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HAPPENING NOW: Commissioner Berger no-show for court hearing; Deputies at his house

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is AWOL again.

He was supposed to be in court this morning for a hearing related to him violating a protective order.

His attorney, State Senator Thom Goolsby says he doesn’t have any idea where his client is.

Commissioner Jonathan Barfield is there though. He says he’s been subpoenaed to testify. Berger’s ex-girlfriend Heath Blaylock is there too.

The county has sent sheriff’s deputies to Berger’s house to make sure he’s okay.

Berger has been consistantly late to meetings since taking office, even missing voting on a motion to remove him from the boards he sits on.

Last year, the four other commissioners asked Berger to resign. He’s refused, saying they’re out to get him because he has different political views.

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