WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Twenty-five minutes before New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was supposed to do a live interview here at the TV station, he called and pulled the plug. He called it a “postponement” not a “cancellation” even though he confirmed twice over the weekend that he would show up.
He did tell us on the phone, though, that he is considering resigning, but he needs to talk the other commissioners first.
New Hanover County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield said over the phone that he hasn’t talked to Berger yet but did leave him a message. He also said that he was a little surprised that Berger was considering a resignation but that “Brian needs to do what’s best for Brian.”
Berger also said Monday that he plans to go to the County Commission meeting Tuesday, and that he may talk about his future at that meeting.
Some think he just needs more time to sort out his personal life.
“If we’re all asked to resign when we are a little bit unstable I don’t think any of us would have jobs,” said Anita Naughton, a New Hanover County resident. “Give him a chance. I don’t see anything so critical in the county right now that he can’t just take a little bit of time off to get himself together. If he can’t then let him resign.”