Solomon Towers Residents Upset

WILMINGTON -- A local developer has apparently made an offer on Wilmington's Solomon Towers, one of Wilmington's oldest public facilities that houses the poor, aging, and disabled.

The Wilmington Housing Authority put the 11-story high rise that overlooks the Cape Fear River up for sale a year ago, with an asking price of $18-million.

Residents of Solomon Towers are upset and feel they are being treated unfairly, saying they do not want to relocate.

"It makes me feel very sad. It really does because I'm on a fixed income. Everybody here's on a fixed income. Rent is really high. We all know that in Wilmington and it's hard to relocate," said Pat Hanks.

Reported by Max Winitz