NC House Approves Bill To Reverse Kinston Annexation

One city in the east that voted to expand its boundaries a couple of years ago, and bring more residents and property into the city, could have those efforts undone.

A bill that passed Wednesday afternoon in the NC House would reverse the annexation ordinance from 2009.

The Kinston city council voted 3 to 2 to annex around 1,200 residents in Lenior County. The vote was upheld in the court system.

But the county residents who were mostly against the annexation, went to their state representative who helped with House Bill 5 to reverse the annexation.

Mayor Pro Tem Will Barker says, although he voted against the annexation, he doesn't think the state has the right to undo an ordinance that was legally implemented.

City council says they will have to meet after the Senate votes to decide if they will take the final decision to court.

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