The General Assembly charted the town in July 1999 and all state requirements for its incorporation were met despite the presence of the gates, according to town clerk Josann Campanello.
The Town of Bermuda Run, a gated community near Winston-Salem, was also incorporated at that time.
Campanello said that since incorporation, St. James has grown beyond the gated plantation and now includes a business park and municipal facilities along N.C. 211.
Date posted: June 10, 2013
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