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What’s the status of Wilmington’s plan to annex Monkey Junction?

David Morrison
StarNews

The Monkey Junction annexation was scheduled to take effect June 10, 2009. The annexation area is an approximately 950-acre tract south of Wilmington, and includes 3,300 residents as well as numerous businesses.

However, a lawsuit filed in New Hanover County Superior Court during July 2009 postponed the annexation. On July 1, 2010, the case was dismissed by New Hanover County Superior Court Judge Phyllis Gorham, who ruled the lawsuit lacked merit. A new annexation date of Aug. 31, 2010, was set.

Yet, by July 29, 2010, an appeal had been filed by the property owners, stopping the annexation again. A typical N.C. Court of Appeals procedure takes 12 to 16 months.

This means that a decision could be handed down sometime from July 2011 to November 2011.

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