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New Hanover County Commission

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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Sierra Club volunteer to give presentation of wind energy benefits to New Hanover Co. Commissioners

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Our state may soon be home to off shore wind farms. That’s according to Mac Montgomery, who volunteers with the North Carolina Sierra Club for offshore wind. Full story...
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Catlin plans run for state House

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New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin says he will run for the state House of Representatives. Catlin says he will make an official announcement after the legislature finishes drawing new lines for House districts, but he says he does plan to run in the newly drawn House District 20. Full story...
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Berger assault charge dropped; Goolsby attorney

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The New Hanover County District Attorney has dropped an assault charge against New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Full story...
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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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