However, reapportionment after the 2010 census shifted the district more to the south and east. As a result, it lost its share of Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Person, and Rockingham counties. In place of those five counties, portions of Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Nash, Vance, Wayne, and Wilson counties were added. More of Wake County and less of Granville County were also included. The new district is 14 points more Republican than its predecessor.
As a result, Congressman Brad Miller (Democrat), who represented the district from its creation in 2003, announced he would not seek re-election to office in 2012. The district is now represented by Republican George Holding.