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New Hanover County Commission

ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: DA to check out commissioners' e-mails

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We spoke with District Attorney Ben David today. He didn't want to comment on camera, but he said he will look into the claims. That's not to say the commissioners did anything wrong, but David says there is a law that county employees cannot use a public server for political use. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Did Caster break campaign law with e-mails?

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video Last week we told you about an e-mail between New Hanover County Commissioner Bill Caster and a volunteer for his campaign. That story got a lot of people talking, and one important question that came out of the discussion was whether Caster could use county e-mail for campaign communication. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger beats incumbent Caster

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video Brian Berger has defeated incumbent Bill Caster for the final spot in this fall's race for New Hanover County Commission. Berger claims the second Republican nomination along with Rick Catlin. They will face off with Democrats Deborah Butler and Sid Causey for two seats left open after Caster's defeat and Bobby Greer's retirement. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Now Berger's telling fibs; Says all commissioners support him

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videoOne day before the run-off election, New Hanover County Commission Candidate Brian Berger is on the record saying all of the other County Commissioner support him and not incumbent Bill Caster. Not true say two. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission approves budget, tax hikes

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New Hanover County residents will soon be paying more taxes. In a 3-2 vote, Commissioners approved their annual budget this morning that included a 1.3-cent property tax increase. Full story...
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Caster, supporters refute Berger's fake letter claim

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The battle between Brian Berger and Bill Caster is heating up. Both Republicans are in Tuesday's run-off to be New Hanover County Commissioner. Today Berger hurled new accusations at the Caster campaign. Full story...
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Who is Bill Caster?

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Fewer than 200 votes separated Brian Berger from incumbent Bill Caster in last month's Republican primary for New Hanover County Commission. So, now both are working to win a runoff. We've been working to give you more info about both candidates. Yesterday we profiled Berger. Tonight we have more about Caster. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Who is Brian Berger?

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videoONLY ON 3: "Who is Brian Berger?" and "What makes him qualified to be a County Commissioner?" Full story...
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Berger, Caster debate gets heated

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video The Republican run-off battle for a County Commission seat in New Hanover County is heating up. Today the two candidates faced off in a debate that at times got personal. Full story...
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Berger, Caster debate ahead of run-off

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Republicans Bill Caster and Brian Berger will face off in a run-off for New Hanover County Commission June 22. Tomorrow the two candidates will face off in a debate. Full story...
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Sales tax hike won't stop property tax increase

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video Even with the sales tax increase, the county is looking at about a $6 million shortfall. Part of the problem is paying for the bonds voters passed a few years ago. Full story...
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Why are there so many candidates filing for New Hanover County Commissioner seats?

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videoSix candidates and one incumbent have thrown their name into the hat for two open positions. There will likely be more with three weeks left to file. Full story...
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Race for New Hanover Co. Commission getting crowded

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Two County Commission seats will be up for grabs in November. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commission appoints interim ABC Board

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video The New Hanover County Commission appointed interim members to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Monday night after the Board's three members resigned earlier in the day. Full story...
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ABC salaries the topic of discussion at heated County Commission meeting

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videoThere was a heated New Hanover County Commission meeting Monday night. Commissioners questioned the ABC Board about six figure salaries that have raised some eyebrows.

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