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What do YOU think Commissioner Berger should do?


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Commissioners demanded fellow Commissioner Brian Berger resign Wednesday after a week of drama. Many of his Tea Party supporters, the StarNews and this television station have also recommended he step aside, but he's refused.

What do YOU think Commissioner Berger should do?

Let him know by calling or texting him at (910) 431-3115. Or e-mail him at

You can also email your thoughts with New Hanover County Republican Party Chairwoman Rhonda Amoroso at

Also feel free to leave your comments here!

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Yes, she is a teacher

She teaches pre-school. Three-year old children.

Well-played sir. Ha, Helen

Well-played sir.

Ha, Helen Keller.

brian is no longer effective

brian is no longer effective in his job, fails to show,or vote on things is supposed to be involved in, a clear example of a tea party figure
elected because of party affiliation, not ability.

Cell Phone Number???

Did you really have to post his cell phone number so he can be harassed? WOW. Honestly I think he should resign as well, but to post his cell phone number is crossing the line. Email address is fine.. but come on...


That number is posted on the county website. Do a little thinking and digging before you spout off.

Yeaaaaa, but jerks like

Yeaaaaa, but jerks like myself don't go through the trouble of digging for a personal cell phone number, but once it was posted on WWAY, I have sent several mean, evil, vindictive, lewd and on the brink of criminal text messages and voice-mails.

Quite inappropriate, WWAY.

good job Guestqweg434t

Keep spouting out your ignorance. If you don't know what you are talking about, try to keep quite so as to not look so foolish.

Guestqweg434t - it's not a

Guestqweg434t - it's not a personal cell phone number. It's a work phone. He uses it for county business. Taxpayers help fund it. It's easy to find on the internet. Nothing inappropriate actually.


Scott Pickey
WWAY News Director

Happiness is

Brian Berger headed back to DC with Ben MCoy riding shotgun and the back seat full of Tea Party fools. I'd even vote to let him keep the county van this time and personally buy him a tank of gas.

He should disappear. I

He should disappear.

I didn't vote for him because he came across as a flake during the campaign. Every single thing he has done since confirms my original perception of him. He's a nut, and is awful for new Hanover County.


After seeing the photo of Mr. Berger's self inflicted cuts and reading the texts sent to his estranged girl friend, I fear for not only Heather's safety, but for the safety of his fellow county commissioners as well. These texts appear to be the rantings of a disturbed and distraught mind. It is my sincere hope that Mr. Berger seeks and get the help that he appears to be so badly in need of.

step down

The longer this man stays in office the more irrepairable harm he does for the county and its progress not to mention all the bad publicity which will ultimately result in him not being able to find a job when all this is over. Once his reputation is damaged he will have to leave the area in order to find sustainable employment in the future. Best to leave quietly and get it together as he is not doing himself or the citizens who elected him any good with constant drama and attention grabbing behavior.

Why do we have to wait for

Why do we have to wait for him to resign? Isn't there a recall process in NC??

Don't get your hopes up folks...

Like most of us, he needs an income. He's not stepping down like some cabinet official who will go sit on his yacht to "spend more time with his family." He needs the paycheck and benefits. There are no jobs in Wilmington (thanks in part to the failures of previous boards) and he could never get one if there was with all of his bad press. Would you quit the only income you had because four other politicians and a bunch of Internet posters say so? Expect to see him there for three more years.


Resign of course; does this man have no shame!? Let`s pray he is larger than his foolish and words indicate.


Jonathan Swift once wrote: "When a true genuis appears, all the dunces will be in a confederacy against him." Which just about sums this situation up. Mr. burger is the genuis and all you rabble-rousers are the cofederacy of dunces. All you hypocritical newscasters and every imbecile with a computer is going around blathering and yammering about how bad mr. burger is, when you all should be looking in the mirror. If you read your bible, you'll recollect the passage in the gospel of paul: "judge not, lest ye cast the first stone", which i think is pretty fitting here. It's all a bunch of nepotism and cronyism at it's core, and mr. burger is being bullied and pushed around by the higher-ups because he took that crook bill castor's seat, and everybody know's he's the biggest swindler and con-man of recent times in county history. And since you all can't do anything about it besides whine and complain, (because you can't legally KICK HIM OUT) I'd sugguest all you whiners and crybabys sit back and shut up and let the man get on with his job and quit hounding and bullying him and quit trying to stir up trouble and ratings for your Newscast.

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift also said, "For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery."

The citizens of New Hanover County are in slavery right now, and we are declaring our emancipation from Brian Berger. He just hasn't realized it yet.

Dear PeytonGarrett,

Dear PeytonGarrett, ChefnSurf, and SoutheastNC,
Thanks for proving my point for me by broadcasting you're profound ignorance on this subject on a computer message board for everyone to see what a motley crew of infantile ignoramuses you are, heh. You people need to move out of your parent's basements and get a job and do something CONSTRUCTIVE with your life instead of sitting around on the internet writing snide little slanderous comments about people you never even met, heh.

Confucious say " too much anger create wildly innacurate person"

--- Own my own business, don't know anyone in Wilmington with a basement (although I'm sure there are some somewhere).
--- Am truly sorry some of us apparently churned up so much uncontrolled vitriol from somewhere deep inside of you. Speaking for myself, I was simply responding to your wildly innacurate remarks on a subject I care about. It does seem though that referring to us as " a motley crew of infantile ignoramuses", "writing snide little slanderous comments" also seems, yet once again, wildly innacurate.
--- I also happened to notice that there is a "burgerboy" a "Burger Boy the II" and a "Son of Burger Boy" in this on-going posting. At this juncture, after having read these posts, I do have some concerns about Burgers generating yet additional Burgers like "a motley crew of infantile ignoramuses" to quote one of you Burgers. That would probably not be construed as good breeding.
--- Take a deep breath, smile and have a wonderful day !!!

unlike your man Berger, I do

unlike your man Berger, I do have a job. I'm fine with spending a bit of my lunch-time correcting poor attempts at quoting the Bible.

Have a good day.

The Berger file

Well, I don't live with my parents, don't have a basement, work at night and I know how to spell. You Idiot.

Yet you have time to sit

Yet you have time to sit around reading and replying to this thing all day long. You don't have any idea of what you are talking about, so get a life, YOU IDIOT! (im surprised they even let morons like you comment on here, you would think the moderator would delete stupid inane comments like yours that serve no constructive purpose in the discussion.)


But....if the moderator had to delete "stupid inane comments that serve no constructive purpose in the discussion", he would also have to delete yours! Bummer!

The Berger File:

Burgerboy, Burgerboy II or son of Burgerboy. You are correct in one point of your lame ass rhetoric. I do have time to sit here all day and post. At this moment that is my preference. I get a kick listening to Chimps like you. So have at it. Berger needs to resign pure and simple.

what Bible do you have?

"passage in the gospel of paul: 'judge not, lest ye cast the first stone' "

My Bible has Gospels written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John... but for the life of me, I can't find a "gospel of paul."

I'll assume you mean either Matthew 7:1 "Judge not, that ye be not judged" or John 8:7 "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her" (KJV) If you're going to quote the Good Book, let's do it correctly.

Will the real dunce please step forward

Jonathan swift actually wrote "“When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.” Close ... but no cigar.

If YOU read YOUR bible you would know that the gosple of Paul NEVER said "judge not, lest ye cast the first stone". Matthew 7:1 said "Judge not lest ye be judged and John 8:7 said "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone". Boy, not even close to accurate!

Perhaps "burgerboy", it would be a good idea if you decided not to refer to OTHERS in our community as "dunces". Your own quotations seem to point the dunce arrow in quite a different direction.

This is exactly the kind of nonsense that so many, many of us would really, really like to see removed from our local government

The Berger File:

Burgurboy, Yes there is a "blathering, yammering imbecile on this link posting. It's You. Apparently You two are related to one another, I can sense the same mental capacity for both of You... Running on empty. This is no longer a private matter. He is a public official thus He is fair game. Mr. Berger himself only adds fuel to the fire. Right now it is burning white hot. And again Burgurboy, You did not spell his name correctly. Idiot X 2.


The Bible also says, "A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion." - Proverbs 18:2.

Seems to fit you pretty well, huh? See? The devil himself can cite Scripture for his own purpose.

i was enjoying this feed

i was enjoying this feed until you ruined it with all ur scripture that you manipulate

Let him get on with his

Let him get on with his job??? He never shows up on time do his job. In fact, he hardly ever votes to take any action on motions either... that's not doing a job.