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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Berger escorted from DSS Board meeting

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A sheriff’s deputy escorted New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger from this morning’s DSS Board meeting, after Berger tried to take a seat at the board table. The DSS Board Chair asked that Berger be removed. Instead of sitting in the audience, Berger decided to leave. As he left, Berger said by law he’s still on the board.

After officially being dropped from the board by in a 4-0 vote yesterday by the other New Hanover County Commissioners, Berger said he would show up anyway and take his seat at the table. Berger was early to the meeting and took a seat at the table. DSS staff and a deputy talked to him before the meeting started.

The County Commission voted Vice Chairman Jonathan Barfield onto the board in Berger’s place. He said at Monday’s commission meeting he was going to the meeting and taking a sheriff’s deputy with him in case things got out of control.

Barfield was sworn in as a member of the DSS Board at this morning’s meeting.

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