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New Hanover County Commission

Berger won't resign; blames other commissioners for distractions

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video A day after his fellow commissioners called for his resignation, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger held a news conference of his own this evening. Despite what his colleagues want, a defiant Berger said he would not resign and blamed the other commissioners for the distractions caused by his personal life becoming public. Full story...
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Berger served with protective order from ex-girlfriend, due in court next week

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies served New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger with a protective order a short time after his Thursday evening news conference. A Sheriff's Office spokesman says the 10-day protective order was filed by Berger's ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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What do YOU think Commissioner Berger should do?

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New Hanover County Commissioners demanded fellow Commissioner Brian Berger resign Wednesday after a week of drama. Many of his Tea Party supporters, the StarNews and this television station have also recommended he step aside, but he's refused. What do YOU think Commissioner Berger should do? Let him know by calling or texting him at (910) 431-3115. Or e-mail him at bberger@nhcgov.com. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Can voters recall Brian Berger?

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has had a chaotic and controversial couple of weeks. It all came to a head yesterday when the other county commissioners asked for his resignation. Wednesday night Berger released a statement saying he looks forward to continuing his service as a county commissioner. That has many thinking could or will there be a recall vote? Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners ask for Berger's resignation, Berger responds

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video New Hanover County Commissioners have asked for county commissioner Brian Berger to resign because he his personal life has become a public distraction. But in a statement to the media Wednesday night, Berger said he looks forward to continuing to serve. Full story...
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Berger stays quiet, commission tries to focus on county issues

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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. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commissioner Brian Berger renegs on interview, again; Says he's considering resigning

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video Twenty five minutes before New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was supposed to do a live interview here at the TV station, he called and pulled the plug. He called it a "postponement" not a "cancellation" even though he confirmed twice over the weekend that he would show up. He did tell us on the phone though that he is considering resigning and needs to talk more to other commissioners first. Full story...
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Police called to deal with Berger, Blaylock again

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The week ended much like it began for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger and his ex-girlfriend: with a call to and visit from Wilmington Police. Full story...
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Facebook page looks for prayers for Berger

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It has been a very controversial week for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. There was his reported suicide attempt Monday night and the fallout since. But while Berger has faced much criticism, there are people coming to his support. Full story...
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Berger reacts to controversy

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger made headlines this week as reports surfaced that he may have tried to commit suicide. Berger has since denied those claims and accused police of wrongdoing. Full story...
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Wilmington Police release Berger incident report (FULL REPORT ATTACHED)

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video Wilmington Police have released the incident report regarding their stop at New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's house Monday night. Full story...
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THE RANT: Brian Berger, ever the victim

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Mr. Berger, STOP PLAYING THE VICTIM! No one is making you date this woman. No one keeps you from showing up for meetings on time, if you show up at all. No one causes all of this dysfunction in your life, EXCEPT FOR YOU! It's time you grew up Mr. Berger. Being a county commissioner is a job for an adult. From what we've seen over the past eight months, you are not capable. May we formally suggest that you make a tough decision and either break up with Heather and get your act straight, or resign ASAP so this county can get back to business. You are a distraction and have single-handedly made the New Hanover County Commission a circus. Full story...
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Brian Berger says he did not try to kill himself

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video WWAY has learned from sources close to Brian Berger that the New Hanover County Commissioner tried to kill himself at his home last night. Berger says the allegations are untrue. Full story...
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Thompson: Storm debris not county's problem

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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. Full story...
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New Hanover County waits on FEMA to deal with debris issue

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video As Hurricane Irene crashed through the Cape Fear region it left plenty of debris in it's wake. New Hanover County Commissioners say they are waiting on FEMA to see if the government will cover the cost for debris collection. Full story...
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