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Jonathan Barfield is a second-generation New Hanover County commissioner. His father served on the board for 12 years. Barfield hopes to follow in his father's footsteps, which would start by being elected to a second term in office. Barfield serves on numerous boards and committees to help stay involved in the community. He sat down with us to share this thoughts on a proposed baseball stadium as well as the need for more jobs in Wilmington.
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 10:31pm.READ MORE:
After weeks of public and even national outrage, New Hanover County Commissioners have voted in favor of nearly $9,000 in family planning funding. Last month, the board unanimously voted against accepting the money. Full story...
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 11:17pm.READ MORE:
Just days after New Hanover County Commissioners voted against state funding for contraceptives, the response has been incredible. A few hundred people came to Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington Thursday in protest of the vote. Full story...
Commissioners react to mounting criticism of voting down contraceptive funding; Barfield: a colossal mistakeSubmitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 11:11pm.READ MORE:
Criticism of the New Hanover County Commission's vote against accepting a family planning grant has reached the state level, and now the board wants to reconsider. Full story...
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Governor Bev Perdue’s announcement last month was a shock to many, sparking an entirely new political ball game in North Carolina. Now that Congressman Mike McIntyre has decided not to run for the governor's office, his seat is no longer up for grabs, which leaves New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield to change his plans. Full story...
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:30pm.READ MORE:
Brian Berger has been released from jail after being back behind bars Friday. The New Hanover County Commissioner was arrested Friday morning after he failed to appear in court. Berger is no stranger to running behind schedule, but Friday there was a serious price to pay for his tardiness. Full story...
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:59am.READ MORE:
Governor Perdue's announcement Thursday got immediate response from politicians throughout the state. The race to run for her job has begun, which has started an entirely new political ball game in North Carolina. Full story...
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 12:59am.READ MORE:
New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was escorted out of a DSS Board meeting today. Berger, who fellow commissioners removed from several boards, including DSS, yesterday, says what is happening to him is against the law. Full story...
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 12/20/2011 - 12:59am.READ MORE:
It seems that New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's tardiness is not just affecting his schedule. Berger was late again today, which caused him to miss a crucial vote that will greatly affect his future on community boards.VIDEO INCLUDED Full story...
Brian Berger was late to Monday morning's New Hanover County Commission meeting, and missed a chance to discuss and vote on board assignments, which remove him from most of the community boards on which he sat. But before the meeting ended, Berger let the other commissioners know what he thought of their decision to limit him. His comments got strong responses from two fellow commissioners. Watch the entire exchange here.
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 11/01/2011 - 11:59pm.READ MORE:
While he has no interest finding out if allegations of misconduct and corruption within his police department are true, Leland Mayor Walter Futch has found time to ask the Department of Transportation to investigate allegations of conspiracy against area political leaders. Full story...
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