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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Newly released Census information shows the Wilmington area is one of the fastest growing in the state. That’s even without Brunswick County, which was removed from the region’s data by the US Office of Management and Budget last year.

“Pender County is, of course, a great area to live in, so we are attracting folks from the area to move in to Pender County,” said Kyle Breuer, Pender County’s Director of Planning and Community Development.

He says people are moving into Pender County because of staff increases at Camp Lejeune and because many people would rather live outside of Wilmington.

“We do serve as a somewhat midway point for that, and that’s what I really feel is why we are attracting a lot of development,” Breuer said.

Wednesday the US Census Bureau released its latest report, which shows the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area is the second fastest growing metropolitan area in the state behind Raleigh. Between July 2012 and July 2013 Pender and New Hanover counties combined added more than 5,000 residents.

“There’s a lot of individuals who are coming here for work and things like that, and a lot of individuals who live in the area are actually wanting brand new apartment homes,” said Laura Karnap, a leasing consultant at Amberleigh Shores, an apartment complex in Porters Neck. “Something new and new amenities.”

The total population for the Wilmington MSA for 2013 was more than 260,000 people. That’s a nearly two-percent increase.

All good news for both New Hanover and Pender counties.

“As new infrastructure projects come on, particularly sewer, we do certainly anticipate that growth and development to sustain itself,” Breuer said.

If Brunswick County had not been moved to the Myrtle Beach MSA last year, our region would have be the fastest growing in the state. Instead Myrtle Beach is the seventh fastest growing in the nation.

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2015 years 10 months ago


Wilmington area second fastest growing in state? (in crime is what that means…I reckon…I reckon)
There’s only so much money retired individuals can and will spend.

A scenario of your leader in City Hall (guess who that would be?) backed by non-voting taxpayers:
The story (by comparison):


1. A vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two swindlers who promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or “hopelessly stupid”. = (Saffo/Paid Study Agencies)
2. The Emperor’s ministers cannot see the clothing themselves, but pretend that they can for fear of appearing unfit for their positions and the Emperor does the same. Finally the swindlers report that the suit is finished, they mime dressing him and the Emperor marches in procession before his subjects. The townsfolk play along with the pretense, not wanting to appear unfit for their positions or stupid. = (Taxpayers)
3. Then a child in the crowd, too young to understand the desirability of keeping up the pretense, blurts out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others. The Emperor cringes, suspecting the assertion is true, but continues the procession. = (The lawyer guy that challenges Saffo and Council to selling hotel land for the Convention Center way cheaper then the taxpayers dollars spent for it)
History repeats itself :-(
The End


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