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Animals

FIRST ON 3: OIB first responders not sure what bit boy in water

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video Another scare this morning in Brunswick County, as emergency workers responded to an apparent animal bite in the water off the 100 block of West 1st Street in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 'Turtleman' hopes to teach through interaction with gentle giants

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video There are a lot of things to see along roads in our area, but a herd of ancient animals is sure to grab anyone's attention. Randy Gallagher is the "Turtleman." He travels the region showing off his prehistoric pets. Full story...
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Sea turtle recovers after trip to Raleigh for special surgery

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video Summer is in full swing, and that means it's busy season at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in Topsail Beach. The facility is full of turtles in need of help. And one in particular just got some special attention. We told you yesterday about an injured sea turtle taken to Raleigh for surgery. Today, we stopped by the hospital to check on patient. Full story...
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Veterinarians perform experimental surgery on turtle rescued from Holden Beach

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Veterinarians from NC State University have successfully completed experimental skull surgery on an endangered sea turtle. Full story...
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EEE reported in New Hanover, Bladen, Robeson

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Two horses were euthanized this month after contracting a mosquito-borne disease, known as Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis, or EEE. Full story...
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Firefighters save six pets from burning house

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video Firefighters contained a morning house fire to one bedroom limiting the damage inside. But it's what else the firefighters saved that have the residents thankful. Full story...
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Man sentenced for drug deal that killed police dog

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A man charged in a cocaine bust that led to the death of a Brunswick County Sheriff's K-9 will spend more than 11 years in prison. Full story...
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Cops track escaped monkey in NC town's treetops

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An 8-pound monkey escaped from a North Carolina university research facility is avoiding traps and tranquilizer guns as it traipses through treetops to live on the lam. Full story...
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Pender deputy defends how animal shelter is run

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video We've reported before about problems at the Pender County Animal Shelter. Now shelter volunteers are unhappy with the facility's management, and they blame the sheriff's deputy now in charge. Lt. Keith Ramsey says he's just following protocol. Full story...
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Man bites dog: WPD K9 recovers after attack

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video It's a real life story of man bites dog, and it has a valued member of the Wilmington Police Department at home with his paws up recovering. Full story...
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Man bites police dog

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Wilmington Police say a man is in jail after he bit a dog. Police arrested Travis Glaspie on June 5 on multiple counts, but he was released after posting bail. They tried to arrest him again on Friday on other charges, but he ran. Full story...
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Second rabies case confirmed in Oak Island

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The State Lab confirms the second case of rabies this year at Oak Island. The Brunswick County Health Department says a fox sent to the lab Monday tested positive for the disease. Full story...
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Rehabbed sea turtles released back to the ocean

Now that the water is warm enough, once-injured sea turtles were released back into the wild today in South Topsail Beach. WWAY's Marissa Jasek captured the sights and sounds.

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Brunswick Co. Animal Services will join Sheriff's Office

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The Brunswick County Commissioners voted Monday night to move county animal services under the supervision of the Sheriff's office. Full story...
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Sea turtle nesting season showing mixed results

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videoAs the summer months approach, sea turtle nests are starting to pop up along area beaches. Some beaches are seeing a boom of turtle eggs, while others are off to a late start to the nesting season. Full story...
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