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Sea turtle recovers after trip to Raleigh for special surgery
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 3:30pm.

video Summer is in full swing, and that means it's busy season at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in Topsail Beach. The facility is full of turtles in need of help. And one in particular just got some special attention. We told you yesterday about an injured sea turtle taken to Raleigh for surgery. Today, we stopped by the hospital to check on patient.

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Veterinarians perform experimental surgery on turtle rescued from Holden Beach
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 3:04pm.

Veterinarians from NC State University have successfully completed experimental skull surgery on an endangered sea turtle.

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EEE reported in New Hanover, Bladen, Robeson
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 4:15pm.

Two horses were euthanized this month after contracting a mosquito-borne disease, known as Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, or EEE.

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Firefighters save six pets from burning house
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 3:29pm.

video Firefighters contained a morning house fire to one bedroom limiting the damage inside. But it's what else the firefighters saved that have the residents thankful.

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Man sentenced for drug deal that killed police dog
Submitted by WWAY on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 12:43pm.

A man charged in a cocaine bust that led to the death of a Brunswick County Sheriff's K-9 will spend more than 11 years in prison.

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Cops track escaped monkey in NC town's treetops
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/04/2012 - 12:33pm.

An 8-pound monkey escaped from a North Carolina university research facility is avoiding traps and tranquilizer guns as it traipses through treetops to live on the lam.

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Pender deputy defends how animal shelter is run
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 4:13pm.

video We've reported before about problems at the Pender County Animal Shelter. Now shelter volunteers are unhappy with the facility's management, and they blame the sheriff's deputy now in charge. Lt. Keith Ramsey says he's just following protocol.

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Man bites dog: WPD K9 recovers after attack
Submitted by Asha Dave on Tue, 06/19/2012 - 2:27pm.

video It's a real life story of man bites dog, and it has a valued member of the Wilmington Police Department at home with his paws up recovering.

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Man bites police dog
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Mon, 06/18/2012 - 6:46pm.

Wilmington Police say a man is in jail after he bit a dog. Police arrested Travis Glaspie on June 5 on multiple counts, but he was released after posting bail. They tried to arrest him again on Friday on other charges, but he ran.

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Second rabies case confirmed in Oak Island
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 9:38am.

The State Lab confirms the second case of rabies this year at Oak Island. The Brunswick County Health Department says a fox sent to the lab Monday tested positive for the disease.

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