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Boiling Spring Lakes woman continues to fight city on code violations by neighbors

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At the heart of the issue is what Anita Pinckney says is garbage in one neighbor’s yard, and mistreated animals in the other.

Pinckney said the city takes little to no action when it comes to her complaints about code violations.

City Manager David Lewis declined an on camera interview, but showed WWAY a file with all of Pinckney’s complaints.

Lewis said each is followed up on.

Pinckney mainly complains about trash in her neighbor’s yard and dogs that aren’t fed or watered.

We first met her in December, when she shared her concerns about her neighbor’s pit bull, being chained to a stake. “Not only is it a quality of life issue, but looking over and seeing the pain of the animals is excrutiating,” Pinckney said.

It’s a back and forth that’s waged on since Pinckney moved there in March of 2005.

Pinckney said its evidence of discrimination. “Parts of this city are being protected, and other parts are being ignored.”

Some are fined for having less in the yard than her neighbors.

Ken Lewis said both properties next to Ms. Pinckney were examined, multiple times, and not found in violation of the city’s nuisance ordinance.

Anita Pinckney has put her house on the market. She wants to move out of the city because of all the trouble.

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videoAt the heart of the issue is what Anita Pinckney says is garbage in one neighbor’s yard, and mistreated animals in the other.

Pickney said the city takes little to no action when it comes to her complaints about code violations.

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