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Animals

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...

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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