"I'm not crazy" – New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's outraged declaration Monday night set the tone for a lengthy board discussion that ended with a formal move toward Berger's removal from elected office.
He was once a rising star in the New Hanover County Republican Party, but now party leaders say Brian Berger has become a black eye of sorts and are taking steps to distance themselves from the embattled county commissioner.
Much controversy has surrounded the New Hanover County Commission and their e-mail exchanges this week. After Commissioner Brian Berger publicly accused fellow Commissioner Rick Catlin of holding secret meetings and stealing his notes, Catlin decided to send a few e-mails of his own.
A Brunswick County Commissioner is sticking to his guns when it comes to stepping down from the county's Department of Social Services board. The county voted to adopt a code of ethics and a code of conduct policy in December requiring county commissioners to resign from their boards to avoid any conflict of interest.
Brunswick County Commissioners agree Charles Warren could be in violation of the codes and the board is now moving forward with censure proceedings.