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NC population grows to more than 9.8 million

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The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the population of North Carolina is now approaching 9.9 million people. The bureau released new population estimates for 2013 Thursday. The state's population from the 2010 census was 9.5 million. Full story...
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Wilmington area second fastest growing in state

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video 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. Full story...
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Feds deny push to move Brunswick Co. back to Wilmington MSA

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video The federal Office of Management and Budget has denied a request to move Brunswick County back into the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. Earlier this year OMB designated the county as part of the Myrtle Beach MSA. Full story...
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1 NC city, 2 in SC among tops for unmarried moms

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A new US Census report finds that a North Carolina city is No. 2 in the country for its percentage of recent unmarried mothers, and two South Carolina cities are in the Top 10. Full story...
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McIntyre continues talks over federal shift of Brunswick Co. to Myrtle Beach MSA

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video The battle continues in Washington over the federal government's decision to move Brunswick County into the Myrtle Beach metro area. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Office of Management and Budget says algorithms reason Brunswick Co. moving to Myrtle Beach MSA

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videoThe Federal Office of Management and Budget now says the reason the Census Bureau is considering moving Brunswick County into the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area is based on algorithms. Full story...
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Push continues to move Brunswick County back to Wilmington MSA

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videoBrunswick County's move to Myrtle Beach's Metro Area had local leaders in Washington, DC, this week encouraging federal officials to reverse their recent decision. Full story...
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City adopts resolution to reverse shift in Brunswick MSA

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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. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. commissioners OK resolution to rejoin Wilmington MSA

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Brunswick County wants back into the Wilmington metropolitan statistical area after commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Monday night requesting it be removed from the Myrtle Beach MSA. Full story...
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Regional effort trying to move Brunswick County back into Wilmington metro area

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videoWe all know Brunswick County is part of southeastern North Carolina, but the federal government sees the map differently. A new designation means the Census Bureau will factor Brunswick County's population, income and demographics into the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. Full story...
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Census moves Brunswick Co. into the Myrtle Beach metro stats

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U.S. Census population counts for metro Wilmington will no longer include Brunswick County, according to new population shifts in the county and federal guidelines for demography. Full story...
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North Carolina adds 100,000 residents

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video The US Census Bureau estimates that North Carolina's population increased by more than 100,000 people in the past year. Full story...
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Census shows Wilmington still on the grow

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Despite its slow recovery from the Great Recession, Wilmington continues to grow. The Port City’s population grew 1.7 percent, to 108,297 residents, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Full story...
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Census shows same-sex domestic partners among NC's fastest-growing

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North Carolina is home to more and more same-sex domestic partners. Census data released Thursday show that the number of domestic partners in the state jumped 68 percent in the last decade to more than 27,000 people. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wrightsville Beach woman upset with census bureau personal visit

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video You've mailed your census bureau form into the government. You even did it on time. The bureau may call or visit you for a double check. It's part of their quality control. Full story...
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