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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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NC Wildlife commission seeks armadillo sightings

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If you've seen a nine-banded armadillo lately, the NC Wildlife Resources Commission would like a word with you. Full story...
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Landfill, neighbors seeing results in battle with birds

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videoAfter being pooped on a number of times, workers at the New Hanover County Landfill are taking aim at their avian enemies. After getting a federal permit in may allowing the landfill to cull their seagull population, workers say they are seeing results. Full story...
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Two women charged with stealing puppy at knifepoint

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videoTwo Wilmington women are behind bars after police say they stole a puppy at knifepoint from its owner. WPD charged Teresa Diane Cobbs, 43, and Tamekia Rashelle Smith, 29, with armed robbery Sunday. Full story...
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Pender Co. horse dies of EEE

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videoThe Pender County Health Department says a four-year-old miniature stallion has died from Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). It's the third case of EEE reported in North Carolina so far this year and second case reported in our area. Full story...
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