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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: Berger's e-mail, accusations show divided commission

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video In his short time on the New Hanover County Commission Berger has certainly made his mark; much of it controversial. He's been reluctant to sit down and talk with us about much of that. So after his latest controversy involving an e-mail tirade launched at county staff and fellow commissioners, News Director Scott Pickey and News Content Manager Kevin Wuzzardo decided they would go to Berger. Full story...
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Catlin, Thompson react to Berger's repetitive, rambling, ripping email sent to county staff

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"Normally I try not to weigh in on things Brian does or doesn't do, but in this case, after reading his six-page very angry tirade I had to defend county staff," said Commissioner Rick Catlin Full story...
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New Hanover County Commissioner Berger hacks off fellow commissioners calling last minute news conference

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video “First this is crap for a notice! 2 hours really?? I have a 1130 NHC meeting so I cannot attend. I would caution you to make sure you are speaking as an individual and not for the (County Commissioners) as I dont believe we took action on any of these issues." -- Jason Thompson to Brian Berger on calling a news conference without giving commissioners ample notice. Full story...
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Thompson wants more county power over uninsured cars

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Drivers who don't have car insurance may have their car impounded if a New Hanover County Commissioner has his way. Full story...
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New commissioners get sworn in

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New Hanover County swore Rick Catlin and Brian Berger as their newest commissioners. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commissioners get ready for a new year with new ideas

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video It's out with the old and in with the new. New Hanover County Commissioner-elects Brian Berger and Rick Catlin have not been sworn in yet but they are already getting down to business. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: Catlin, Berger join New Hanover Commission

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners will welcome two Republicans to the table. The voters chose Republicans Brian Berger and Rick Catlin. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. candidates discuss hot topics

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video Time is ticking and elections are just days away. New Hanover County held not just one or two forums but three different forums. Senate, school board and county commission candidates had one last chance to make their pitches to voters. Full story...
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A look at what New Hanover County spends and what commission candidates think

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video New Hanover County has been accused of overspending to the point of needing to pass sales and property tax increases, even in these tough financial times. But the devil is in the detail, and finding places to cut is a cumbersome, time consuming task. We decided to try anyway, and went line by line through hundreds of pages of itemized expenditures from the county. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: Big Talker FM Poll - Berger, Catlin lead race for New Hanover Commissioner

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In a recent poll sponsored by the Civitas Institute in Raleigh and The Big Talker FM, candidates Brian Berger and Rick Catlin are leading the race for New Hanover County Commissioner. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: New Hanover Commission candidate Rick Catlin

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videoElection Day is a month away. Each Tuesday this month, we'll begin a series of profiles on candidates in the some of the big races in our area. The race for two spots on the New Hanover County Commission brings forward four candidates. One of those candidates is engineer and businessman Rick Catlin. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: Crowded New Hanover commission field narrowed

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Now that the New Hanover Co. sales tax increase has passed, the question is: who will be on the commission to deal with the budget. It was a crowded race with four Democrats and seven Republicans seeking the two nominations for each party. Full story...
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