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Annexation

State senators say they have votes to block Monkey Junction annexation

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video State Senators Thom Goolsby and David Rouzer announced today they have enough support to pass a bill that's already passed in the House when they go back to the General Assembly. If it becomes law, it would stop forced annexation in Monkey Junction through the end of the year. But the effort does not stop there. Full story...
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General Assembly will seek retribution against Wilmington for annexing Monkey Junction

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A Republican state lawmaker pledged to protect property owners from being annexed involuntarily into the five cities that sued the state over Annexation Reform legislation that passed last year. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 12 years after annexation, some Masonboro residents still waiting for city services

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video The City of Wilmington is taking steps toward providing city services to annexed Monkey Junction. But one area annexed by the city more than a decade ago still is not receiving some of those basic services. Full story...
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Monkey Junction is now a part of Wilmington

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video Like it or not, Monkey Junction is now in the Wilmington city limits. That means those residents will soon start receiving city services, such as police protection and solid waste removal. Full story...
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Monkey Junction to receive city services

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Tuesday night following a closed session, the Wilmington City Council agreed to take immediate steps to provide city services to residents in the Monkey Junction area. The Council made the determination in the wake of a court ruling last week that the new annexation statutes approved by the General Assembly in 2011 are unconstitutional. Full story...
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New method to stop forced annexation blocked

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video The fight over forced annexation in North Carolina continues, after a judge struck down a law giving property owners a voice in the process. Full story...
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Marsh Oaks residents sue Wilmington over re-zoning of annexed area

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videoThe battle over rezoning one section of Market Street is not over. Some Marsh Oaks residents have filed a lawsuit against the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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City Council approves Market Street annexation

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Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to pass the annexation of a residential project in the area of Market Street and Marsh Oaks Drive. Full story...
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Saffo says threat from Sen. Berger doesn't overrule city's rights

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videoWith Christmas quickly approaching, many leaders in Raleigh are packing up and heading home to spend time with their family and friends. But not everyone is full of the holiday spirit. North Carolina State Senate majority leader Phil Berger sent a letter to some city leaders, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, that's not so jolly. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sen. Berger tells Mayor Saffo to back off fighting annexation law, or else

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Sen. Phil Berger has informed the mayors of several cities and the North Carolina League of Municipalities that should the cities continue to fight this new law in court, the General Assembly – which holds the sole Constitutional Authority over municipal boundaries – will simply create permanent municipal lines to stop these cities from imposing forced annexation. Full story...
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Official count rejects Monkey Junction annexation

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As expected, property owners in Monkey Junction have said a resounding no to annexation by the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves public meeting for voluntary annexation

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Wilmington city council members voted in favor of holding a public meeting on the proposed voluntary annexation of a vacant plot near Market Street and Marsh Oaks Drive in Porters Neck. Full story...
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Wilmington council to consider developer's voluntary annexation

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video You've heard a lot lately about fights against annexation, like in Monkey Junction and Southport. But a development company wants the City of Wilmington to annex property for a future apartment complex. Full story...
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Judge rules cities can't fight anti-annexation

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The process by which landowners can block a few North Carolina towns and cities, including Wilmington, from scooping up their land can continue while municipalities and their citizens challenge new laws that overhaul the state's involuntary annexation rules. Full story...
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Fight over annexation continues

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video The petitions are in, and the people have spoken but the fight over annexation is far from over. The city of Wilmington and four other cities across the state have filed a lawsuit against the State of North Carolina, the North Carolina Board of Elections, and multiple county’s Board of Elections. Full story...
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