Bill Filed To Stop Kinston Annexation

A state lawmaker in Lenoir County has filed a bill to try to accomplish quickly what some residents in his area have been trying to do with a lawsuit. State Representative Stephen LaRoque of Lenoir County has filed a bill to repeal the annexation of three subdivisions into the City of Kinston.

Kinston's City Council voted in 2009 to annex the 492 residential acres that include Crestview, Briarwood and Silver Creek. The vote came despite protests from the residents, who sued. The lawsuit has prevented the annexation from taking place so far.

House Bill 5 has been referred to the Finance Committee. We'll keep you posted on whether it passes the legislature and goes to the Governor.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 11, 2011 at 03:50 PM
    Stevie LaJoke is a politican, pure and simple. The only thing that clown cares about is his own political career.
  • by No More Involuntary Annexation Location: Kinston on Feb 11, 2011 at 03:46 PM
    I am so proud to say that Stephen Larouqe is my representative, that I voted for him, and he is doing exactly what he said he was going to do. Even if it doesn't get passed, he should have no shame. He said he would submit a bill to stop this annexation in it's tracks, and submit a bill to change the archaic involuntary annexation law that has been on the books since 1959. He has done both of those, and we are thankful to him. He has his name on a few other bills in process as of right now.
  • by taxman Location: kinston on Feb 11, 2011 at 11:35 AM
    annex and tax annex and tax annex and tax
  • by Anonymous Location: Ahoskie, NC on Feb 11, 2011 at 11:29 AM
    I wish we had a state representative who would've proposed and pass a bill to prevent the annexation in Ahoskie a few years ago. Maybe it's time we find a new representative who REALLY looks after our interests and not their own.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Feb 11, 2011 at 08:30 AM
    Democrats your tax and spend regime is over.wake up and face it.
  • by fed up Location: aurora on Feb 11, 2011 at 06:36 AM
    Still yet another example of comrade bev and her regime at work.
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