Brunswick wants back in Wilmington area

Brunswick County officials don't like the fact the county has been moved from the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area and want to be moved back in.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports the county commissioners passed a resolution Monday asking to be returned to Wilmington from the Myrtle Beach, S.C., statistical area.

Last month, the federal government announced the county was being moved to the Myrtle Beach statistical area, reflecting growth in the southern part of the county near the South Carolina state line.

The commissioners plan to send the resolution to U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, as well as Sens. Richard Burr and Kay Hagan asking them to get the Office of Management and Budget to reverse the decision.

County officials say the decision could affect industries looking to locate there.