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Annexation

FIRST ON 3: Castle Hayne Incorporation Bill passes senate

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Castle Hayne is a step closer to becoming a town. The North Carolina Senate this afternoon approved a bill to let voters decide whether to incorporate. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: State Court of Appeals upholds Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction

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The NC Court of Appeals today upheld Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction. Opponents can still appeal to the NC Supreme Court. Full story...
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Southport Aldermen postpone annexation vote

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video Those who live in the proposed annexation areas surrounding Southport will have to wait one more week before the Board of Aldermen makes their final vote. Full story...
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Forced annexation changes heard in committee

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A bill to strengthen the position of North Carolina landowners who don't want to be forced into a municipality against their will got tripped up as lawmakers work out details to help low-income neighborhoods that want to be annexed. Full story...
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Aldermen a no-show at Southport annexation hearing

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video Folks down in Southport are not too happy about the city's annexation plans. A public hearing was held Tuesday night to discuss the plans. The Southport Aldermen voted in March to begin the process of annexing more than 400 acres surrounding the city. Full story...
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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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