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ONLY ON 3: Expert says expect more critters thanks to warm winter

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video Are you seeing more creepy crawlers in the night? Maybe even spotted an alligator in your neighborhood. "Good Morning Carolina" anchor Ashley Jacobs talked with an expert this morning who says the warm winter we had is definitely having an impact. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Woman says HOA targeting her dogs after report of raccoon problem

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video UPDATE: Representatives from the health dept are urging home owners in the Oak Isand Beach Villa complex to contact them regarding possible contamination of urine and feces in the flooring, walls and interior attic spaces of their units. The representatives will be happy to come out and check each unit upon the owners request. Call Danny Thornton at 910-253-2252 or email him at dthornton@brunsco.net Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Brunswick Nuclear Plant to blame for deaths of endangered sea turtles

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video Three endangered sea turtles died recently near the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport. The turtles died after getting into the canal that provides cooling water for plant operations. Full story...
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Two more cases of rabies confirmed in New Hanover Co.

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The state lab has confirmed two more cases of rabies in raccoons in New Hanover County. They are the seventh and eighth cases of the disease in the county this year. Full story...
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NC monkey to get rabies test; owner charged

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Officials plan to test a monkey for rabies after it got loose and bit three people in an Asheville neighborhood. Full story...
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Animal expert wants to bring exotic animal sanctuary to area

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video Recent issues with exotic animals in Pender County have some residents worried about a potential new sanctuary that may be coming to the Cape Fear. Scott Lope is an animal activist who started an organization based in Wilmington. The catch? We're not talking about dogs and cats. We're talking about lions and tigers and bears. Full story...
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Family of geese make Government Center their home

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It was business as usual today at the New Hanover County Government Center: campaigning, early voting and geese? That's right. A pair of geese have laid four eggs and nestled into their new home in a flower bed in front of the Government Center. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Resident catches raccoon on camera

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video Susan Prater sent us these photos of a raccoon on the roof of a condo in her complex around 2:15 this morning. She says she captured this one coming out of a window eve and then going back into the opening when her camera flashed. She says she also continues to hear scratching inside the walls of her condo. Full story...
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6th rabies case reported in New Hanover County

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The State Lab says a raccoon found in Carolina Beach Sunday tested positive for rabies. It's the sixth positive rabies test in New Hanover County so far this year. Full story...
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Rabid fox bites three in Oak Island

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The Brunswick County Health Department says a man was working in his yard Sunday and felt something brush up against him and bite him. He looked down and saw it was a fox. The fox then ran to his neighbor's garage, where a husband and wife were working. The fox attacked the wife and bit her three times. It then bit the husband once. Full story...
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Reward offered after decapitated sea turtle found at Pleasure Island

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video A reward is being offered after an endangered sea turtle was found dead at Carolina Beach. What has some people up in arms, is what may have happened to creature. Someone found the young Kemp's Ridley sea turtle Tuesday along the sand underneath Snow's Cut Bridge. Its head was missing. Full story...
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Protestors rally outside circus

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A group of protestors rallied near the airport this afternoon as advocates of the animals at the circus. They say the animals involved in the circus this weekend are constantly abused and mistreated. They want people to know that cruelty is not entertainment. Full story...
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Rabid raccoon found in New Hanover County after fight with dogs

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A raccoon in New Hanover County has tested positive for rabies. The Animal Services Unit got word from the state lab today of the positive test of the animal found on Sycamore Avenue in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Tregembo Zoo opens for 60th spring

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One of the wildest attractions in our own backyard is open for business again. With winter over, Wilmington's Tregembo Zoo is waking from its hibernation for its 60th spring. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST PET GROOMER

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videoIn this week's "And the Winner is..." we want to know who is the BEST PET GROOMER in the area. When it is time to get Brutus bathed or Fifi fluffed up, where do you go? Congratulations to All About Dogs in Southport! Full story...