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Animals

NC wildlife officials to consider rules for bears

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The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission plans to hold nine public hearings next month on the state's wildlife management, game lands and fishing regulations for the coming years. Full story...
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Fight over NC possum drop event back in court

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North Carolina's wildlife regulators and an animal protection group are headed toward new court hearings over the captured possum used to liven up a mountain town's New Year's Eve celebration. Full story...
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Tribal elders sue Cherokee bear zoo

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Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are suing a North Carolina roadside zoo that keeps bears in concrete pits on reservation land. Full story...
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Dogs from Pender puppy mill to be part of governor's adoption event

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"I'm sold," Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday as he snuggled Lexie in his arms on a chilly day outside the Old Capitol in Raleigh. Lexie looked on with wide eyes but said nothing. Full story...
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McCrory promotes dog adoption, breeder bill

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Gov. Pat McCrory wants the public to adopt some abandoned and maltreated dogs while he and his wife keep seeking legislation to set minimum conditions at large commercial dog breeding operations. Full story...
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New Sea Turtle Hospital up and running

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videoSick and injured sea turtles now have a new and improved hospital in Surf City. The new Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital offers more space, an updated filtration system and other amenities the old facility on topsail island did not have room for. Full story...
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Police, firefighters rescue deer downtown

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videoPolice officers and firefighters rescued a deer caught out of its normal surroundings this weekend in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Thousands flock to opening weekend of the Cape Fear Fair and Expo

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From animals to delicious fried delights, and of course rides for kids of all ages and sizes, this year's Cape Fear Fair and Expo is fun for everyone. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Cape Fear Fair & Expo

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videoThe Cape Fear Fair and Expo is finally underway! George Elliott stopped by to take it all in and give us the scoop on opening day. Full story...
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Pender woman charged with animal cruelty after 170 animals seized

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videoA Pender County woman faces charges weeks after more than 150 animals were taken from her home. Marilyn Medina, 72, was arrested today and charged with 13 counts of animal cruelty. Full story...
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FDA warns pet owners of dangerous jerky treats

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The Food and Drug Administration is asking dog and cat owners to report any problems their pets have had after eating jerky pet treats. Full story...
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Animal rescue groups want change in Columbus County

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video Dozens of animal rights activists from across the state told Columbus County Commissioners that changes need to be at the county's animal shelter. Full story...
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Three horses dead from EEE in Pender County

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The Pender County Health Department says three horses in the county have died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Full story...
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16 dolphins wash ashore on Outer Banks in a week

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Scientists along the North Carolina Outer Banks say at least 16 dolphins have washed up on the shores from Corolla to Avon in the last week. Full story...
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NC Zoo, museum caring for seized reptiles

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video More details about two people arrested for housing more than 80 snakes, some of which were venomous. This all begin when New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies started out looking for marijuana plants Thursday night, but ended up finding much more than they bargained for. Full story...
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