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De-annexation bill gets OK from Senate

By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on March 8, 2011 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/MICHAEL K. DAKOTA

The crossroads of Salem Church and Buck Swamp roads, seen above, is at the center of the controversial annexation of the area by the city of Goldsboro. A measure has been introduced in the Legislature that would rescind the annexation and on Monday, the state Senate voted to put a statewide moratorium on such annexations until state laws can be examined.

Goldsboro city councilmen were largely united in their outrage Monday over legislation filed by state Rep. Efton Sager, R-Wayne, to deannex portions of Goldsboro incorporated into city limits in 2008. The bill, filed last week and co-sponsored by Rep....

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