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Beth Dawson

Entertainment tax forces commissioners to raise Airlie admission

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video It could cost you more to stop and smell the roses as a new entertainment tax goes into effect in the Tar Heel state. Full story...
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Coudriet: County vacation policy is a guideline

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videoThe StarNews reported this weekend that New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet is intentionally violating the county's personnel policy to fatten the compensation of several top department managers. This morning we went to the County Commission meeting to see what Coudriet and commissioners had to say. Full story...
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Commissioners to negotiate solid waste deal with Waste Industries

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video After years of debate the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners has decided to take out the trash, and send it to Sampson County. Full story...
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Berger calls out Republican commissioners

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners yesterday gave Brian Berger a special mandate to show up on time or else. Last night Berger had his first chance to meet that rule, but he showed up 20 minutes after a town hall meeting in Wrightsville Beach ended. But he had more to say than why he was late. Full story...
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Republican Commissioners speak out on Berger ruling

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video A day after a North Carolina judge restored Brian Berger’s commissioner’s seat chairman Woody White fired back during a news conference. Full story...
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Commission chair discusses county priorities, Berger appeal

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videoWith the budget process behind them, New Hanover County Commissioners are moving forward on some big issues. They're also changing the way they'll let constituents know about the state of the county. Full story...
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Brian Berger voted out of New Hanover Co. Commission

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video After two years of trials and tribulations, Brian Berger is no longer a New Hanover County Commissioner. That was the result of a 3-2 vote that some said was overdue, but it may have raised more questions than answers moving forward. Full story...
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THE RANT: New Hanover Co. Commission goes too far with Berger amotion

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videoFor the first time in nearly a century, a North Carolina politician has been removed from office through a process called amotion. But WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo says there are lots of losers in this case. He explains in tonight's edition of The Rant. Full story...
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Commissioners vote to censure Berger, start amotion process

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners voted to censure Commissioner Brian Berger Monday. The Board also voted 3-2 in favor of moving forward with an amotion to remove Berger from his post as commissioner. Full story...
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Berger hotel claim checks out, but commissioner absent ahead of censure, amotion debate

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video New Hanover County Commissioners met this afternoon to prepare for Monday's meeting, where they plan to discuss ousting Brian Berger. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger arrested for DWI, colleagues respond

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was arrested again this morning. This time for driving while impaired. Wilmington Police arrested Berger in downtown Wilmington around 2 a.m. Full story...
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County Commission ignores GOP, picks Wolfe for open seat

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The New Hanover County Commission, with a Republican majority, thumbed its nose at the county GOP today, when it passed on the party's nominee to fill an open commission seat. Full story...
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Transition on the New Hanover County Commission

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videoIt was transition time for the New Hanover County Commission tonight. Two newcomers were sworn in and there was a change in leadership. Full story...
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Old commissioners say goodbye as new faces join boards

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It's transition time in local government. The New Hanover County and Brunswick County commissions each welcome two new members tonight. Full story...
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Catlin's election to NC House leaves vacant seat on county commission

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video The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will soon see a whirlwind of change. As two new commissioners wait to be sworn in, another is leaving, which means another seat is up for grabs. Full story...
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