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The Rant

The Rant: January 30, 2012

Political campaigns are often compared to a horse race, but for now, we're just wondering who will answer the call to the post in North Carolina.

The Rant: January 27, 2012

Governor Bev Perdue's decision yesterday not to seek re-election sent shockwaves across the political spectrum. In fact, it could have an impact all the way from the White House to the New Hanover County Commission.

The Rant: January 24, 2012

You might not think collecting donations for people in need would be a controversial issue. Well, you'd be wrong.

The Rant: January 17, 2012

Perhaps not surprisingly, the Governor's plan to raise the sales tax has been met with some stiff opposition already.

The Rant: January 6, 2012

It just seems as if Commissioner Berger can't stay out of the news and that means he can't stay out of The Rant.

The Rant: January 3, 2012

Many of you are reacting to these videos poking fun at Commissioner Warren. Kevin Wuzzardo has more.

The Rant: Why a teacher's DWI arrest is news

Based on all the feedback, we thought it was important to explain why we believe the arrest of a teacher for DWI and texting while driving is news.


The Rant: December 20, 2011

The controversies surrounding Warren and Berger just won't seem to die down as shown by what's happened this week alone.

THE RANT: Response to New Hanover Co. Commission removing Berger from most community boards

As you saw FIRST ON 3 last night, New Hanover County Commissioners decided to reign in Commissioner Brian Berger after a series of public controversies. Today, the fallout continues.

THE RANT: Bravo to New Hanover Co. Commission for stepping up and taking a stand; Berger needs to take it like a man

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...