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New Hanover County Commission

Former New Hanover County Commissioner announces plan to run again

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A New Hanover county native has announced that he plans to run for a position as a New Hanover County Commissioner once again. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger guilty of breaking protective order

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video Guilty. That's the verdict in a trial this morning for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. A judge found Berger did violate a protective order filed by his ex-girlfriend. Full story...
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Wilmington ballpark plan could mean tax hike

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video City Council will consider negotiating with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves to explore a public/private partnership. That could mean an increase in taxes. Full story...
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Ex-girlfriend Blaylock, Commission chair, ardent supporter react to Berger's arrest

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Brian Berger's now multiple arrests, consistent tardiness and flip-flopping on issues has not helped his cause. We spoke to a few folks, including ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock to get their reaction to Berger's dramatic day. Full story...
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Berger released from jail after being arrested for failure to appear

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video 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...
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ONLY ON 3: A look at CFPUA program to help residents without water

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video New Hanover County Commissioners want to help county residents struggling to pay their Cape Fear Public Utility Authority bills. It's a move that has some people asking why the county is getting into the charity business and wondering how the CFPUA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors program works. Full story...
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Berger goes off on StarNews reporter in e-mail

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Good luck. Keep your deceitful “reports” coming. I’ve heard less gossip and misplaced rumors in teenagers conversations than in your agenda-driven, weak reporting. I’m ashamed for you. I thought you might have some integrity and talent, but you’ve shown none of either. Full story...
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Berger votes against transferring donated money to help people who can't afford CFPUA bills

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video A vote to transfer thousands of dollars in private donations to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority to help county residents without water seemed to be a no-brainer to the majority of county commissioners. Two we spoke with say they just don't understand why Berger would vote against it. Full story...
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Shell retiring as New Hanover Co. Manager

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Bruce Shell is retiring from his job as New Hanover County Manager. Shell made the announcement Monday afternoon during a New Hanover County Commission meeting. His last day will be June 30. Full story...
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County adopts plan to replenish Carolina Beach sand

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New Hanover County Commissioners put a new plan into place to make sure the sand on Carolina Beach will be replenished after a project cooperation agreement with the government runs out. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Thompson to Berger: Put up or shut up

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video As we told you yesterday, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger sent another scathing e-mail this week to fellow county leaders. Now some his colleagues are firing back. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger still struggling with removal from boards

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is still having a hard time getting over the fact that he was not reappointed to various community boards this year. Full story...
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Leaders discuss business of education over breakfast

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videoLocal and state leaders met for breakfast this morning and to discuss business of education. The New Hanover County School Board held a breakfast meeting to inform leaders about the importance of considering education as a top priority, especially when it comes to planning the 2012 budget. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Documents show what led to possible Berger home foreclosure

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video Documents filed last week show steps are being taken to foreclose on Berger's home. We also have paperwork that proves his ex-girlfriend, who is also listed on the deed, has been trying to sell or rent the home, but Berger has been less than cooperative. Full story...
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Berger's case continued

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It was back to court today for a New Hanover County Commissioner. He was supposed to have a hearing for allegedly violating a protective order by going to a meeting at the building where his ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock works. Full story...
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