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Animals

Man charged with crimes against nature with dog faces sex charges with child

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videoA man charged last month with crimes against nature with a dog is also charged with 18 counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Full story...
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North Carolina Zoo closing Tuesday because of cold

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The North Carolina Zoo will be closed on Tuesday because of the bitter cold weather expected in the state. Zoo director David Jones said the decision to close Tuesday is based on concern for visitors and staff. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Dog found on bridge reunited with owner

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videoThere is a happy ending to a story we first told you about last night. A Chihuahua found roaming the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge yesterday evening is back home. Full story...
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NC horse farms closing for 2 weeks after 4 deaths

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Some horse farms are closing for the public for two weeks after four Raleigh horses contracted a rare virus and had to be euthanized. The horses were at the same Raleigh boarding facility. State officials confirmed last week they had equine herpesvirus-1. Full story...
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Lost dog stops traffic on Cape Fear Memorial; couple searches for owner

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videoA dog caused a slow down Wednesday evening over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Mike Robbins and Samantha Evenson say they were going with the normal flow around 6 p.m. into Wilmington when cars started slamming on the brakes. Full story...
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New year brings new NC law to protect pets

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videoWith the new year comes new laws, including one designed to protect animals. State leaders amended the existing law on animal shelters, in an effort to help owners find lost pets and relieve overcrowding at shelters among other things. Full story...
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NC animal rescue shelter has decorations stolen

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A Fletcher animal shelter has been hit by thieves again, and this time, it was the Christmas cheer that they made off with. Full story...
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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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