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First NC case of EEE reported in Brunswick County

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The North Carolina Department of Agriculture has confirmed the death of a horse in Brunswick County earlier this month was the first confirmed case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the State for 2013. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Complaints filed about dozens of birds at Shallotte service station

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video An automotive service station with exotic birds for sale is ruffling some feathers. Complaints from people range from the birds being kept in hot conditions to too many of the animals in one cage. Full story...
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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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