STARNEWS Reports: Lawsuit calls New Hanover County Commission’s voting into question


NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC ( — A court case could throw some decisions by New Hanover County commissioners into question.

A Wilmington development company is challenging the denial of its special-use permit for a project in Porters Neck. Commissioner Brian Berger was not at that June 2 meeting. The argument is whether Berger was allowed to miss the meeting. If not, the suit argues that rules say his vote should count as a "yes."

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This case could have major implications on other votes commissioners have taken since Berger was re-appointed in September.

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