New Hanover joins calls to reverse shift in Brunswick MSA

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Submitted: Tue, 04/09/2013 - 12:59pm
Updated: Tue, 04/09/2013 - 2:45pm

By Ashley Withers

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC ( — New Hanover County joined with its neighboring counties and county seat Monday night in asking the federal government to reverse a recent change that designated Brunswick County as part of the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area.

The board of commissioners voted unanimously to pass a resolution asking federal officials to return Brunswick County to Wilmington’s metropolitan area.
Brunswick County, Pender County and the City of Wilmington have all already passed similar resolutions.

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3 Comments on "New Hanover joins calls to reverse shift in Brunswick MSA"

2015 years 8 months ago

This is a case where splitting the baby make sense.

2015 years 8 months ago

It does make sense. Leland people and maybe some in the Southport/Oak Island area prefer to go to Wilmington, but most of the rest of us prefer to go to Myrtle Beach. My family and I go to Wilmington to see family. We also go there for medical care because of insurance, but when we go out we go to Myrtle Beach.

2015 years 8 months ago

Maybe they should put Myrtle Beach in Wilmington’s MSA? LOL
…too bad Saffo couldn’t try to annex Myrtle Beach too.