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DEVELOPING: Catlin fights back, wants Berger censured

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"Berger has gone on record of accusing me of stealing his notes. This is harmful to my business and my employees. You could be next. I have asked Wanda for her input. I would appreciate yours. We can discuss tomorrow." Full story...
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Less than 12 hours after gentlemen's agreement, Berger lets loose with another critical post; Barfield praying for him

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"All do respect, politicians with nice hair deferring to WID to make decisions hasn't worked out well for the County so I'd rather see the Board of Commissioners make a decision without letting WID drive the bus. Near as I can tell that's the best way to describe NHC policy on non-attainment." - Brian Berger Full story...
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Commission explores Berger censure

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video 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. Full story...
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Commissioners continue to avoid media

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video This has been a stressful and emotional week for New Hanover County Commissioners. An agenda briefing earlier this afternoon was the first time all five have been in a room together since County Commissioner Brian Berger's scathing email, bashing other commissioners. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger's e-mail, accusations show divided commission

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video In his short time on the New Hanover County Commission Berger has certainly made his mark; much of it controversial. He's been reluctant to sit down and talk with us about much of that. So after his latest controversy involving an e-mail tirade launched at county staff and fellow commissioners, News Director Scott Pickey and News Content Manager Kevin Wuzzardo decided they would go to Berger. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: County manager responds to Berger allegations

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We followed up with New Hanover County Manager Bruce Shell today and asked him about the allegations County Commissioner Brian Berger made in an email Monday saying county staff was withholding or filtering information that he requested and approving secret meetings that he was not invited to. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger now wishes he hadn't sent "manifesto" email

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"It does read like a manifesto," Berger said, "And it is certainly conducive to to creating the perception that I'm a crazy person, because it's typically crazy people that write manifestoes, but I don't live in a log cabin in the woods in Montana." Full story...
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Catlin, Thompson react to Berger's repetitive, rambling, ripping email sent to county staff

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"Normally I try not to weigh in on things Brian does or doesn't do, but in this case, after reading his six-page very angry tirade I had to defend county staff," said Commissioner Rick Catlin Full story...
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Berger sends second scathing email Tuesday to Barfield, Thompson and Catlin

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After seeing an email that New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger sent to County Manager Bruce Shell and other county staffers, Commissioners Jonathan Barfield, Jason Thompson and Rick Catlin sent Berger an email calling him out for his unprofessionalism. He fired back Tuesday with this email: Full story...
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Berger flips out on fellow commissioners, county manager and staffers

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger sent a scathing email on Monday to members of the county staff, ripping them apart for not getting information to him he requested regarding an air-quality issue. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commissioner Berger apparently enjoying perks of office; Updated with Berger's response

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When two county commissioners, from the same town, go to the same city to attend the same meeting, how many vehicles do you think they should take? And how long do you think they should keep them if they're owned by the county? Full story...
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New Hanover County Commissioner Berger hacks off fellow commissioners calling last minute news conference

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video “First this is crap for a notice! 2 hours really?? I have a 1130 NHC meeting so I cannot attend. I would caution you to make sure you are speaking as an individual and not for the (County Commissioners) as I dont believe we took action on any of these issues." -- Jason Thompson to Brian Berger on calling a news conference without giving commissioners ample notice. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DSS investigates situation at Commissioner Berger's home

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video The Department of Social Services is investigating tonight what's been going on at a New Hanover County Commissioner's house. Brian Berger has also had police officers show up at his house twice recently. He says he's caught in the middle of another couple's messy divorce. Full story...
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The Rant: Public people

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videoOur stories this week about New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger and former State Senator Julia Boseman's bankruptcy have received mixed reactions. Some of you think we've gone too far in our coverage. Others have commended the story. WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo has more in tonight's edition of The Rant. Full story...
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New commissioners get sworn in

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New Hanover County swore Rick Catlin and Brian Berger as their newest commissioners. Full story...
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