StarNews: County officials look into statewide bill as way to remove Berger from office

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Submitted: Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:43am
Updated: Tue, 04/02/2013 - 1:50pm

By: Ashley Withers

New Hanover County is almost out of options to remove Commissioner Brian Berger from office – primarily because Wednesday is the deadline for state legislators to file local bills.

Berger has refused to resign time and time again. Most recently, Chairman Woody White called for his resignation in late March after his latest rants and erratic behavior left county staff and his fellow board members fearing for their safety.

But beyond Berger’s resignation, there are currently only four ways to remove an elected official in North Carolina: if the member is convicted of a felony, corruption, financial or election law violations; the board files an amotion; or the attorney general brings action on behalf of the state in Superior Court. The state legislature could also pass an act removing him.

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35 Comments on "StarNews: County officials look into statewide bill as way to remove Berger from office"

2015 years 8 months ago

He was voted in by the people and good or bad he was elected. To pass a bill that would allow someone to be remove just because some people don’t like them is going to far. That means any elected offical could be remove if he voted against something the other members wanted.

Well, another thought on this maybe it would give us a way to get rid of the Mayor of Wilmington and the council members that are always costing us money.

Berger hang in there…..

2015 years 8 months ago

I have no doubt that the voters of New Hanover County would re-elect Brian Berger. He best represents the mores, hopes, dreams, and aspiration of this county’s people. When I think of New Hanover County, it’s people like Brian Berger that come to mind.

2015 years 8 months ago

Since you consider him threatening, why not have a restraining order taken out, thereby he can’t be there at the meetings. He is not serving his position anyway so no great loss

2015 years 8 months ago

and what great Northern State do you come from. When I read a post like yours, I think what stupid Yankee wrote this.

2015 years 8 months ago

… some a-hole like you pops out from under a rock and does that stupid “damn yankee” thing.

Berger was elected by people from NHC, not somewhere else. The vast majority of voters who voted for Berger were originally from here, not somewhere else. That makes the people who elected him the stupid ones, not someone from somewhere else. With that many stupid voters, guest 57 is probably from here, not from somewhere else.

Guest 57’s post was truly asinine …. and …. unfortunately, so was yours.

Stop embarassing the rest of us with your blame re-assignment nonsense.