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Commissioners still have beef with Berger

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video It seems the controversy surrounding New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger will never end. The board tried to have a productive town hall meeting Wednesday night, but it wasn't long before issues involving Berger took over the conversation. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission gets back to work after turbulent two weeks

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New Hanover County Commissioners were back at work today for their first meeting since asking Commissioner Brian Berger to resign. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge extends protective order against Berger

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video A judge has extended a protective order against New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Judge Sandra Ray Criner made the decision just before noon Friday after a hearing involving Berger and his ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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Brian Berger post-court interview

Cameras were not allowed in the courtroom for Brian Berger's hearing on a protective order, but Berger talked to reporters after the hearing. The New Hanover County Commissioner has routinely accused the media and others of taking him out of context and distorting what he says. To remove all doubt, we've decided to air his entire interview.

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UPDATE: Judge clarifies stance; will let media in Berger hearing

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District Court Judge Sandra Ray Criner says she will allow reporters into her courtroom during a protective order hearing Friday involving New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Cameras will not be allowed in. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Thompson responds to Berger's issues and accusations

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video Commission Vice Chair Jason Thompson sat down with WWAY tonight to talk about Berger's issues and accusations. He discussed the widening rift between Berger and fellow commissioners, Berger's refusal to take responsibility for his own problems and where the commission goes from here. Full story...
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WECT anchor e-mails support to Commissioner Berger; Says he's lived through similar issues

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The following e-mail exchange between WECT morning anchor Bob Townsend and County Commissioner Brian Berger was discovered Friday on the New Hanover County computer server. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Thompson responds to Berger's issues and accusations

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- It's been a long couple of weeks for New Hanover County Commissioners, culminating last night in Brian Berger refusing to resign as the other commissioners requested and then blaming them for the distractions and drama his personal issues have caused. Commission Vice Chair Jason Thompson sat down with WWAY tonight to talk about Berger's issues and accusations. He discussed the widening rift between Berger and fellow commissioners, Berger's refusal to take responsibility for his own problems and where the commission goes from here.

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Berger won't resign; blames other commissioners for distractions

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video A day after his fellow commissioners called for his resignation, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger held a news conference of his own this evening. Despite what his colleagues want, a defiant Berger said he would not resign and blamed the other commissioners for the distractions caused by his personal life becoming public. Full story...
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Berger served with protective order from ex-girlfriend, due in court next week

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies served New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger with a protective order a short time after his Thursday evening news conference. A Sheriff's Office spokesman says the 10-day protective order was filed by Berger's ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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