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11:10 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Candidate Profile: Woody White (R), 7th Congressional District

Woody White, Candidate for 7th Congressional District
New Hanover County

Woody White is hoping to represent North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District in Washington. 

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Local
5:37 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

McIntyre Won't Run Again for U.S. Rep. of NC's 7th Congressional District

U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre, D-NC

U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre, a Democrat from Lumberton, North Carolina, is stepping down after his term expires.

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Local
4:57 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Board Sets Up Rules For Brian Berger To Follow For Remainder Of His Term

Re-instated Commissioner Brian Berger
New Hanover County

Brian Berger will be left to serve out his term on the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners with no further effort to oust him. 

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Local - September 10
4:04 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Even in the Case of Mental Illness, Americans with Disabilities Act Likely Protects Berger

Commissioner Brian Berger
NHCo. Sheriff's Office

Throughout recent legal battles concerning New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger’s fitness for public office, mental health has been a central topic. At a news conference last week, Commission Chairman Woody White said the commission had heard nothing from Berger regarding whether he needed or had received mental health counseling. White cited Berger’s incoherent emails, conspiracy fixations and erratic behavior as grave concerns that responsible leaders could not ignore.

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local
7:23 am
Mon June 24, 2013

NHC Chair Woody White on state of the county

Woody White, Commission Chair
New Hanover County

The future of New Hanover County is bright says Commission Chairman Woody White.  Unemployment is declining, collaboration with the City of Wilmington and the beach towns is expanding, and the County just landed a coveted triple-A bond rating.  

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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

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."

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Local
5:21 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

New Hanover County Commission Chair calls for Brian Berger's resignation

At a news conference Friday afternoon, New Hanover County Commission Chair Woody White called for Brian Berger’s resignation.  The call came after a series of recent incidents that have heightened concerns about the safety of county staffers and what some are calling Berger’s deteriorating mental condition. 

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Local
4:56 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

NHCo. Commissioners vote to expand landfill, develop long-term waste management plan

A truck pulls into the now-defunct Wastec plant.
Wastec

On Tuesday, the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners moved forward with plans to tackle the county’s ongoing trash issues.

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5:00 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Friday Feedback for January 18, 2013

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An anonymous listener sent this:

sewing...cooking chili...loving my dog...and listening to great jazz on a saturday night...thanks whqr :)

Listener Peter sent in a pledge with this note:

Being 70 years old, I don't have a lot of extra cash, but I listen almost every day at some point.

Listener Joanna Puritz wrote on Wednesday night:

What has happened to Smooth Landing?? That is about the corny music I have heard. Once in awhile but Honky Tonk for a Smooth Landing is not Smooth.

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Local
5:00 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Business Brief: NHC Commission Chair Woody White Part II: economic growth strategy

After proving to be an especially hot topic during election season,  economic development now tops the agendas for national, state, and local leaders. 

Spirited public debates on the issue recently centered on whether a baseball stadium would revitalize downtown Wilmington or if Titan Cement should operate a facility in Castle Hayne.

In a recent interview, Woody White, newly-appointed as Chairman of New Hanover County’s Commission, offered his strategy for growing the local economy. 

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