Anti-annexation bills clear another hurdle in Raleigh
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 05/24/2012 - 3:03pm.

video Forced annexation may soon be dead in North Carolina. The state House of Representatives voted today to move forward with two bills that would give residents a voice in the decision.

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Annexation bills pass final Senate votes
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 8:58pm.

Two bills aimed at stopping forced annexation in North Carolina cleared another hurdle tonight in Raleigh. The Senate passed both bills on their third reading. The bills now head back to the House of Representatives for final approval.

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Saffo: Senate votes against annexation 'unfortunate, unfair'
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 05/18/2012 - 3:58pm.

video After the state Senate voted to stop forced annexation, we wanted to hear from Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo about the city's plan. Today we finally tracked him down.

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Senate votes deal big blow to forced annexation
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Thu, 05/17/2012 - 10:22pm.

video Forced annexation took a hit today in the North Carolina Senate. One bill repealed the annexation of Monkey Junction. Another puts annexation in the hands of voters.

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General Assembly session isn't just about budget adjustments
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 1:08pm.

The North Carolina General Assembly gets back to work Wednesday for its budget-adjustment session that also will likely include sensitive topics like gambling, annexation rules and fracking.

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State senators say they have votes to block Monkey Junction annexation
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 3:20pm.

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.

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General Assembly will seek retribution against Wilmington for annexing Monkey Junction
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 04/16/2012 - 10:09am.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: 12 years after annexation, some Masonboro residents still waiting for city services
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 3:45pm.

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.

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Monkey Junction is now a part of Wilmington
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 4:31pm.

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.

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Monkey Junction to receive city services
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:36pm.

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.

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