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NC woman arrested for dragging dog behind car

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Authorities say a Kinston woman was arrested for dragging a puppy behind her SUV. Police charged 26-year-old Jennifer Marie Wilson with felony cruelty to animals and driving while intoxicated. She was scheduled to appear in court Monday. Full story...
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Woman goes to extremes to find missing dog

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videoLosing a pet is painful. Now one woman is going to extreme lengths and getting help finding her missing dog from a Good Samaritan who donated $3,000 for a reward. Full story...
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Rescued pit bulls may return to owner

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videoSix pit bulls Wilmington Police found at an empty house a week ago may soon be reunited with their owner. Full story...
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Pit bulls rescued by police could soon be put down

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videoWilmington Police rescued six pit bulls from a home at 2834 Ward Street Friday, but there may not be much of a future for the animals. Full story...
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Racoon in New Hanover Co. tests positive for rabies

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videoA raccoon from New Hanover County has tested positive for rabies. It's the fifth confirmed case of rabies in the county this year. Full story...
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28 sea turtles head back to ocean after treatment

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video It's an annual rite of summer for the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center. Volunteers loaded up once-injured sea turtles and headed for the beach, where cheering fans greeted the reptiles to watch them hit the water. Full story...
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Suspect takes off, deputy shoots and kills dog

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Brunswick County deputies are looking for a man who ran after they tried to serve warrants and wound up killing his dog. Full story...
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Seagulls create health hazards at county landfill

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videoSeagulls may seem more annoying then harmful, but what they are doing at the New Hanover County :andfill is potentially dangerous to employees and customers. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Injured six-foot long alligator removed from MLK Parkway

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videoNew Hanover County Dispatch has confirmed that a six-foot long alligator was safely removed near Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Wednesday evening. Full story...
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Columbus County man accused of beating dog with hammer

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videoInvestigators in Columbus County have charged a man after they say he beat his dog in the head with a hammer. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. man arrested for crimes against nature involving chihuahua

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videoA Brunswick County man is in jail charged with crimes against nature involving a dog. Full story...
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Fayetteville considers memorial for military dogs

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A Fayetteville group is proposing the creation of a memorial for dogs who have died while serving in the military. Full story...
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NC's first lady speaks up on dog breeding

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North Carolina's low-profile first lady has stepped into public political advocacy in state government for the first time. Full story...
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Pets rescued from overnight house fire

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Wilmington firefighters rescued three pets from an overnight house fire and had to use a pet mask to resuscitate a dog. The fire department says all the animals survived and are doing well. No humans were injured. Full story...
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WPD officer shoots dog that attacked K-9

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A Wilmington Police officer shot and killed a dog last night while searching for a suspect. Police say it started when a driver police stopped at about 9:43 p.m. in the 400 block of Evans Street jumped and ran. Full story...
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