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RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — Brian Berger’s issues with attendance continue. Today was County Assembly Day at the state legislature, but it was also another event where Berger showed up late.

Berger was quick to deny a formal interview with us in Raleigh. He questioned our ethics. We asked him numerous times if he would like to go on camera to clear the air, but each time he denied.

Our camera was set up to shoot an interview with Berger inside the Quorum Center in Raleigh, but we had to chase him down outside.

“You guys have to start reporting a little more accurately,” Berger said. “I would talk to you a little bit more.”

When told him we were there to get his side, Berger said, “My side is I’m doing my job, and I would like to see it reported accurately.

“I don’t need to be here, and I wasn’t going to come, and I said, ‘You know what? I’m going to go.”

Berger said he did not see the value in attending the free conference.

“Despite the cost, you’re still a county commissioner, and you still have to represent the people you serve,” WWAY reporter Ramon Herrera asked Berger.

“You’re a reporter,” Berger said. “You’re suppose to have some integrity, some sense of ethics.”

Berger has refused to return calls and e-mails from WWAY in recent weeks. When we again offered him a chance to talk and clear the air, he said, “I’m consulting with an attorney about all your fabrications.”

Due to Berger’s tardiness he missed out on Speaker of the House Thom Tillis’s address to the commissioners.

Commissioner Ted Davis was also at the event. We asked him about Berger’s tardiness. He declined to comment, saying he was just there to work.

David did say one of the main reasons why he attended was to meet with other commissioners and talk about similar problems.

“For instance I already had a discussion with someone about solid waste and the issue we have right now in New Hanover County,” Davis said. “I’m really looking forward as the program goes on today learning more about issues that other counties have that are similar to New Hanover.”

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32 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Berger late to County Assembly Day at General Assembly"

2015 years 10 months ago

Little Buddy there’s always room for u here in Tabor City…..

2015 years 10 months ago

Most of these posts reflect malice and a lack of knowledge. If you have views don”t just post them 55 times straight shooter- have the guts to run for office. This guy did. More importantly, he has voted the right way at Cfpua and board meetings. I will vote for him again- precisely because of these over the top, distorted attacks. Barffield attacks the school board and threatens mayors- so many other of our “public servants” on council and this group, have done well for themselves , their friends and businesses, and yet we have this stuff. Concerted effort to smear this guy is clear. Frankly, I’d walk away from this crap because in this town it isnt worth it. Someone once said let he who is free from sin throw the first stone–it sure as hell isn’t the likes of Barffield and you folks.

2015 years 10 months ago

Are you insane? He told me that he is not running the next time, but you may be led blindly by the light.

Hey don’t turn the tables away from the real problem (Berger) and tell us to run for office. I price myself with the VERY BEST, so therefore, I HAVE NO DESIRE TO RUN FOR ANY OFFICE, EVER, but YOUR Boy Did have a DESIRE and DID RUN. People wasted countless hours supporting him and what does he do? Repeatedly…mocks the office, and his supporters by FAILING to APPEAR competent.

Anyway, why are you blaming all of us? What did we do? Just because we used our freedom of speech to warn Berger that he needs to at least attempt to conduct himself like a leader…or at the very least, like a responsible adult, you reem us out?

Berger is the only person who deserves your wrath for making the Republicans and the Tee’d PARTY look stupid as heck after his numerous ‘documented’ antics and foibles.

Seriously, Why are you defending him? Hating Jason and Company isn’t an acceptable answer.

2015 years 10 months ago

Since when did it become “news” to report on when a politician is late? I’ve been watching this news channel for a while. I have to say you guys to grasp at straws and do stir up s*#@. For what reason I don’t know, ratings maybe?!?! Trust me I am no Berger fan, or any of these so called “politicians”. But please keep reporting on all these wonderful “news” stories, I need a laugh every afternoon.

2015 years 10 months ago

After all the negative attention of two weeks ago, you obviously have no intention of cleaning up your act. If you had any dignity, a rudimentary concept of avoiding the spotlight until people forget, or, to put it bluntly, and ounce of brains, you wouldn’t be late ANYWHERE for the next year….

…but no. You had to throw it in our faces again and prove that you’re too lazy, too arrogant, or too stupid to figure out how to NOT shoot yourself in the foot.

I voted for you in November. The next time I vote for you will be when they’re ice skating on the river Styx.


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