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Annexation

Annexation petitions well past mark needed at deadline

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Yesterday was the deadline for Monkey Junction residents and property owners near Southport to return annexation denial petitions. It's unofficial right now, but both communities returned more than 75 percent of the petitions. Only 60 percent were needed to block annexation. Full story...
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Monkey Junction residents successfully fighting annexation

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video The New Hanover County Board of Elections needs 60% of homeowners in Monkey Junction to sign the petition against annexation if the town is going to avoid that action from the city of Wilmington. As of Thursday, the board has received 62%. Full story...
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Southport annexation all but dead

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It looks like Southport's plan to annex some area just outside the current city limits will not survive a new state law that gives property owners a voice. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. signs petition against Monkey Junction annexation

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video Wilmington city leaders hope their annexation of Monkey Junction will survive a petition challenge from property owners. If so, they're not getting any help from the New Hanover County Commission. Full story...
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Anti-annexation petitions still have a long way to go

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections sent out 2,032 letters to affected property owners. The board is now reviewing the petitions it's gotten back so far.s gotten back so far. Full story...
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Businesses have different views of Monkey Junction, annexation's impact

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video Monkey Junction has long been a hub of business in our area. It's part of why the City of Wilmington wants to annex it. Several new businesses are setting up shop there, but others that have called the crossroads home for years say it's a dead end. Full story...
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Petitions to oppose Monkey Junction annexation due Nov. 29

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The Board of Elections wants to know what property owners in Monkey Junction think of annexation. New Hanover County sent out letters Thursday asking property owners if they want to deny Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction. Full story...
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Lawmakers OK major rewrite of NC annexation rules

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The biggest change in the law would let property owners block an annexation if 60 percent of them sign a petition of opposition. The town or city would be barred from trying again for three years. Full story...
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Annexation rules changes head to full Senate

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Changes to rules governing forced annexations by North Carolina towns and cities are one step closer to passage after being years in the making. Full story...
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Annexation approved by Southport Aldermen

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video After all the anticipation and public hearings on annexation, the time for a vote in Southport finally came. The Board of Aldermen passed the proposed annexation of Smithville Woods, Jabbertown Road and other areas north of Southport, but there may be a way to stop it. Full story...
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