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Monkey Junction

Saffo: Senate votes against annexation 'unfortunate, unfair'

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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. Full story...
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Senate votes deal big blow to forced annexation

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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 One bill repealed the annexation of Monkey Junction.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. Full story...
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State senators say they have votes to block Monkey Junction annexation

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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. Full story...
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General Assembly will seek retribution against Wilmington for annexing Monkey Junction

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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. Full story...
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Monkey Junction is now a part of Wilmington

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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. Full story...
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Monkey Junction to receive city services

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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. Full story...
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New method to stop forced annexation blocked

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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. Full story...
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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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Judge rules cities can't fight anti-annexation

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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. Full story...
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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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