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New Hanover County Commission

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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ONLY ON 3: Unemployed county commissioner retains huge legal gun

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videoHow does a county commissioner who claims "it's (been) impossible for my business to maintain itself" and admits to drawing unemployment for at least the last six months afford to retain one of the highest profile trial attorneys in the state? Full story...
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New Hanover Co. schools talk money with commissioners over budget discussion

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video Funding for education was one of the main issues discussed during the New Hanover County Commission meeting Monday night. Tim Markley, the New Hanover County Schools superintendent, requested $1 million for their operating budget, the same amount that was allotted last year. Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners vote against hospital's partnership with Charlotte system

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New Hanover County Commissioners made the final decision Monday night and voted 4 to 1 against the agreement with Commissioner Jonathan Barfield casting the only vote for the contract. Full story...
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Berger admits to collecting unemployment; Thompson says Berger owes community an explanation

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been collecting unemployment benefits for months according to a employer wage audit notice sent to the New Hanover County Government Center. We attempted to catch up with Berger Thursday at an agenda-briefing meeting to get his side of the story. Full story...
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Despite mystery job, Brian Berger received unemployment

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been drawing unemployment benefits from an unknown company in Washington, DC. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger late to County Assembly Day at General Assembly

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videoBrian Berger's issues with attendance continue. The New Hanover County Commissioner arrived more than an hour late to County Assembly Day at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Full story...
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