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New Hanover County Commissioner Berger hacks off fellow commissioners calling last minute news conference

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.

ONLY ON 3: So much for transparency; New Hanover County Commissioners able to conduct county business in secret

videoWe discovered a disturbing loophole this week in New Hanover County policy that's allowing County Commissioners to conduct county business in secret on their county cell phone with no accountability.

ONLY ON 3: Barfield responds – Making cell phone records public is “going too far”; Plays on constituents’ fear

Even though the county bought commissioners the phone - and pays each $75 per month in tax payer money - and even though County Attorney Wanda Copely told us the county bought them the phones so they could conduct county business - since Barfield also uses the phone for personal business running his real estate company, he says turning over his records is "going too far."

ONLY ON 3: Commissioner Barfield threatens to remove Mayor Futch from Transportation Advisory Committee

"Walter, the games have got to stop, if you cannot control yourself, I request that the Leland Town Council appoint another member to take your place and then you can follow up all of your unfounded accusations as a citizen seeking answers."

ONLY ON 3: County Commission chair says military service justifies Gravely spending

video Together, the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County paid $50,000 to help fund the USS Gravely Commissioning. But city and county leaders say their slim budgets might not be able to support other groups looking for a boost.

Commissioner looking for ways to pay for Wave

Paying for Wave transit could hit your wallet a little harder, even if you do not ride the bus.

ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: DA to check out commissioners’ e-mails

We spoke with District Attorney Ben David today. He didn't want to comment on camera, but he said he will look into the claims. That's not to say the commissioners did anything wrong, but David says there is a law that county employees cannot use a public server for political use.

LaNasa plans to continue tax vote challenge

LaNasa says he has evidence county commissioners committed voter fraud.

Regional planners move on without Wilson

A Wilmington developer tied to the federal indictment of a former Mike Easley aide is out of another job. Today the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization picked a new chair to replace Lanny Wilson.

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