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Annexation

Annexation bill would give say to landowners

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Property owners who don't want their land swallowed up by a North Carolina municipality against their will may soon have a new method to stop it. Full story...
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Lawmakers reviewing involuntary annexation law

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Lawmakers are considering a bill to suspend for one year a much-hated and applauded North Carolina law that allows cities and towns to expand against property owners' wishes. Full story...
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Area Republicans look to stop forced annexation

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videoFor years the City of Wilmington has used forced annexation as a way to grow. The city has plans to annex more land outside its borders, but bills in the legislature may get in the way. Full story...
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Goolsby files involuntary annexation bill

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Legislation proposed in the North Carolina House and Senate would put a moratorium on involuntary annexations in the state. Full story...
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Castle Hayne takes steps to incorporate town

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video Members of the Castle Hayne Incorporation Committee went to Raleigh today to drop of a petition supporting incorporation. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council passes annexation policy

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The Wilmington City Council effectively stripped away many limits to extending the city limits. Full story...
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Annexation issues at forefront of council meeting

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videoWilmington City Council is meeting Tuesday night. One of the hottest topics to be covered will be the annexation of areas outside city limits. Full story...
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Annexation anxiety

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video Residents on the outskirts of Wilmington city limits aren't happy with the city's proposed annexation policy. Full story...
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Annexation of Monkey Junction on hold

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An attorney for residents who live in Monkey Junction filed the appeal Thursday to try and keep the City of Wilmington from annexing the area. Full story...
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Monkey Junction residents not happy as annexation moves closers

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videoMany residents and business owners say they don't want to be a part of Wilmington because they don't need the extra services the city can provide, and they definitely don't need the extra taxes. Full story...
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Clock ticking on Monkey Junction annexation ruling appeal

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The city said today a judge earlier this month granted a motion supporting City Council's 2009 decision to annex of a portion of Monkey Junction. Full story...
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St. James property owners unhappy with involuntary annexation

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videoAnnexation continues to cause anxiety among residents near St. James. After a weekend of protests, the Brunswick County property owners are not willing to become a part of another jurisdiction without having a say. Full story...
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Annexation bill passes House, might meet resistance in Senate

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The way North Carolina cities and towns go about annexing land could be changing. A bill is making its way through the legislature, offering some big changes to the state's annexation laws. Full story...
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Annexation hearing pushed back to Wednesday

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Reformers in the General Assembly will have to wait for their chance to change North Carolina's 50-year-old annexation laws. A House judiciary committee hearing scheduled for Tuesday was pushed back until Wednesday. There was no word on why. Full story...
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Annexation regulations on the table

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Lawmakers discussed reforms to annexation laws in our state on Thursday. So far, a house judiciary committee has ruled against allowing homeowners to vote on whether they want to be annexed, something anti-annexation activists asked for. Full story...
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