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NC Wildlife Resources Commission

NC wildlife officials to consider rules for bears

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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission plans to hold nine public hearings next month on the state's wildlife management, game lands and fishing regulations for the coming years. Full story...
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Fight over NC possum drop event back in court

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North Carolina's wildlife regulators and an animal protection group are headed toward new court hearings over the captured possum used to liven up a mountain town's New Year's Eve celebration. Full story...
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One dead after weekend boating accident in Carolina Beach

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videoNorth Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has confirmed one man is dead after a boat overturned on Saturday afternoon in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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NC Wildlife commission seeks armadillo sightings

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If you've seen a nine-banded armadillo lately, the NC Wildlife Resources Commission would like a word with you. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Complaints filed about dozens of birds at Shallotte service station

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video An automotive service station with exotic birds for sale is ruffling some feathers. Complaints from people range from the birds being kept in hot conditions to too many of the animals in one cage. Full story...
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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Alligator spotted at Carolina Beach shoreline

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One WWAY viewer caught a glimpse of something you might not see very often on the north end of Carolina Beach. An alligator was spotted at the shoreline Sunday, and Jeremy Kelly was even able to snap a picture of it, before police and wildlife officers moved the reptile. Full story...
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NC Wildlife patrols waters on holiday weekend

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videoNorth Carolina Wildlife, along with Alcohol Law Enforcement and Highway Patrol combed New Hanover County's waters and streets Saturday as part of the "On the Roads, On the Water" campaign. Full story...
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2 injured in boat accident on NE Cape Fear River

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videoTwo people are recovering after a boating accident yesterday on the Northeast Cape Fear River. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission says the couple, who's names have not been released, were heading back toward the Castle Hayne boat access at about 35 mph when they hit a log. Full story...
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Boater charged after boat bumps Johnnie Mercer's Pier

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video Wildlife officers charged a boater with operating a watercraft while impaired after his boat bumped Johnnie Mercer's Pier at Wrightsville Beach yesterday. Full story...
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Fisherman drowns in Bladen County

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videoA Bladenboro man is dead after falling out of his boat while fishing Saturday. The accident happened around noon Saturday on the Black River near the Pender County line. Full story...
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Vote on NC commissions bill reveals divisions

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House Republicans who want to clean out several key North Carolina regulatory commissions have revealed disagreements with Senate GOP counterparts and among members in their own caucus about how to do it. Full story...
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Rabon bill would mean sweeping changes to state boards, commissions

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video If a bill in the state Senate becomes law, there will be some big changes on state boards and commissions, including the NC Utilities Commission and the Coastal Resources Commission. The bill proposes dismissing members of the bodies, and letting the governor and Republican-led legislature appoint new members. Full story...
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State folds in lawsuit over NC Possum Drop

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Barring a change in state law, the annual New Year's Eve Possum Drop in the mountains of North Carolina will have to carry on without a live animal. Full story...
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NC judge rules against New Year's Eve possum drop

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There will be no possum drop in Brasstown this New Year's Eve if a decision by an administrative law judge stands. In a ruling issued Tuesday, Judge Fred Morrison said North Carolina law prohibits citizens from using wild animals for pets or amusement. Full story...
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Enhancements coming to Sutton Lake boating access

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The boating access area at New Hanover County's Sutton Lake will close temporarily beginning Oct. 29 to receive a facelift. Full story...
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