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Animals

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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Brunswick Co. Animal Services could join Sheriff's Office

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videoBrunswick County Commissioners will vote tonight on whether to move Animal Services under the Sheriff's Office. Both agencies say they are excited about the potential change. Full story...
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With 10 cases this year, New Hanover Co. offers free rabies shots

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With ten cases of rabies in New Hanover County already this year, the Sheriff's Office Support Services Division gave out free rabies shots for pets Saturday. Full story...
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10th rabies case in New Hanover Co.; Free vaccines this weekend

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Animal Control Services says the victim was working in the yard and did not see the rabid fox Sunday when it ran out and bit her wrist. She was able to shake the animal off. A neighbor then killed the fox. Full story...
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New family dog bites 20-month-old girl on face, experts give advice to avoid similar accidents

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video WWAY has learned that the mother of the child had called several rescue services Thursday, trying to get the family's adopted boxer picked up because of aggressive behavior. Though advised to board the dog herself, it was too late. The dog attacked her daughter. Fortunately though, there are precautions you can take to avoid this from happening to your family. Full story...
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