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New Hanover Co. Commission gets back to work after turbulent two weeks

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Commissioners were back at work today for their first meeting since asking Commissioner Brian Berger to resign.

This morning Berger arrived early and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Nearly two weeks ago, the other four commissioners asked him to resign after a series of personal issues.

Commissioners have mentioned possibly limiting Berger's role on the commission, by removing him from boards and limiting travel, but that was not discussed at today's meeting.

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Not Enough

"I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it." - Margaret Thatcher (1925-?) British statewoman.

I have to agree with Margaret on this.

Too much, too little, too late. Sorry, but it takes more than being early to a meeting and reciting the Pledge of Alligiance to change my mind on Mr. Berger.

(1) I see no remorse by him for what he's done, except that it has affected his political office.

(2) He's always blaming someone else for his own choices. He's now blaming Heather for everything, where previously he was blaming the other county commissioners.

Whatever happened with his drawing unemployment from DC while he was working as a county commissioner here? Has all that now been swept under the rug? Can't he be prosecuted on this? After all, they are taxpayer funds and he should be made to repay them or serve time.

Mr. Berger is as mixed up now as he was several months ago. Nothing has changed. He's made our county a laughing stock, as well as every voter who voted for him.

The Berger File:

I would not worry about limiting his participation too much. He does a good job of limiting himself. At other boards he is on He mostly sits, thumbing through files, looking down like a little kid turning the pages of a fairy tale. Not a clue does he have. Seriously, just remove him from all boards and committees he is on. Appoint someone who is able to contribute and inform the other members of the commission so decisions may be made. Let him sit and ponder his next accusatory barrage towards everyone out to get him. Let him sit and just be silent. That is so much better than listening to his garbled, nasal dialog. Just let him sit.

good job getting an alarm clock

Seriously. Hope this means Berger's getting his act together. We'll see.