Animals
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Shark washes up on Bald Head Island
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 11/08/2012 - 4:39pm.

Folks on Bald Head Island got quite a surprise on the beach today: a dead, six-foot long shark. The Village of Bald Head Island posted a photo of the big fish on its Facebook page.

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Brunswick County horse tests positive for EEE
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 3:15pm.

A one-year-old Quarter horse colt that died in Brunswick County was confirmed as the 19th Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) positive horse in North Carolina for 2012 according to county health officials. North Carolina has experienced an active West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) activity this year.

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Sea turtles rescued in wake of Hurricane Sandy
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 7:40pm.

video As Hurricane Sandy washed away the Topsail Island beach head, it swept some young sea turtles back ashore.

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ONLY ON 3: City says autistic boy's chickens must go
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 4:28pm.

video Dealing with autism can be tough, but some unique perspectives have allowed growth that otherwise may be impossible. Now one family says the City of Wilmington has decided that their approach to help their autistic son is illegal.

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20th case of rabies reported in New Hanover County
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 11:08am.

New Hanover County Animal Services says the 20th case of rabies this year has been confirmed in the county. Yesterday, Animal Services was called to pick up a fox that was killed by a family dog.

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E. coli at NC county fair like 2011 State Fair bug
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 9:22am.

State health officials say the strain of E. coli bacteria that caused a fatal outbreak at the Cleveland County Fair is similar to the bug that sickened two dozen visitors to last year's state fair.

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Animal contact cited in E. coli cases at Cleveland County Fair
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 3:51pm.

State health officials say animal contact is a likely source of an E. coli outbreak linked to the Cleveland County Fair. A statement from the NC Department of Health and Human Services on Friday said 64 children and 42 adults have been affected by this outbreak.

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4th annual Salty Paws Festival Saturday
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 2:34pm.

videoThis weekend it's the 4th annual Salty Paws Festival at Carolina Beach Lake Park. Organizers say it's going to be the best yet.

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Biologist: Parts of WNC a de facto bear sanctuary
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 7:10am.

A biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission says much of Buncombe County is a de facto bear sanctuary as the human population continues to grow.

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Currituck County wants to limit horse visits
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 7:52am.

Officials in Currituck County are considering reducing the number of trips allowed to watch the wild horses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

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