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New Hanover County Commission

$160M bond referendum takes the next step towards November ballot

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video A 160-million-dollar bond referendum takes the next step towards the November ballot in New Hanover County. A capital needs study shows New Hanover County Schools are overcrowded and need renovations. This bond would fund those projects, but not all of the commissioners want it to get passed. Full story...
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New Hanover County clerk resigns

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videoThere's conflict in the New Hanover County commission yet again. The clerk of the board, Sheila Schult, put in her resignation Monday after she says commissioners requested it. Full story...
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Berger to take mental health evaluation

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videoA judge granted a motion to have New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger undergo a mental health evaluation as his probation violation case was continued today. Full story...
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Berger makes court appearance on probation violation

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videoBrian Berger has made few appearances at meetings of the New Hanover County Commission the last six months. His attendance in New Hanover County Court, though, has been far more frequent. Full story...
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UPDATE: Brian Berger back in New Hanover County to face probation violations

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is back in Wilmington and being held in the New Hanover County Jail under $300,000 bond. He is due in court Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Brian Berger arrested in Avery County

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is in trouble with the law again. Full story...
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Taxes on the rise, some local leaders frustrated

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videoThe county's 'credit card' bill so to speak is getting higher and higher with that cost eventually passed onto the taxpayer. Some local leaders feel the spending is out of control. Meanwhile, others feel new spending on the horizon is a cost we all just have to bear. Full story...
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Chamber not happy with Commissioners Dawson and Barfield's vote on Special Use Permit changes

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Last night’s vote adds another hurdle to overcome in an already difficult business climate. From year-end 2002 to year-end 2012, New Hanover County lost 1,987 manufacturing jobs, 26% of our manufacturing base. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. school bonds in, permitting changes out

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videoHundreds of people showed up at tonight's New Hanover County Commission meeting. On the agenda, everything from school bonds to special use permits. Full story...
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Commissioner White wants Commissioner Berger's robo-calls investigated

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New Hanover Commissioner Woody White has requested an investigation into robo-calls sent earlier this week ahead of Tuesday's elections apparently by Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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Three New Hanover County Commission candidates pass threshold, only two advance

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Three candidates passed the 20-percent threshold to win the Republican nomination for New Hanover County Commission, but only two can advance. Full story...
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County Commission approves funding for Carolina Beach renourishment, passes on moving up Kure Beach plan

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videoNew Hanover County will chip in nearly $2 million for beach renourishment at Carolina Beach, but commissioners tonight took no action on a plan to move up a project for Kure Beach. Full story...
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Commissioner Berger leaves comment on story about where he's been the last few months

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I will take a Polygraph. WWAY and the Wilmington Star-News "reporters" won't. Anyone who wants to see the message from the Star-News, Ashley Withers, "Lie and tell me what my bosses want for the story or I will, with their direction, make something up." That's the Star-News attitude. Full story...
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Brian Berger makes first commission appearance since December arrest

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videoThis afternoon's New Hanover County Commission agenda review meeting included something of a surprise, when Commissioner Brian Berger showed up. It's the first time Berger has attended a meeting since the Dec. 5 agenda review. Hours later Wilmington Police say another driver found the commissioner passed out in his car in the 3500 block of Masonboro Loop Road. Full story...
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