It's news because Mr. Berger is a county commissioner who makes important decisions for the residents and voters of New Hanover County. Most of those decisions are financial, and residents/voters deserve to know if someone they elected to office is making good, sound financial decisions.
Mr. Berger has already shown, many times over, that he makes extremely poor decisions, financial and otherwise. If he can't handle his own finances, why should he be trusted to make financial decisions for over 100,000 residents of this county?
Receiving news reports such as this one from WWAY keeps residents/voters informed about their elected officials judgements and character, which helps them to determine whether they want to vote that person back into office once again. Obviously, Mr. Berger can't even handle his own checkbook, and his character leaves much to be desired. Bring it on WWAY (and all the news stations)! We, the residents of New Hanover County, need all the information about elected officials that you can give us so that we can make informed decisions when we go to the polls.
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