Residents Protest Proposed Annexation

Higher taxes and a lower quality of living are the reasons protesters say they don't want to become a part of one eastern Carolina city.

Over 50 people showed up in Kinston to challenge city council's proposal to annex neighborhoods currently outside its city limits. Kinston wants to annex over 500 acres of land. Neighborhoods such as the Crestview, Briarwood, and Silver Creek subdivisions are in the proposed annex. Residents say Monday's protest gave them a venue to voice their opinions.

Kinston city manager Scott Stevens says they hope to make a final decision on the annexation proposal this summer.

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