Ben David http://whqr.org en Berger Won't be Charged with Felony--May Get to Keep NHC Commission Seat http://whqr.org/post/berger-wont-be-charged-felony-may-get-keep-nhc-commission-seat <p>New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger--who was charged with a DWI in February--is likely looking at a four-month prison sentence. Following Berger’s arrest in Avery County this week for violating his parole, and possessing numerous weapons and drug paraphernalia, the commissioner made an appearance in court this afternoon—via video from the county jail.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:05:42 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 56408 at http://whqr.org Berger Won't be Charged with Felony--May Get to Keep NHC Commission Seat Berger Pleads Guilty, Keeps County Commission Seat http://whqr.org/post/berger-pleads-guilty-keeps-county-commission-seat <p>New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger will spend the next year under supervised probation—or, failing that, 120 days in prison. This mornin<strong>g</strong>, Berger pleaded guilty to December charges, including his second DWI, and a first for drug possession. While he will have to do community service and undergo formal drug and substance abuse evaluation, Berger can no longer legally be removed from his seat on the county commission.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 20:37:34 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 49935 at http://whqr.org Berger Pleads Guilty, Keeps County Commission Seat One Year After the Fact, Man Pleads Guilty to Downtown Wilmington Murder http://whqr.org/post/one-year-after-fact-man-pleads-guilty-downtown-wilmington-murder <p>Exactly one year ago, Cape Fear Community College student Joshua Proutey was robbed and fatally shot outside Wilmington’s community arts center. Today,<strong> </strong>the local man who pulled the trigger was sentenced to spend the rest of his life in a prison cell. Because today’s prosecution transpired from a citizen tip, WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that local law enforcement is working to reverse the stigma of “snitching” in criminal cases.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:24:59 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 47476 at http://whqr.org One Year After the Fact, Man Pleads Guilty to Downtown Wilmington Murder