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Investigators release few details about 9-day-old mauled by dog

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video The Bladen County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's Office are still not releasing very much information about what happened. But this afternoon, we finally at least found out who the child was. Full story...
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Officers seize dozens of animals from Shelby home

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Dozens of cats and dogs seized from a Shelby home are being examined to decide which can be adopted and which will have to be euthanized. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Some sea turtle nests destroyed, others hatched during Irene

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video When you think of Topsail Island, you just might think of sea turtles. While humans on the island continue to clean up in the wake of Hurricane Irene, there's concern about the turtles that have been waiting to hatch on the island. Full story...
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Police remove 69 animals from Raleigh house

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Animal control officers have removed 69 animals from a house in Raleigh. Full story...
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Volunteers try to protect sea turtle nests from predators searching for meal

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video Topsail Beach has been busy this summer, and not just with tourists. Sea turtles have been making their way to the beach to lay their eggs, but now the are facing some hardships. The hatchlings must first survive their incubation period, which is sometimes compromised by natural predators, like foxes and coyotes, who love a tasty snack. Full story...
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Corolla Wild Horse Fund hires 3 to patrol beaches

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The Corolla Wild Horse fund has hired three people to patrol beaches and protect the animals from visitors. Full story...
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Bird Islands a natural treasure off our coast

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video Southeastern North Carolina is full of natural beauty and wildlife. Some of it happened by accident. The Bird Islands in the Lower Cape Fear River began as dredge drop-offs. Now thousands of birds from more than 10 species call the islands home. Full story...
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BCSO, others say goodbye to K-9 who died on duty

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video When law enforcement officers lose their life in the line of duty, their funerals are very emotional. Today a tribute in Brunswick County took on special meaning as the Sheriff's Office said goodbye to a four-legged crime fighter. Full story...
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Sick dog escapes from emergency vet

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Juno was taken to the Emergency Vet in Wilmington on Saturday night and escaped from there a few hours later, just after midnight. She was last seen headed eastbound on Oleander Road near K38 Baja Grill toward Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Serpentarium offers reward, won't press charges if tortoises returned

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They're not exactly the most inconspicuous of animals, but someone has stolen two large tortoises from a Wilmington reptile exhibit. Full story...
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Dep. Zeller remembers his K9 partner Viper

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is grieving after losing a dedicated K-9 this weekend during a drug investigation. Full story...
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New type of beetle killing trees in North Carolina

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A new type of Asian ambrosia beetles has arrived in North Carolina and the insects pose a threat, especially for tree nurseries. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Animal Shelter ends Saturday hours

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If you want to adopt a pet from the Brunswick County Animal Shelter, you'll have to do it on a weekday. Starting next weekend the shelter will no longer be open on Saturdays. Full story...
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Generics advancing on lucrative pet drug market

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Family doctors aren't the only ones facing the question of whether to prescribe name-brand or generic drugs for their patients. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neglected hounds put burden on Pender shelter

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video The Pender County Animal Shelter is already overcrowded as several outdoor kennels are out of service during renovations. The situation got worse earlier this week when 12 more dogs arrived. Animal Control brought in the hounds after getting calls from neighbors that the dogs were being neglected. Full story...
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