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New Hanover County Commission

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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ONLY ON 3: Commission chair, KB mayor continue feud

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video It's been more than a week, and two local leaders are still not speaking. New Hanover County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield and Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth have been coming to verbal blows over many different issues over the last couple weeks, and it does not seem that either one is willing to back down. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. signs petition against Monkey Junction annexation

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video Wilmington city leaders hope their annexation of Monkey Junction will survive a petition challenge from property owners. If so, they're not getting any help from the New Hanover County Commission. Full story...
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County approves Carolina Beach Inlet dredging money

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New Hanover County Commissioners approved money for Carolina Beach Inlet dredging this morning. The board voted to spend $168,000 to prevent the inlet from eventually filling in. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger late (AGAIN) to New Hanover County Commission meeting, won't explain why

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It didn't take long for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger to pop back up on the public radar. Full story...
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As town looks for money, fighting among local leaders slows CB Inlet dredging

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video There is no question that the inlet is important to tourists as well as businesses in the New Hanover County's beach communities, but the question is who's gonna pay for the dredging that's necessary to keep the inlet open and operational? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Catlin wrong about county credit downgrade

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin may have put his foot in his mouth this morning during a radio show. On the Big Talker FM this morning Catlin said just like the federal government Standard & Poor's had downgraded the county's credit rating to AA+. Full story...
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Sierra Club recommends offshore wind energy to New Hanover County Commission

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A group from the Sierra Club and non-profit renewable energy company Oceana made a presentation to the New Hanover County Commission Monday night to recommend offshore wind energy. Full story...
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Catlin makes NC House run official

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New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin officially announced today he will run for the NC House of Representatives next year. WWAY reported last month Catlin plans to run for the newly-formed District 20 seat. Full story...
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