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New Hanover County Commission

Commissioners discuss school bond, Scotts Hill helipad

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video Some New Hanover County residents sounded off on some big issues. Among the items that were on the New Hanover County Commission's agenda, public hearings on a proposed $160 million bond for schools and a plan to build a medical helicopter landing pad near the Pender County line. Full story...
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Brian Berger declared mentally incompetent to proceed with court hearing

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video A medical examination claims New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is mentally incompetent to go to court for breaking probation. Berger was back in court today, but not for long. The district attorney wants a second opinion. Full story...
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$160M bond referendum takes the next step towards November ballot

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video A 160-million-dollar bond referendum takes the next step towards the November ballot in New Hanover County. A capital needs study shows New Hanover County Schools are overcrowded and need renovations. This bond would fund those projects, but not all of the commissioners want it to get passed. Full story...
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New Hanover County clerk resigns

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videoThere's conflict in the New Hanover County commission yet again. The clerk of the board, Sheila Schult, put in her resignation Monday after she says commissioners requested it. Full story...
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Berger to take mental health evaluation

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videoA judge granted a motion to have New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger undergo a mental health evaluation as his probation violation case was continued today. Full story...
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Berger makes court appearance on probation violation

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videoBrian Berger has made few appearances at meetings of the New Hanover County Commission the last six months. His attendance in New Hanover County Court, though, has been far more frequent. Full story...
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UPDATE: Brian Berger back in New Hanover County to face probation violations

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is back in Wilmington and being held in the New Hanover County Jail under $300,000 bond. He is due in court Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Brian Berger arrested in Avery County

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is in trouble with the law again. Full story...
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Taxes on the rise, some local leaders frustrated

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videoThe county's 'credit card' bill so to speak is getting higher and higher with that cost eventually passed onto the taxpayer. Some local leaders feel the spending is out of control. Meanwhile, others feel new spending on the horizon is a cost we all just have to bear. Full story...
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Chamber not happy with Commissioners Dawson and Barfield's vote on Special Use Permit changes

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Last night’s vote adds another hurdle to overcome in an already difficult business climate. From year-end 2002 to year-end 2012, New Hanover County lost 1,987 manufacturing jobs, 26% of our manufacturing base. Full story...
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