By Ashley Withers
WILMINGTON, NC (StarNewsOnline.com) -- The price just went up for New Hanover County on former Commissioner Brian Berger's appeal.
The county has hired outside counsel to represent them during the appeal proceedings. A cost estimate for the services was not immediately available Monday morning.
Up until this point, the county's team of three staff attorneys has handled the case. Now the task will fall to Greenville-based lawyer John Martin with Ward and Smith, a law firm with five locations across the state.