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New Hanover County News

DOT figures out why bridge got stuck, working on repairs

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During testing operations overnight, NC Department of Transportation personnel determined that a brake motor malfunctioned causing a short circuit in the Cape Fear River Memorial Bridge's computer system. As a result, the bridge remained open in its upright position for over an hour yesterday. Full story...
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Perdue asks for more federal help; New Hanover not on list

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Gov. Bev Perdue has asked FEMA to add counties to its disaster declaration request for recovery, including derbis removal, after Hurricane Irene. The list includes several counties in our area, including Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Onslow and Pender. Full story...
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Wilmington Police release Berger incident report (FULL REPORT ATTACHED)

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video Wilmington Police have released the incident report regarding their stop at New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's house Monday night. Full story...
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Berger claims WPD lied; Evangelous defends department (INCLUDES BERGER'S EMAIL TO THE CHIEF)

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Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous is defending his department against accusations from New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. READ BERGER'S E-MAIL TO EVANGELOUS INSIDE. Full story...
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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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