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New Hanover County Commission

RAW VIDEO: Berger, colleagues air differences at town hall meeting

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Commissioners talked about a lot of issues during a town hall meeting at Williston Middle School last night, but several times questions via Twitter brought the commissioners back to the ongoing issues involving Commissioner Brian Berger, including the other commissioners asking him to resign recently.

This video includes the raw video we shot during those parts of the meeting, including what Berger had to say about his fellow commissioners and responses from Chairman Jonathan Barfield and Vice Chairman Jason Thompson.

Again, this is RAW video, and has not been edited beyond the use of the record button on the camera.

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Commissioners still have beef with Berger

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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. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission gets back to work after turbulent two weeks

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New Hanover County Commissioners were back at work today for their first meeting since asking Commissioner Brian Berger to resign. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge extends protective order against Berger

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video A judge has extended a protective order against New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Judge Sandra Ray Criner made the decision just before noon Friday after a hearing involving Berger and his ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Barfield travels a lot, but commission costs well under budget

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There has been talk that New Hanover County Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield has been traveling a lot and may have caused the county to overspend its travel budget. So we looked into Barfield's expenses. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Thompson responds to Berger's issues and accusations

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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. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Thompson responds to Berger's issues and accusations

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- It's been a long couple of weeks for New Hanover County Commissioners, culminating last night in Brian Berger refusing to resign as the other commissioners requested and then blaming them for the distractions and drama his personal issues have caused. 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 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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