WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It did not take long for New Hanover County’s government to move on from Commissioner Brian Berger.
A WWAY viewer noticed that at least as early as yesterday afternoon Berger’s picture and biography had been removed from the county’s website. A page on the site showing the commissioners has a silhouette that says, “No Photo Available” with the caption “Vacant” where the commissioner’s name would be. Clicking on the image takes you to a high-resolution photo of Commissioner Thomas Wolfe. A phone number listed under the image still rings to Berger’s office voicemail. Though it’s no longer listed on the page, a message sent to Berger’s e-mail account did not bounce back. Berger’s biography is still available on the site by entering his name in the site’s search engine.
Commissioners voted 3-2 Monday to approve a petition of amotion removing Berger from office.
Commissioners have said they will wait for now to fill Berger’s seat. He has 30 days to appeal the decision to New Hanover County Superior Court.