Monkey Junction
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 One bill repealed the annexation of Monkey Junction.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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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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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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New method to stop forced annexation blocked
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 2:52pm.

video The fight over forced annexation in North Carolina continues, after a judge struck down a law giving property owners a voice in the process.

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Official count rejects Monkey Junction annexation
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 2:18pm.

As expected, property owners in Monkey Junction have said a resounding no to annexation by the City of Wilmington.

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Judge rules cities can't fight anti-annexation
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 5:45pm.

The process by which landowners can block a few North Carolina towns and cities, including Wilmington, from scooping up their land can continue while municipalities and their citizens challenge new laws that overhaul the state's involuntary annexation rules.

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Annexation petitions well past mark needed at deadline
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 10:13am.

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.

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