North Carolina Regions
The February 2013 delineation of metropolitan statistical areas by the Office of Management and Budget moved Brunswick County in the southeast of North Carolina from the Wilmington metropolitan area to the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area across the border in South Carolina. Similarly, Currituck and Gates are considered part of the Virginia Beach metropolitan area. While these may be appropriate when considering interstate economic activity, they make little sense for a website focused on North Carolina. Moreover, a large number of North Carolina counties are not in any metropolitan area as currently defined.