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Animal contact cited in E. coli cases at Cleveland County Fair

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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. Full story...
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4th annual Salty Paws Festival Saturday

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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. Full story...
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Biologist: Parts of WNC a de facto bear sanctuary

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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. Full story...
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Currituck County wants to limit horse visits

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Officials in Currituck County are considering reducing the number of trips allowed to watch the wild horses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Full story...
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Robeson Co. woman killed in dog attack

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A woman has died in Robeson County after she was attacked by her dogs. Sheriff Ken Sealey says the Pembroke woman was attacked Tuesday as she was trying to stop a fight between the dogs. Full story...
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PETA wants NC New Year's Eve opossum drop halted

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A national animal rights group is headed to court in North Carolina to try to stop a small mountain town's tradition of lowering a caged opossum on New Year's Eve. Full story...
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Man charged after shooting three horses, all three died

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Deputies say a man shot three horses, killing one of them. The other two were later euthanized. Keith Kincy has been arrested and now faces gun and animal cruelty charges. Full story...
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Two more rabies cases reported in New Hanover County

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Two more cases of rabies have been confirmed in New Hanover County raising the total number of cases this year to 17. Full story...
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$6 rabies vaccines available in Brunswick Co. Saturday

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From Southport to Leland, there are several locations offering $6 rabies vaccinations for your pets Saturday. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi named 'Wildlife at Work' site

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When you think nuclear fuel manufacturing facility, you probably don't think wildlife preservation. But GE-Hitachi now displays a sign after being named a "Wildlife at Work" site by the Wildlife Habitat Council. Full story...
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