Wilmington metro second fastest-growing in NC
3/28/14- The Wilmington Metro area continues to grow.
The area made up of New Hanover and Pender counties grew 1.99 %last year–making it the second-fastest growing metro in the state.
The Wilmington metro used to include Brunswick County, but federal officials decided last year to group Brunswick County with the Myrtle Beach metro area.
The federal government uses this data to determine how much funding to allocate for various projects, including the building of new roads.