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12 file to replace Berger, Wolfe on New Hanover Co. Commission

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videoThere will be at least two new members of the New Hanover County Commission this fall, and there are plenty of people interested in the jobs. Earlier this year Commissioner Tom Wolfe, a Republican, said he would not run to keep his seat. Libertarian Brian Berger, the other incumbent whose term is up, did not file for reelection. Full story...
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Berger pleads guilty to DWI, drug charge

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videoBrian Berger will not spend any time in jail for his DWI charges. The New Hanover County Commissioner was back in court this morning closing the case on two arrests in the last 14 months. Full story...
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Three Republicans already in race for New Hanover Co. Commission

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videoFiling to run for office this year is still a week away, but three Republicans have already begun their campaigns for New Hanover County Commission. John Dismukes, Chuck Kays and Skip Watkins all have plans to run for two open commission seats. Full story...
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Judge issues warrant for Berger's arrest; commissioner says he didn't know he had court

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videoA judge has issued a warrant for Brian Berger's arrest after the New Hanover County Commissioner failed to show up for a court appearance. But Berger tells WWAY he did not know he was supposed to be in court. Full story...
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Commissioners move on as Berger misses second meeting since arrest

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners met today for the second time since Brian Berger was arrested again last month for DWI, but there was again an empty seat at the table. Full story...
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New Hanover County security cost involving Berger: $5,000

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videoNew Hanover County officials have spent more than $5,000 this year on added security measures involving Commissioner Brian Berger since his fellow commissioners called for his resignation in March. Full story...
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Berger's drug case continued until January

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's court case on a drug charge has been continued until next year. Berger was due in court today for his charge of possession of schedule II drugs, but his attorney Buddy Allard says the case was continued until Jan. 16. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission continues to ask Berger to resign

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission reiterates the need for Brian Berger to resign. Berger was arrested last Friday on a second DWI charge after Wilmington Police said he was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car. After Monday's scheduled meeting, Chairman Woody White spoke about their concern and reiterated the Commission's request for his resignation. Full story...
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Berger consulting with John Edwards' new law firm

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger recently met with lawyers at the Edwards Kirby Law Firm, which has offices in Washington, D.C., and Raleigh. Edwards Kirby was founded in November by former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator John Edwards, who is perhaps best known for the sex scandal that derailed his political career. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger bonds out of jail after DWI arrest

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger bonded out of jail around 7:30 p.m. Friday after being arrested overnight for DWI and drug possession. 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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FIRST ON 3: Woody White's amotion against Brian Berger cost taxpayers $68,000

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videoInvoices filed today with New Hanover County show that County Commissioner Woody White's attempt to throw Commissioner Brian Berger off the board cost taxpayers more than $67,000 in legal fees. That does not include hours worked by internal legal staff. Full story...
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High Point City Council may use Berger removal example to get rid of mayor

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Some members of High Point City Council want Mayor Bernita Sims to resign. They might present a resolution Thursday asking her to step down. If she won’t, can they fire her? Full story...
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Court: Berger will have to pay own fees, court costs

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger will be responsible for paying his own attorney fees and court costs, the N.C. Superior Court ruled Wednesday. 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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