Residents in one county were in civil court Monday suing the city of Kinston because they're being forced into the All-America city through annexation.
Residents living on Crestview Street and on neighboring streets, all currently live outside Kinston city limits. They're angry after city leaders forced them to annex and pay city taxes.
City leaders say they voted to annex because it is fiscally responsible. But many who live in the area say they can't afford anymore taxes.
Although annexation was already voted on by the city, the pending civil lawsuit prohibits them from moving forward.
The hearing could continue Tuesday.