, listed getting water & sewer to CH as one of his top priorities. So the day is coming. I understand not wanting another layer of government but the taxes were minimal in exchange for the opportunity for home rule.


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