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Pinehurst Annexes Gated Community

Posted June 15, 2007 1:29 p.m. EDT

— The Village Council voted unanimously Friday to annex the Pinewild community.

Pinewild, a gated golf course community developed in the 1980s, fought the annexation for months. Many of the residents said they believe Pinehurst just wants the tax revenue they would generate.

But Village of Pinehurst Manager Andy Wilkinson said the annexation would improve police and fire protection in Pinewild and would extend other municipal services.

Pinehurst also is considering annexing Jackson Hamlet, an older, primarily African-American community. But Wilkinson said the community isn't developed enough under state law to allow annexation right now.