Brunswick Co. family has 90 days to find new home

Posted by Debra Worley - email

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A family in Brunswick County will have about three months to find a new place to live, after they lost their house to a fire earlier this week.

Steve and Sharon Greer moved into a camper on their property in Southport days after a stove fire burned through their home Sunday.

But, according to a Brunswick County ordinance, campers are not allowed on homeowners' properties.

The Greer's moved into the camper to remain on the property, because they say they've noticed people stealing from their home.

"It just makes me sick to my stomach that we are being forced to do something," said Sharon Greer.  "Even when Hurricane Katrina hit, those people. The government helped them. They put them up in trailers and stuff. I didn't hear anything about them having to sign an agreement to get out. I just feel like that we're being attacked."

The county is giving the Greer's 90 days to remain in the camper until they can find a new place to live.

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