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Brian Berger

FIRST ON 3: Berger bond set; Girlfriend too afraid to go to his house without police; Listen to 911 call

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video The New Hanover County Commissioner who's been embroiled in several controversies landed in jail overnight. Wilmington Police arrested Brian Berger shortly after midnight. Full story...
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THE RANT: Those comical county commissioners, bless their hearts

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I'm surprised anything gets done at the county level in both New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. Full story...
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Berger supporter Ben McCoy weighs in

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I have been contacted multiple times concerning the arrest of Commissioner Berger, and let me just say this: Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Commissioner Berger has worst attendance record of all commissioners

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Mr. Berger has pointed out an inaccuracy in this story that we would like to correct. Both he and New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin missed a CFPUA meeting in February because they were in Washington, DC at another meeting. However, Berger is late to commission meetings at least 25 percent of the time, according to attendance records requested from the county clerk's office. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commissioner Berger's work history

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While New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has tried to keep his work history and status under wraps from the media and the public, there is an online and paper trail that outlines where and when he's worked. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Unemployed county commissioner retains huge legal gun

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videoHow does a county commissioner who claims "it's (been) impossible for my business to maintain itself" and admits to drawing unemployment for at least the last six months afford to retain one of the highest profile trial attorneys in the state? Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger supporter Ben McCoy does a guest "Rant"

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videoYou know him as Wilm Watcher in the comments posted on this site. Local blogger, radio host and supporter of New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger RANTS about Berger's unemployment, the leak of his records and the hiring of top attorney Joe Cheshire. Full story...
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Sheriff's Department investigating who leaked Berger unemployment information

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At the request of Commissioner Brian Berger, Sheriff Ed McMahon has initiated an investigation into a possible breach of the state’s personnel policy regarding access to information contained in a personnel file. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: District Attorney says no laws broken releasing Berger unemployment info

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To date, there is no evldence to conclude that any crime has been committed. If facts are developed in the future that laws were violated, my office remains open to ensuring that these violations are addressed in a court of law. Full story...
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Berger admits to collecting unemployment; Thompson says Berger owes community an explanation

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been collecting unemployment benefits for months according to a employer wage audit notice sent to the New Hanover County Government Center. We attempted to catch up with Berger Thursday at an agenda-briefing meeting to get his side of the story. Full story...
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Despite mystery job, Brian Berger received unemployment

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been drawing unemployment benefits from an unknown company in Washington, DC. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger late to County Assembly Day at General Assembly

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videoBrian Berger's issues with attendance continue. The New Hanover County Commissioner arrived more than an hour late to County Assembly Day at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As New Hanover Co. looks to make cuts, commissioners run up tab

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video New Hanover County Commissioners are wrestling with a budget filled with cuts. But they may be guilty of not cutting back on their own spending. We requested recent travel expenses from several county commissioners who left the state on county business. The public records reveal $299 a night hotel stays, room service and golf gear. Full story...
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Berger admits he's not aware of commissioner meeting rules

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger told the Star News today that he didn't know not saying anything during a vote would be considered a 'yea' vote. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger refuses to explain his absence during Friday meeting

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission met today, and this time all the commissioners were there. After Brian Berger was absent from Friday's meeting with the school board, many wondered if the commissioner is dedicated to his constituents. Full story...
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