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Commissioners still have beef with Berger
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 09/21/2011 - 10:25pm.

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.

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FIRST ON 3: Thompson responds to Berger's issues and accusations
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/09/2011 - 10:50pm.

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.

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Berger stays quiet, commission tries to focus on county issues
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 10:59pm.

video New Hanover County Commissioners met Tuesday night for their first formal meeting since last week's controversies involving Brian Berger. Although Berger told WWAY Monday he was considering resigning, Tuesday that did not seem to be the case.

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Thompson: Storm debris not county's problem
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 08/30/2011 - 10:55pm.

video It's been three days since Hurricane Irene, but debris still litters many New Hanover County yards. County leaders are waiting to see if FEMA will pick up the bill for the clean-up, but for now, one commissioner says it's not the county's responsibility and he doesn't wanna pay for it.

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ONLY ON 3: Berger home from jail says he's "doing a great job"
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 10:58pm.

video After New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger got out of jail Friday morning, fellow Commissioner Jason Thompson, picked him up, took him to lunch and dropped Berger at home. WWAY's Asha Davé was the only reporter at Berger's house when the commissioner returned, but Berger said he had nothing to say about what happened or his night in jail.

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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Commissioner Berger has worst attendance record of all commissioners
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/10/2011 - 9:46am.

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.

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Berger admits to collecting unemployment; Thompson says Berger owes community an explanation
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 06/02/2011 - 10:59pm.

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.

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Less than 12 hours after gentlemen's agreement, Berger lets loose with another critical post; Barfield praying for him
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/01/2011 - 3:32pm.

"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

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