New Hanover County commissioner to appeal removal

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on July 14, 2013 at 2:59 PM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- A New Hanover County commissioner removed from the board by his fellow members is appealing the decision. 

The StarNews of Wilmington reports (http://bit.ly/16Cdp1h ) Brian Berger's appeal on Tuesday will likely make history because commissioners used something called an amotion to remove him, a maneuver usually done by corporations. 

An elected official in North Carolina hasn't been removed by amotion in nearly a century, and Berger and his lawyer said it is outdated and he should be reinstated to the New Hanover Board of Commissioners. 

Commissioners voted 3-2 to remove Berger in May because of his erratic behavior and threats made against other county employees. 

Berger's hearing before the North Carolina Business Court will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Greensboro.
 

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