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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger’s house is being foreclosed according to a notice posted this week in the Lumina News. It will also be auctioned off at the New Hanover County Courthouse on May 29 at 10 a.m.

Berger’s ex-girlfriend, Karyn Crichton, is also named in the notice as an owner of the house. Berger lives in the house by himself. No word on where he will move to after the auction.

He’s reportedly been unemployed since taking office, but he says he does work out of his house as a consultant.

Berger has not yet returned an e-mail for comment.


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  • Peyton Garrett

    This should be deemed the final in all of the events over the past year and a half for this man. I hate to see this happen to anyone, especially someone who almost unknowingly it seems let himself be put into this position. I think if Mr. Berger had concentrated on his own problems, focused on what ever it is or was he did for a living and not been so manipulated by his handlers he may not be in this situation. And I do put a lot of blame on those handlers, advisers and pure manipulators who have taken advantage of someone who had no business running for a seat on the commission but winning and then trying to serve. He was not capable. You people know who you are. As I have stated, now that his capabilities have been exposed and he has been more or less rendered ineffective as a commissioner his so called allies have retreated or moved on to other issues and self serving agendas. I have been one of Brian Berger’s harshest critics and will continue to be so. He has no business on the board but his so called friends have been the architect of this man’s problems. I hope they sleep well.

  • Citizen of the Republic

    but there is no honor any way you look at it.

    Good luck Mr. Berger, rebuild your life, it’s not too late.

  • Guest2020

    Knowing how hard it is to lose a home, I have nothing but sympathy for the man. I pray he lands back on his feet and gets going in the right direction.

  • Guest1118

    Excellent, excellent comments. I can’t even add to them…well said.

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  • ChefnSurf

    I’ve never been a fan of Berger. Bad personal choices and an inability to controll himself or contribute in the way an elected official is expected to contribute have turned him into a political political pariah. We have every right to critique him on that basis.

    Lately, he’s been keeping his head down and at least doing his best to avoid additional faux pas. Good for us and better for him. We all know he’ll never again be elected to a political position around here. All we have to do is wait him out.

    Having said that, it also really needs to be said that those of you who’re taking the time to kick a man who’s already down are way out of line. Dumping on a man who’s losing his house? That has absolutely nothing to do with the man’s political persona. It’s a cowardly, disgusting thing to do. You’re acting like jackals.

    The jackal is a night hunter, nocturnal, and quite cowardly. They feast on carrion, which is flesh left over from a dead animal. That’s pretty close to where Berger is these days, politically speaking.

    Lower yourselves to your lowest level if you choose to. Feel free to give visitors to our area the impression that we’re just a bunch of dumb lunkheads. Act like a jackal instead of acting like a human being if that’s what floats your boat.

    Keep in mind though, if you choose to feast on carrion, you are what you eat.

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