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New Hanover County News

FIRST ON 3: Blaylock tells 911 Berger threatened to hurt himself and has cut himself before (CALL ATTACHED)

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New Hanover County 911 has released a call it received Monday night from Brian Berger's girlfriend Heather Blaylock. She tells the 911 operator that Berger texted her that he was going to hurt himself, that he sent her a picture of a cut, that he has two guns in his study and that he has anger management issues. Full story...
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THE RANT: Brian Berger, ever the victim

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Mr. Berger, STOP PLAYING THE VICTIM! No one is making you date this woman. No one keeps you from showing up for meetings on time, if you show up at all. No one causes all of this dysfunction in your life, EXCEPT FOR YOU! It's time you grew up Mr. Berger. Being a county commissioner is a job for an adult. From what we've seen over the past eight months, you are not capable. May we formally suggest that you make a tough decision and either break up with Heather and get your act straight, or resign ASAP so this county can get back to business. You are a distraction and have single-handedly made the New Hanover County Commission a circus. Full story...
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Fire breaks out at Wilmington retirement community

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No one was seriously injured after a fire broke out at Lake Shore Commons Retirement Community. Full story...
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Air conditioner unit theft becoming a theme in New Hanover County

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video Businesses at Emerald Square off of Wrightsville Ave. are the latest victims of what police are calling "a rash of air conditioner unit thefts". Full story...
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Traffic moving again after Cape Fear Memorial Bridge gets stuck

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The Department of Transportation said it started sending crews to check out the bridge around 2:30 p.m., but they also got stuck in traffic. Full story...
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Seahawks release complete hoops slate

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Year number two of the Buzz Peterson era is not too far away. The complete basketball schedule for the men's basketball team at UNCW is now set. Full story...
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Brian Berger says he did not try to kill himself

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video WWAY has learned from sources close to Brian Berger that the New Hanover County Commissioner tried to kill himself at his home last night. Berger says the allegations are untrue. Full story...
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USL PRO Awards Finalists Announced

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The season is over for the Wilmington Hammerheads. It ended in a first round shootout playoff loss. USL Pro finalists have been announced. Voting is underway. Full story...
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AGs concerned about human trafficking ads on website

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Backpage.com needs to step up efforts to remove advertising for human trafficking, especially ads that could involve children, say Attorney General Roy Cooper and 45 other state attorneys general. Full story...
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"The Big Talker FM" hosting special Monkey Junction Annexation show Thursday

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There have been so many folks that have been involved in this fight, yet the petitions are not coming in as quickly as they did in Southport. We really want to get the word out about this central location where folks stop by, talk with legislators and activists about this issue, and get information directly from the Board of Elections Director. Full story...
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