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Dog dies in Wilmington house fire

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A house fire in Wilmington this morning killed a family pet. The fire started around 9 a.m. at a home on Hinton Ave. Crews had it out by about 9:30 a.m. Full story...
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Animal Control officers join Sheriff's Office ahead of change

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has gone to the dogs. Kind of. The Sheriff's Office takes over Animal Control Services tomorrow. Full story...
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Third rabies case of 2012 reported in New Hanover County

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A third case of rabies has been confirmed by New Hanover County Animal Control Services. On Monday, ACS officers responded to the area of Yellow Daisy Drive and captured a fox that chased nearby residents and attacked their dog. Full story...
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Wilmington couple upset after appeals court rejects dead dog claim

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video A five-year fight about a dog is over, for now. The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in the wrongful death of a Jack Russell Terrier. The New Hanover County couple behind the lawsuit received word today that the court rejected their claim. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies say suspect may be involved in other crimes

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say they caught a man last night they think may be involved in several other crimes. Full story...
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NC court backs trooper who kicked canine partner

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld a judge's ruling that ordered a state trooper who was fired for kicking his dog to be reinstated with back pay. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff to take over Animal Control

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Add dog catcher to the list of duties for the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. County Manager Bruce Shell announced this afternoon the Sheriff's Office will take over Animal Control beginning March 1. Full story...
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Emerald Isle fails to block bow hunters

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The hunt for roaming deer continues in a North Carolina beach community. A Carteret County judge has refused to order a stop to the work of bow hunters in an Emerald Isle neighborhood at the tip of its barrier island. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington couple sues over value of dog's life

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video The North Carolina Court of Appeals has waded into a legal tussle over the wrongful death of a Jack Russell terrier named Laci. Full story...
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Grandmother sent to prison after pit bulls maul grandson

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A North Carolina woman will have to spend at least two years in prison after her grandson was mauled by family pit bulls and left in critical condition. Full story...
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Man caught by neighbor having sex with dog

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A Cumberland County man has been arrested after a neighbor says she saw him having sex with her friend's dog. Full story...
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Temperatures shocking sea turtles along coast

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video The ever-changing temperatures continue to take their toll on the sea turtles off the coast of North Carolina. Twelve green sea turtles have died already this winter because of the changing cold temperatures. Full story...
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Neighbors spring to action to save puppies from house fire

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video Neighbors rallied together last night to try to save a Leland home. Although the house at the end of Jennifer Court suffered significant fire damage, neighbors were able to help contain the fire and even saved a few puppies. Full story...
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Gym makes sure needy pets have good Christmas, too

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All the food and toys collected will benefit two area animal rescue groups. The supplies will not only be used for animals in the shelters, but they will also be handed out to needy families with pets. Full story...
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Christmas Bird Count starts this weekend

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video It's going to be a big month for bird watchers across the Carolinas. Christmastime means it's time for counting birds with the Audubon Society. Full story...
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