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Animals

'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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Pet Pals: Making sure Christmas with pets is merry

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videoAmid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, don't forget about your four-legged friends. Whether you're looking to adopt an animal to give as a gift, or already have one of your own, you can follow some quick and easy steps to keep everyone's spirits bright. Full story...
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Aquarium tracks young turtles to learn more about them

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videoA new program at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is keeping tabs on some young sea turtles. The staff has tagged the reptiles with trackers for the very first time. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Dead whale washes back onto Bald Head Island

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video The Bald Head Island Conservancy says the beached whale that was pushed back into the ocean yesterday, washed back on shore dead this morning. Full story...
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House fire kills family's dog

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video A fire in Wilmington last night killed a family pet and caused significant damage to the home. The Wilmington Fire Department says crews responded to the home at 725 Ivey Circle around 11:30 p.m. Full story...
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Tagged Great White tracking toward our coast

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videoMary Lee is a 16-foot, two-ton Great White shark. She was first satellite tagged by scientists in Cape Cod in September. In just three months, she has made it all the way down the eastern seaboard and is making her way back north. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine charged crimes against nature

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video A Camp Lejeune Marine is behind bars after being accused of crimes against animals. After receiving a tip from a concerned citizen and Onslow County DSS, Mark David Harpel was arrested for crimes against nature. Full story...
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UPDATE: Former Navassa cop says town is wrongfully withholding pay

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video A day after a Brunswick County judge ordered he can keep his K9, former Navassa police officer Kevin Smith says the town is withholding compensation owed to him out of retaliation. Full story...
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Former Navassa cop keeps his K9

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video A former Navassa police officer was in court this morning fighting to keep the police dog he says is more like a member of his family. 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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