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New Hanover County Commission

ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Berger's car wreck claim settled

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The driver involved in a car accident with New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger last month is getting money for the damage to her car. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fewer deputies at future New Hanover Commission meetings

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Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer says there will not be as many deputies at future meetings as yesterday. Brewer says there were six deputies this week to make sure the new system worked and to cover an alternative handicap entrance. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Security ramped up at New Hanover Co. Commission Meeting

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video New Hanover County Commissioners met today to discuss everything from the county budget to signs on Carolina Beach Road. One of the more interesting aspects of the meeting though was what it took to get in. There was additional security at the door and in the board room. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Berger victim still waiting on info

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Last week, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger told Angela Lilly he would have more details this week about his car insurance and how to move forward to fix her car. We spoke with Lilly late this afternoon. She says she has still not heard from Berger or his insurance company. Full story...
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Commission plans hearing on decade-old sign law

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Under the ordinance signs can be no longer than six feet high and 150 square feet. The sign ordinance was supposed to go into effect August 6, but commissioners requested a public hearing before the ordinance goes into place. Full story...
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Commissioners pass New Hanover budget, reject ABC chief raise

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New Hanover County Commissioners passed the FY2011-2012 budget today with a few tweaks, including a one percent merit pay increase for county employees. Commissioners also increased the budget for new hanover county schools by $1 million. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Brian Berger says he'll pay for damage to constituent's car; Includes WPD's response

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Angela Lilly says she finally talked to Brian Berger today. He told her he had called his insurance provider and should be able to find out if he's covered by Monday. She said Berger told her that if insurance doesn't cover it, he'll pay for it himself. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: NHSO closes investigation into Berger leak

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has closed its investigation Commissioner Brian Berger's claim that someone in county government may have broken the law by leaking information to the press. Full story...
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WWAY & BIG TALKER FM EXCLUSIVE: Berger girlfriend provides arrest night details

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videoHeather Blaylock, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's girlfriend, describes what happened the night Berger was arrested for assault. She also explains why she called 911 and requested an officer go with her to Berger's house. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Jonathan Barfield discusses Brian Berger's arrest

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videoNew Hanover County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield spoke ONLY ON 3 during WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 p.m. about Brian Berger, his arrest, its impact on Berger and the County Commission and how Berger and the Commission can move forward. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger home from jail says he's "doing a great job"

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video After New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger got out of jail Friday morning, fellow Commissioner Jason Thompson, picked him up, took him to lunch and dropped Berger at home. WWAY's Asha Davé was the only reporter at Berger's house when the commissioner returned, but Berger said he had nothing to say about what happened or his night in jail. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger bond set; Girlfriend too afraid to go to his house without police; Listen to 911 call

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video The New Hanover County Commissioner who's been embroiled in several controversies landed in jail overnight. Wilmington Police arrested Brian Berger shortly after midnight. Full story...
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THE RANT: Those comical county commissioners, bless their hearts

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I'm surprised anything gets done at the county level in both New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Commissioner Berger has worst attendance record of all commissioners

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Mr. Berger has pointed out an inaccuracy in this story that we would like to correct. Both he and New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin missed a CFPUA meeting in February because they were in Washington, DC at another meeting. However, Berger is late to commission meetings at least 25 percent of the time, according to attendance records requested from the county clerk's office. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commissioner Berger's work history

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While New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has tried to keep his work history and status under wraps from the media and the public, there is an online and paper trail that outlines where and when he's worked. Full story...
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