To the editor: In a recent Brunswick Beacon article, Rep. Bonner Stiller stated that any law allowing the taking of, or annexing any property should be revisited more often than every 49 years.
Firstly, the word “taking” should not even be in any consideration of annexation law; there is no taking.
Secondly, the annexation law has been revisited by the N.C. General Assembly at least four times over the last five decades (S.L.1967-954, S.L. 1983e,36 & 768, S.L. 1998-150, and S.L. 2001-487), and each time the law was amended significantly, most recently in 2001.