Commissioners vote to begin process to remove Berger from office

Tags: , , , , , ,

Submitted: Tue, 04/09/2013 - 1:06am
Updated: Tue, 04/09/2013 - 5:06pm

By Ashley Withers

WILMINGTON, NC ( — "I'm not crazy" – New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's outraged declaration Monday night set the tone for a lengthy board discussion that ended with a formal move toward Berger's removal from elected office.

The board of commissioners asked county staff to begin the amotion process – a North Carolina common law that deals with a private corporation removing an officer because he was unfit – after questioning Berger about his reasons for believing the county is guilty of wrongdoing toward him.

The discussion started during the public comments section when New Hanover County resident Ricky Meeks used his three-minute comment to ask Berger to take a leave of absence so the board could "get on with the people’s business."

Click here to

Leave a Reply

62 Comments on "Commissioners vote to begin process to remove Berger from office"

2015 years 8 months ago

B M, would you be good enough to say which of the votes to censure Brian on the County Commission were made by “left wingers”??

Me, Myself, and I
2015 years 8 months ago

Ricky Meeks is highly intelligent. I’ve seen him, in person, talking with perfect English, very fast, well-educated, clever, and articulate. I read his FaceBook page. And he tries to come across as a 3rd grader.

When he pretends to be a slow talking “Forrest Gump”, he isn’t fooling me, or anyone else.

2015 years 8 months ago

I have read that Berger has no real income. If so, who is supporting him financially?

Does he own a home? Is he renting an apartment?

I would imagine he is in desperate financial straits. On one level I feel sorry for the man. On another level, I find him most irritating.

Anyway, it would be interesting to know which of his political supporters are also his financial supporters.

Fleet Ghost
2015 years 8 months ago

I’d like to read it. I think that would give some idea what Mr. Berger’s state of mind is. He actions do seem to be purposefully counter productive to the process of running county business.

2015 years 8 months ago

brian burger is about the only guy up there who isn’t a crook, he should vote to have all of them other bully’s and crooks to get kicked off of there so they quit stirring up trouble for him constantly, the only reason they’re after him is b/c he’s not a libber democrat like the rest of them, they should impeach the rest of them crooks in jail for about 20 years for egregious behaviour by a public official, they’re all nutcases who should need to go to dorthea dix and after all this brian burger should get out of this dump and run for governor!