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Candidates, county renounce campaign calls that claim to be Brian Berger

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videoDuring election season, automated calls from candidates are nothing out of the norm, but last night and this morning some New Hanover County voters got one with what sounds like unexpected endorsements from Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City, county look to work together on future storm clean-up

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video New Hanover County has told the City of Wilmington it will not help foot some of the city's bill to clean up from February's ice storm. But could the mess be a spark for county-city cooperation? 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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Update from New Hanover Co. on government shutdown

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As of Monday morning, I want to share with you where we stand. The impacts remain isolated to social services in that last week the state directed that all counties begin accepting new applications for WIC and making benefits available. Full story...
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WIC, Wave feeling impacts of federal shutdown

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video The impact of the federal government shutdown continues to be felt locally. Today New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet let commissioners know that the county's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and Wave Transit are now being impacted thanks to a lack of federal funding for the programs. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger files motion for county to pay legal fees

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video Last week Brian Berger got his seat on the New Hanover County Commission. Now he wants the county to pay for the legal fight. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Manager gets $15k raise, now making $175,000

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videoNew Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet will receive a pay raise and contract extension as his second year in the position begins. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. wants to explore merging fire service with City of Wilmington

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New Hanover County asked the City of Wilmington to jointly participate in a study as the next step in looking at options for the city and county governing boards to consider in providing fire service to the community. Full story...
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Former Animal Control director speaks on settlement

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video Last week we told you a settlement was reached between New Hanover County and former Animal Control director Jean McNeil. Today, McNeil sent a statement to WWAY. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Senior Resource Center becomes stand-alone entity

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New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet is reorganizing the county's Parks, Gardens and Senior Resource Center department. Full story...
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Coudriet offers to forgive remaining Berger debt; commissioners say not so fast

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video It's finally pay back time for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Berger paid a portion of the more than $400 he owes the county in travel expenses, but the story does not end there. Full story...
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Berger doesn't pay back travel expenses at commission meeting

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video It's pay back time. At least that's what New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger said last week about the more than $400 in travel expenses he owes the county. However, it did not happen Monday night. Full story...
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Brian Berger skips out on leadership conference, says it's not his fault

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is once again back in the spotlight. After requesting county staff to send out a news release about a conference he was invited to, Berger did not go. But Berger says it's not his fault. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners approve budget, honor retiring manager

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New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved next year's budget today. Commissioners also honored many retiring county employees at today's meeting, including long time County Manager Bruce Shell. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Coudriet named New Hanover Co. Manager; Replaces Shell

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video New Hanover county leaders named a new county manager Thursday. Current Assistant County Manager, Chris Coudriet, will succeed Bruce Shell this summer. Full story...
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