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City adopts resolution to reverse shift in Brunswick MSA


By Julian March

WILMINGTON, NC ( -- The Wilmington City Council wants the federal government to reverse a recent change that designated Brunswick County as part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area.

On Tuesday night, the council voted unanimously to pass a resolution asking federal officials to return Brunswick County to Wilmington's metropolitan area.

After the 2010 Census, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget realigned the nation's metro areas, also called metropolitan statistical areas, or MSAs. The Census Bureau uses MSAs to calculate population, income and demographics for a specific geographic area.

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I don't care if we are in the Myrtle Beach MSA.. I actually prefer it.. Wilmington never does anything for us. At least in MB when you show your drivers license which shows Brunswick County you receive local discounts. I usually do all my shopping in MB I never go to Wilmington. Brunswick County elected officials should really be worried about other things and not this. Leave it alone it surely doesn't effect us one way or another


What all these politicians should is let the people vote in it that lives in Brunswick county. Some people in this county is getting tired of giving wilmington everything they want.

you are exactly right!

you are exactly right! brunswick county commissioners are out of touch with their voters, it would be much better for this county to cut ties with wilmington, saffo and company are heading down a path of doomsday for the taxpayers, myrtle beach is a nice area, a lot safer, sc has better roads and a lot more reasonable living, a much better area to be tied with.

WWAY, have there been any

WWAY, have there been any interviews of Brunswick County officials to tell whether or not the people of Brunswick County may in fact favor this metropolitan "affiliation" with Myrtle Beach?

They already did

See link below - they already passed a similar resolution.

We see your link, but you

We see your link, but you fail to answer the question, the link is what the commissioners want, not necessarily what the taxpayers of Brunswick County want, which nowadays in politics seem to be a forgotten item, after all, they were elected to represent us, not themselves, so a vote should have been standard operating practice.