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Questions for 2014 in Southeastern North Carolina

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Will violent crime continue to drop in Wilmington? Will violent crime continue to drop in Wilmington?
Will state lawmakers extend film incentives? Will state lawmakers extend film incentives?
What will be the fallout of Brunswick County moving to the Myrtle Beach MSA? What will be the fallout of Brunswick County moving to the Myrtle Beach MSA?
Will 2013 bring more new businesses to Pender County? Will 2013 bring more new businesses to Pender County?

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – As the new year begins, we have questions about how some of the events from last year will affect Southeastern North Carolina in 2014.

Will violent crime continue to drop in Wilmington?

Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said violent crime was down in the final months of 2013 after a spike in gang-related violent crime in the fall. Officers found themselves on both sides of gunfire and faced charges of excessive force.

Will state lawmakers extend film incentives?

Industry officials warn business will go bust if lawmakers don't take action on the tax credits, which are on track to sunset at the end of the year. But extending the incentives will be a tough sell for many Republicans, who have majorities in the House and Senate.

What will be the fallout of Brunswick County moving to the Myrtle Beach MSA?

In 2013, despite protests from area elected officials and members of Congress, the federal government moved Brunswick County from the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) to the Myrtle Beach MSA. Local leaders fear the move will hinder their ability to attract businesses to the Wilmington area.

Will 2013 bring more new businesses to Pender County?

In October, the county announced its Pender Commerce Park, off Highway 421 just north of New Hanover County, would get its first tenant. R.C. Creations, a seafood processing company based in New York, said it will invest nearly $30 million and hire 120 workers by 2017. And Burgaw could be getting its first Wal-Mart if the superstore wins approval from the town. A public hearing could be held as early as February.

What questions do you have for 2014? Let us know in the comment section below.

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