Beth Dawson http://whqr.org en Waste Part 2: Managing the New Commodity http://whqr.org/post/waste-part-2-managing-new-commodity <p></p><p><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Verdana">New Hanover County is on the verge of out-sourcing its trash operations.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp; Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:45:43 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 49011 at http://whqr.org Waste Part 2: Managing the New Commodity New Hanover County Commission votes to oust Brian Berger http://whqr.org/post/new-hanover-county-commission-votes-oust-brian-berger <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Embattled New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is likely on his way out.&nbsp;</p><p>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.&nbsp;</p><p>The Board voted last night to censure Berger and to file an amotion.&nbsp; Just before the vote, Commissioner Thomas Wolfe castigated Berger for refusing to step down.</p><p><strong>"</strong> I think the best you could do is resign.&nbsp; You’ve brought shame and dishonor upon this council.&nbsp; And I'm mad about it and I don't want to put up with it anymore."</p><p>Brian Berger interrupted, saying, "We're going to have to disagree on that, and..."</p><p>Thomas Wolfe fired back.</p><p>"Well, of course we are.&nbsp; You can't see where you've done anything wrong.&nbsp; You think you're a white knight on a shining horse.&nbsp; Well, I got news for you Mr. Berger.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; You're not.&nbsp; You're a disgrace.&nbsp; Do the community the right thing.&nbsp; Stand up like a man and resign."</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 13:31:25 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 34506 at http://whqr.org New Hanover County Commission votes to oust Brian Berger Jason Thompson delivers heartfelt farewell to NHC Commission, family http://whqr.org/post/jason-thompson-delivers-heartfelt-farewell-nhc-commission-family <p>Commissioner Brian Berger rushed in late – about 7 minutes after the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting had started.&nbsp; Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:59:56 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 28222 at http://whqr.org Jason Thompson delivers heartfelt farewell to NHC Commission, family White and Dawson take the reins on the NHC Commission http://whqr.org/post/white-and-dawson-take-reins-nhc-commission <p></p><p>Three New Hanover County Commissioners took the oath of office last night in downtown Wilmington.&nbsp; Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:51:04 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 28221 at http://whqr.org White and Dawson take the reins on the NHC Commission NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Beth Dawson http://whqr.org/post/nhc-commissioner-candidate-profile-beth-dawson <p>Beth Dawson is an 11<sup>th</sup>-generation North Carolinian who grew up in High Point, married a local boy, and moved here more than 26 years ago.&nbsp; Tue, 01 May 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 15610 at http://whqr.org NHC Commissioner Candidate Profile: Beth Dawson