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Animals

One wanted, one charged in dog fighting case

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videoOne man is in jail and another is wanted in connection with dog fighting in Columbus County. Fair Bluff Police say they have received multiple reports of dog fighting in the area of Hamer Street, but with no information about the people involved. 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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Volunteers walk NC coast to save sea turtles

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video Volunteers along North Carolina's coast are walking through muck and going out on kayaks to rescue sea turtles that get stuck in sounds when the water turns cold, stunning them and leaving them helpless to save themselves. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fish kill reported at Masonboro Island

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videoState environmental officials report hundreds of thousands of dead Atlantic menhaden fish this week at Masonboro Island off of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Two cold-stunned loggerheads head home

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videoIt happened much sooner than expected. The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher released two loggerhead sea turtles to the care of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission for an Atlantic release. Full story...
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Bald Head Island finishes deer cull

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videoBald Head Island has finished a cull of the island's deer population. It's the first step in the village's plan to launch a birth control program for the animals. The cull, which ended this morning, killed a total 20 does and 10 antlerless bucks. The meat will be processed and donated to local food pantries. Full story...
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Aquarium cares for cold-shocked loggerheads

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videoThe North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher opened its doors to eight injured loggerhead sea turtles New Years Day. Full story...
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Unclear whether live marsupial used at Possum Drop

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The organizer of a New Year's Eve Possum Drop in western North Carolina is keeping folks guessing as to whether he used a live specimen to ring in 2013. Full story...
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Brasstown still having possum drop, with changes

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A possum drop that attracts thousands of people to a tiny western North Carolina town each New Year's Eve will go on this year, with some changes. Full story...
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'Turtleman' gives kids a Christmas treat

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videoWhile kids will wait for Santa's superfast flying reindeer to make their global trek tonight, it was a much slower set of animals that grabbed attention in Leland today. Full story...
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