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Monkey Junction Annexation

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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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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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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"The Big Talker FM" hosting special Monkey Junction Annexation show Thursday

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There have been so many folks that have been involved in this fight, yet the petitions are not coming in as quickly as they did in Southport. We really want to get the word out about this central location where folks stop by, talk with legislators and activists about this issue, and get information directly from the Board of Elections Director. 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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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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Wilmington council approves Monkey Junction annexation

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videoIt is official, 3,300 people in Monkey Junction will be annexed into the City of Wilmington. It has been a topic of controversy for months, and the opposition continued Tuesday night when City Council voted to approve the annexation. Full story...
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City Council votes on money for Cross City Trail and two voluntary annexations

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The City of Wilmington will get a financial boost from federal stimulus money to help create the Cross City Trail. Full story...
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