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Archive - Sep 8, 2011

Berger won't resign; blames other commissioners for distractions

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video A day after his fellow commissioners called for his resignation, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger held a news conference of his own this evening. Despite what his colleagues want, a defiant Berger said he would not resign and blamed the other commissioners for the distractions caused by his personal life becoming public. Full story...
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Berger served with protective order from ex-girlfriend, due in court next week

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies served New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger with a protective order a short time after his Thursday evening news conference. A Sheriff's Office spokesman says the 10-day protective order was filed by Berger's ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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Belville censures town Mayor

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video The Belville Board of Commissioners called a special meeting tonight to censure the town's Mayor. Full story...
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Week # 4 - high school football preview on WWAY

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video Week number four of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Jesse Jones takes a look at some of the matchups for September 9. Full story...
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US citizen linked to Al Qaeda terror plot on 9/11 anniversary

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US authorities are scrambling to sort through information that the CIA developed in the past 24 hours indicating that at least three individuals entered the US in August by air with the intent to launch a vehicle-borne attack against Washington, DC, or New York around the anniversary of 9/11, according to intelligence officials. Full story...
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What do YOU think Commissioner Berger should do?

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New Hanover County Commissioners demanded fellow Commissioner Brian Berger resign Wednesday after a week of drama. Many of his Tea Party supporters, the StarNews and this television station have also recommended he step aside, but he's refused. What do YOU think Commissioner Berger should do? Let him know by calling or texting him at (910) 431-3115. Or e-mail him at bberger@nhcgov.com. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Can voters recall Brian Berger?

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has had a chaotic and controversial couple of weeks. It all came to a head yesterday when the other county commissioners asked for his resignation. Wednesday night Berger released a statement saying he looks forward to continuing his service as a county commissioner. That has many thinking could or will there be a recall vote? Full story...
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Former UNCW AD Mehrtens lands new job

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Former UNCW Athletics Director Kelly Mehrtens has a new job. She has joined the staff at the University of Maryland as deputy athletics director for internal operations. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: McIntyre writes Mayor Bloomberg asking a prayer be added to 9/11 ceremony

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U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre, Co-Chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, and his congressional colleagues in the caucus, have written the Mayor of New York City, encouraging him to include prayer in the ceremony commemorating the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sanford Lowe's back open after tornado demolished it

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video April 16 is a day that many of us will unlikely forget any time soon. That's the day that a series of tornadoes tore through the Carolinas. Perhaps the lasting image for most people, though, is of a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Lee County, which was reduced to rubble. Today, the store reopened. Full story...
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Prison program gives inmates, dogs "New Leash on Life"

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video You've heard of a new lease on life, but how about a "New Leash on Life?" The Pender Correctional Institution celebrated three years of inmates training dogs to be partnered with families. But the nine-week experience impacts more than just the dogs whose lives are saved. Full story...
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OP-ED: Sen. Burr reflects on 9/11 anniversary

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Sen. Richard Burr was a member of the US House of Representatives on Sept. 11, 2001. He visited Ground Zero in the days after the attacks as a member of House Select Committee on Intelligence. Ten years later, he reflects on that day and what it still means to America. Full story...
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Contractors help Wilmington with Irene clean-up

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Because of the large volume of debris, the city has decided to activate its storm debris pick-up contract. That means crews from a Florida-based company giving an extra hand to city workers to help clean up wilmington for the next couple weeks. Full story...
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Fake Marine gets 16 months in prison

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An Onslow County man has been sentenced to 16 months in prison after he was convicted earlier this year of portraying himself as a U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam. Full story...
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Wilmington council candidate says Berger must resign

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In a news release emailed Thursday, Napier Fuller says, "We cannot have three more years of such disruption; Berger must resign." Full story...
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