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Brunswick County Commissioner escorted from meeting

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videoThings got heated at Monday night's Brunswick County Commission meeting over how Commissioner Charles Warren handled last week's DSS board meeting. The commissioners voted to have a hearing next month because of the fact that Warren ejected a board member and a reporter. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger discusses issues in exclusive sit-down interview

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has been the subject of many controversies during his first year in office. Monday afternoon, hours after fellow commissioners stripped him of many of his responsibilities, Berger sat down with WWAY for more than an hour in an EXCLUSIVE in-studio interview to discuss a turbulent year. Full story...
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Davis, Barfield fire back after Berger says 'I will come down on you like a hammer on a nail'

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video It seems that New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's tardiness is not just affecting his schedule. Berger was late again today, which caused him to miss a crucial vote that will greatly affect his future on community boards.VIDEO INCLUDED Full story...
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Korean pastor in Wilmington reacts to death of North Korean dictator

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video Tensions and uncertainties are high in Asia following the death overnight of North Korean president Kim Jung Il. Half a world away, Kim's death is impacting people in the Port City as well. Full story...
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Berger chastises Commission; Barfield, Davis fire back

Brian Berger was late to Monday morning's New Hanover County Commission meeting, and missed a chance to discuss and vote on board assignments, which remove him from most of the community boards on which he sat. But before the meeting ended, Berger let the other commissioners know what he thought of their decision to limit him. His comments got strong responses from two fellow commissioners. Watch the entire exchange here.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Berger launches e-mail battle with fellow commissioners after being thrown off boards

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video A day after fellow commissioners removed him from most public boards on which he was a member, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger launched an e-mail fight with fellow commissioners. Full story...
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Pace of resolving NC map lawsuits heard in court

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Lawyers for both sides on a pair of North Carolina election district lawsuits differ on the disruption and uncertainty to the public if the cases are fast-tracked to trial. Full story...
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Judge: Former FEC heads may testify for Edwards

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A federal judge will not rule out two former Federal Election Commission members from testifying for former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards, who's defending himself against campaign finance violations while hiding his mistress. Full story...
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THE RANT: Bravo to New Hanover Co. Commission for stepping up and taking a stand; Berger needs to take it like a man

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video While various boards, councils and commissions around the Cape Fear are languishing in dysfunction, under investigation or have lost public trust, the members of the New Hanover County Commission did something rare these day: They took a stand and did what was right for the greater good. Full story...
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Pace of resolving NC map lawsuits heard in court

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The pace and method for refereeing lawsuits challenging North Carolina's redrawn legislative and congressional seats are the focus of the first court hearing on the Republican-written redistricting plans. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger 'wasn't expecting to be ambushed' as commission pulls him from community boards

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video New Hanover County Commissioners have removed Commissioner Brian Berger from most of the community boards he sits on. The Commission made the decision at its Agenda Briefing this afternoon. It's still pending an official vote at Monday's County Commission meeting. Full story...
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Navassa Mayor calls newspaper article "a lie"

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The city of Navassa has faced criticism in recent months for its handling of the city's finances, but now a new issue has come to light. Our partners at the Local News Review published an article Thursday saying Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis signed a contract with Shalimar Construction, in which the city would pay for 14 private sewer taps on private property. Full story...
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Brunswick commissioners looking at options after DSS blow-up

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video A day after a board member and reporter were kicked out of a Brunswick County Social Services Board Meeting, county leaders are looking into what happened. One county commissioner went as far as to call it an embarrassment. Full story...
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NC study: More data needed to examine motor fleet

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North Carolina's government watchdog agency says it's impossible to evaluate whether state government's motor vehicle fleet is used efficiently because there's no standard way to keep track of its use. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue vetoes death-row racial bias bill

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed a bill that would have essentially repealed a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases. Full story...
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