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New Hanover County Commission

New Hanover Commission gets input on pollution issue

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videoSpring is in the air, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, so is a dangerous amount of sulfur dioxide. Full story...
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THE RANT: New Hanover Co. goes from "financially strong" in February to $1.8 million in the hole in April. How???

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Two months ago, Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield said New Hanover County was "financially strong." Now Barfield says the county is almost $2 million in the hole and wants to raise property taxes. MR. BARFIELD, WHAT IS GOING ON? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington Chamber asking for Arts Council support; But only if government ponies up tax dollars too

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The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce sent an email out today (copy below) encouraging business members to join them in pledging their support for a local arts council. But they'll only have to ante up if local government does too. Full story...
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UPDATE: Study Barfield cited on Gravely impact doesn't exist

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This morning on "The Big Talker FM," New Hanover County Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield referenced an economic study the county did on the USS Gravely's visit. He said the commission used the study to help justify giving the commissioning committee $25,000 to help host their parties. Problem is, no one knows what study he's talking about. Full story...
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The Rant: April 5, 2011

There's been a lot of drama in the political world around here lately, but a new poll shows some interesting trends. WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo has more in tonight's edition of The Rant.

WASTEC, workers wait to find out what's next

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video New Hanover County is down in the dumps after shutting down its WASTEC facility. Last night county commissioners voted to shut down the trash incinerator after a review of the facility revealed that it was in horrible shape. Full story...
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Commissioners vote to shut down WASTEC

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New Hanover County Commissioners made a big decision about the future of the county's trash during their meeting last night. Full story...
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Barfield hopes for commission harmony

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With all of the drama and controversy surrounding the New Hanover County Commission, you might wonder if they will ever just get along. Tonight will be the first full County Commission meeting since all of last week's drama. Full story...
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DEVELOPING: Catlin fights back, wants Berger censured

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"Berger has gone on record of accusing me of stealing his notes. This is harmful to my business and my employees. You could be next. I have asked Wanda for her input. I would appreciate yours. We can discuss tomorrow." Full story...
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Less than 12 hours after gentlemen's agreement, Berger lets loose with another critical post; Barfield praying for him

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"All do respect, politicians with nice hair deferring to WID to make decisions hasn't worked out well for the County so I'd rather see the Board of Commissioners make a decision without letting WID drive the bus. Near as I can tell that's the best way to describe NHC policy on non-attainment." - Brian Berger Full story...
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Commission explores Berger censure

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video Much controversy has surrounded the New Hanover County Commission and their e-mail exchanges this week. After Commissioner Brian Berger publicly accused fellow Commissioner Rick Catlin of holding secret meetings and stealing his notes, Catlin decided to send a few e-mails of his own. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Barfield on the record "loving" neighborhood schools

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We found an email on the county server from New Hanover County Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield to a constituent that says he supports neighborhood schools. Full story...
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Commissioners continue to avoid media

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video This has been a stressful and emotional week for New Hanover County Commissioners. An agenda briefing earlier this afternoon was the first time all five have been in a room together since County Commissioner Brian Berger's scathing email, bashing other commissioners. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commission chairman threatens New Hanover County school board members

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video Jonathan Barfield is not a fan of neighborhood schools and some school board members say he's threatening their budget to get what he wants. School Board Member Janice Cavenaugh says she feels pressured by statements made by Barfield. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Barfield too busy ironing shirt to talk about commission imploding

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He said he was unavailable because he had several meetings and had "to iron a shirt." When we asked if we could e-mail him some questions to get some sort of response, he said, "I'd rather not e-mail. The e-mails go everywhere." Full story...
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