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By Julian March

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) — 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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