MIDWAY ROAD—Mike Richards, owner of Midway Trading Post at the corner of N.C. 211 and Midway Road, is in the midst of his own annexation fight, but not in the state legislature. This fight is much closer to home.
On May 8, Richards signed a petition to have the trading post property non-contiguously annexed to Oak Island in an effort to avoid St. James annexing the property. Other property owners in the Midway area have done the same.
On May 12, the town of St. James called a special meeting and adopted a resolution of intent to annex the property.