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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY)– New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger made headlines this week as reports surfaced that he may have tried to commit suicide. Berger has since denied those claims and accused police of wrongdoing.

New Hanover County Commissioners met Thursday for an agenda briefing at the New Hanover County Government Center. Following that meeting we got reaction from Berger about his controversial week.

County Commissioners will have another formal meeting Tuesday.

For our interview, please click on video icon.

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2015 years 11 months ago

Ok then…Scott…”YOU” acted unprofessionally on how you conducted yourself during that interview…News Director or not. If anyone should have done this interview better…the News Director should have.
Thanks for pointing the finger at yourself regardless of Berger’s flaws in your eyes, or the public’s eyes as you see it. Very unprofessional reporting just to get the wrestling fans reading and watching these post in an uproar.
Do you not think for a moment that when an individual is on antidepressants, and they are under a doctors care, and are in need of help…and are subject to uncertainty…that’s the time to fire both… Read more »

Scott Pickey
2015 years 11 months ago

We’ve been getting a lot of feedback on our interview Thursday afternoon with New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger and wanted to take a moment to address it.

I understand that many of our viewers thought the interview unprofessional and that we were harassing Mr. Berger.

First of all let me be clear that I was the one interviewing Mr. Berger, not our reporter Cliff Pyron. Cliff only reported on the story in our newscasts.

Now, here’s my take on the whole situation as News Director. Mr. Berger chose to run for elected office. In doing so, he placed… Read more »

2015 years 11 months ago

Odd, because if you look at the by-line the story was submitted by Cliff Pyron.

Das Weibstück
2015 years 11 months ago

All he has to do is quit, all this attention will go away. The texts he sent his Ex were pointing to self harm, she called police to save Berger. If he doesn’t want the attention then he shouldn’t make himself newsworthy !

Neil Armstrong
2015 years 11 months ago

you remember this guy

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