Forced to pay higher taxes is what homeowners in Martin County will have to do if a proposed annexation is passed.
Residents who believe they are being forced into the Williamston city limits took their fight in front of the County Commissioners Wednesday night.
On May 3rd, Williamston city officials decided to annex over 200 homes in the Country Club area, Cedar Hill Subdivision along with two other subdivisions.
The 'Martin County Citizens Against Annexation' presented a resolution to county commissioners asking them to help change the laws of forced annexation in North Carolina.
A decision on the annex is expected to come later this year.
North Carolina is one of only four states that allows forced annexation.