Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
Currently viewing results 1 - 2
Forced annexation of communities which already provide for their own needs and are opposed to the annexation is merely an extension of urban sprawl by governments which cannot manage their budgets effectively. Though legal in North Carolina, the forced annexation of Biltmore Lake into Asheville is a classic example of this phenomenon.
Annexation is a necessary tool used to make sure that the expensive costs of municipal services are shared by all that benefit from them. Asheville is a perfect example.