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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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