New Hanover County security cost involving Berger: $5,000

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Submitted: Mon, 12/30/2013 - 2:51pm
Updated: Tue, 12/31/2013 - 12:37am

By Ashley Withers

WILMINGTON, NC (StarNews) — New Hanover County officials have spent more than $5,000 this year on added security measures involving Commissioner Brian Berger since his fellow commissioners called for his resignation in March.

The call for Berger’s resignation came after Chairman Woody White said Berger’s “episodes have reached a critical mass.”

These “episodes” included Berger handing a copy of a 10-page document to Gov. Pat McCrory while he was in town on March 21 and Berger’s unauthorized trip to Washington, DC, to pass out thousands of copies of the document. The document threatened some county staff members and accused both current and former officials of illegal activity.

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7 Comments on "New Hanover County security cost involving Berger: $5,000"

doyle enos
2015 years 8 months ago

looks like you can’t fix stupid.

2015 years 8 months ago

How much did the New Hanover Co Board of Commissioners spend on additional legal costs to try to unseat Commissioner Berger? I would imagine these are the bigger costs to the taxpayer?

2015 years 8 months ago have Berger ousted by the “Amotion” process that everyone knew wouldn’t work!!! Seems as thought the taxpayer are out in excess of $100,000.00 for costs related to that brilliant decision. These county council members don’t have the God-given common sense to get out of the rain with lightening popping about them!

And Woody “Woodpecker” White wants a run at Congress? Surely not. After he stepped in it so deep as a failed local politician, there’s no way he can represent our district on a state and federal level!!!

2015 years 8 months ago

This thing with Commissioner Berger is so far out of bounds it would be slander anywhere else. They push him around and when he stands up for his beliefs he either winds up in jail or ccorrupt Sheriff McDonald, WPD and Ben David send the cavalry (SUVs and Chargers) and Berger’s just out grocery shopping. Those half dozen stealth vehicles could be using flood tactics in the projects to save lives. Berger about the least threatening, dedicated, ballsy, nicest, clean anti-corrupt lawyers like Woody and fake preachers (Barfield!) and a guy nobody even voted for who’s name escapes me…So he’s not perfect, I’d bet my house Brian Berger has more integrity and looks to the Bible more than any elected official here especially Commissioners he’s served with.

I’d not show BBs retraint. Not after what these crooked politicians and “The Law” they have do the dirty work, the DA who wants to be Attorney General of NC and his ego-driven witchunt to nail Berger, distracting you guys from the domestic violence trumped up charges David should have resigned for putting politics first. I’d need a drink too if I was Berger. Funny thing, he’s probably innocent. Hated for nothing.
We will see (If Ben David and Woody lied and are wasting hundreds of thousands (5k…ha…try 500,000 dollars more like it to use tax dollars, controlling government, out of control “peace officers” and liberal media to destroy the only official who not only has opposed wasting taxes on stadiums and bowling alleys, practices fiscal conservatism while crooks like Woody White and Sultan Barield lie like politicians. Commissioner Berger is odd, he’s got a funky voice, nose, prob some condition, yet he has the courage of a lion and there probably are people who need to lose their jobs, go to prison, for bullying and retaliating against the defenseless Berger. And pay back the taxpayers not 5,000 but all the money they’ve wasted going after Berger. They live high, the County should auction their houses to help pay back the money wasted by everyone but Berger if he’s found not guilty of drunk driving. And Ben David should retire then, three strikes going for Berger, and he should be disbarred.

Woody and Barfield deserve a boot off the Board, Dawson and her partner in crime engineer husband, and what about ted davis? There is alot we don’t know, the media don’t report, but Commissioner Berger is the most caring (for we little citizens) official and his life has been destroyed. That kind of courage and sacrifice should get some reward, to set things right. sorta. And Woody belongs in behind bars with his buddy barfield, can u imagine those guys in Congress.

2015 years 8 months ago

The only lion I’m seeing is you lying. He’s a deeply disturbed individual who doesn’t even have enough courage to leave his residence on a timely basis in order to attend commission meetings.

Wake up Rebecca, you not at Sunnybrook Farm any more.

Pamela miller
2015 years 8 months ago

A Commissioner that has had problems for months is left in office. the state attorney general office should investigate and there should be an independent panel appropriated by that office with the Governor to. Investigate the entire commission , the sheriff office and the police. This needs cleaned up. Hello Wilmington – ya got problems that go deeper than this guy. Disgusting.

2015 years 8 months ago

Does anyone know if a copy of what he gave the governor is available? It seems to me that if he did threaten people in that document, they could/should have charged him with communicating threats.