Beth Dawson

Local
7:45 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Waste Part 2: Managing the New Commodity

Dumping recyclables at the defunct Wastec facility
WHQR

Listen to the audio version here.

New Hanover County is on the verge of out-sourcing its trash operations.  

Read more
Developing
9:31 am
Tue April 9, 2013

New Hanover County Commission votes to oust Brian Berger

New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger
New Hanover County

Listen to Commissioners Wolfe and Berger here.

Listen here for the exchange between White and Berger.

Embattled New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is likely on his way out. 

Chairman Woody White called for Berger’s resignation last month after a series of actions over the last several weeks by Berger that alarmed the Board – including the public accosting of Governor Pat McCrory during a ceremony at Cape Fear Community College. 

The Board voted last night to censure Berger and to file an amotion.  Just before the vote, Commissioner Thomas Wolfe castigated Berger for refusing to step down.

" I think the best you could do is resign.  You’ve brought shame and dishonor upon this council.  And I'm mad about it and I don't want to put up with it anymore."

Brian Berger interrupted, saying, "We're going to have to disagree on that, and..."

Thomas Wolfe fired back.

"Well, of course we are.  You can't see where you've done anything wrong.  You think you're a white knight on a shining horse.  Well, I got news for you Mr. Berger.    You're not.  You're a disgrace.  Do the community the right thing.  Stand up like a man and resign."

Read more
Local
7:59 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Jason Thompson delivers heartfelt farewell to NHC Commission, family

Jason Thompson
courtesy: New Hanover County

Commissioner Brian Berger rushed in late – about 7 minutes after the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting had started. 

Read more
Local
7:51 am
Tue December 4, 2012

White and Dawson take the reins on the NHC Commission

Listen here.

Three New Hanover County Commissioners took the oath of office last night in downtown Wilmington. 

Read more
Local
5:00 am
Tue May 1, 2012

NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Beth Dawson

Beth Dawson is an 11th-generation North Carolinian who grew up in High Point, married a local boy, and moved here more than 26 years ago. 

Read more