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Jury finds Berger not guilty in appeal of protective order violation

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video A Brunswick Count jury has found New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger not guilty of violating a protective order. Berger had appealed an earlier ruling that he had violated the order back in November. Full story...
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Goolsby says bill would help clarify NC concealed weapon law

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video No guns in school is a no brainer, but what happens when your school is also a church? Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) hopes a new bill will help clarify. Full story...
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Republican lawmakers say Perdue budget, tax hike 'ain't gonna fly'

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's proposed budget includes a big boost for education, but it relies heavily on more money out of your wallet. The $20.9 billion spending plan depends on a sales tax increase. Full story...
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State senators say they have votes to block Monkey Junction annexation

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video State Senators Thom Goolsby and David Rouzer announced today they have enough support to pass a bill that's already passed in the House when they go back to the General Assembly. If it becomes law, it would stop forced annexation in Monkey Junction through the end of the year. But the effort does not stop there. Full story...
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Candidate Deb Butler demands equal time on 'The Big Talker FM'

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On Wednesday April 25, 2012, The Big Talker FM received a formal request from North Carolina Democrat party attorney, John R. Wallace of Wallace & Nordan L.L.P. in Raleigh, NC, via hand delivery and e-mail, for equal time for Deb Butler, the Democratic candidate for the District 9 North Carolina Senate seat. Full story...
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Berger's traffic charges reduced; plans to appeal domestic order violation

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger got a break in court today, when charges stemming from a January traffic stop were reduced. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger guilty of breaking protective order

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video Guilty. That's the verdict in a trial this morning for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. A judge found Berger did violate a protective order filed by his ex-girlfriend. Full story...
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Berger released from jail after being arrested for failure to appear

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video Brian Berger has been released from jail after being back behind bars Friday. The New Hanover County Commissioner was arrested Friday morning after he failed to appear in court. Berger is no stranger to running behind schedule, but Friday there was a serious price to pay for his tardiness. Full story...
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Local legislators react to Perdue's decision

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's decision not to run again caused a political ripple throughout the state today. Here in town we caught up with Democratic Rep. Susi Hamilton and Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby to get their reaction. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Poll - If Mayor Saffo ran against Senator Goolsby

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According to a new poll conducted on behalf of Progress North Carolina, a New Hanover senate seat could be very competitive this fall. Full story...
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Leaders discuss business of education over breakfast

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videoLocal and state leaders met for breakfast this morning and to discuss business of education. The New Hanover County School Board held a breakfast meeting to inform leaders about the importance of considering education as a top priority, especially when it comes to planning the 2012 budget. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Can voters recall Brian Berger?

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has had a chaotic and controversial couple of weeks. It all came to a head yesterday when the other county commissioners asked for his resignation. Wednesday night Berger released a statement saying he looks forward to continuing his service as a county commissioner. That has many thinking could or will there be a recall vote? Full story...
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Berger assault charge dropped; Goolsby attorney

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The New Hanover County District Attorney has dropped an assault charge against New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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Goolsby upset with trooper allegations

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North Carolina Senator Thom Goolsby released a statement, expressing his frustration with the letter from Hoyt Tessener and the allegations against state troopers Edward Wyrick and Andrew Smith, that has them on administrative duty. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Goolsby says US 17 signs would replace old ones; DOT says probably not

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Sen. Thom Goolsby says his plan to rename US 17 will not spend unnecessary money. Today Goolsby clarified his bill, which calls for $100,000 in DOT money to pay for new signs. The senator says the legislation will only replace signs that are in need of repair. Those signs would then have the name "US Marine Corps Highway." Full story...
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