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Pender Sheriff defends deputy who shot dog advancing toward him, ‘growling and showing his teeth’

Burgaw resident Bruce Benson posted pictures of his dog, Astro, to his Facebook account after he was shot and killed by...

Burgaw man distraught, angry after Pender deputy shoots and kills his dog

Burgaw resident Bruce Benson posted pictures of his dog, Astro, to his Facebook account after he was shot and killed by...
Charges for animal cruelty and abandonment brought against Michael Hinson, pictured, have been dismissed. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

District attorney drops charges against man charged for animal cruelty after abandoning pet fish

WILMINGTON ---  District Attorney Ben David’s office has dismissed charges against Michael Hinson, who was charged with three counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals...
Alex Hollinger (middle) is facing another felony count of animal cruelty (Port City Daily/Mark Darrough)

Man who allegedly killed neighbor’s dog faces another felony for shooting a second dog

WILMINGTON --- The man accused of killing a three-year-old dog named Gibson, shooting it multiple times while in the backyard of his neighbor's home, has...
William Ronald Gore, 39, of Oak Island is being charged with nine counts of animal cruelty. (Port City Daily photo / BCSO)

Oak Island man facing animal cruelty charges after nine cats found in ‘deplorable conditions,’ one deceased

BRUNSWICK COUNTY --- An Oak Island man has been charged with nine counts of animal cruelty after authorities found he was keeping cats in...
Gibson was shot and killed according to his owner by a neighbor who complained about the dog's barking (Port City Daily/Courtesy Facebook)

Monkey Junction man allegedly shoots and kills neighbor’s dog for barking

NEW HANOVER COUNTY --- Dogs bark: it's one of the facts of life. While it can be a nuisance, one New Hanover Resident allegedly...

Wilmington City Council will once again addresses horse-drawn carriage regulations

WILMINGTON --- After failing to pass an ordinance regarding the topic of horse-drawn carriage tours in Wilmington, City Council is once again poised to...
Judge R. Kent Harrell sentenced Christopher Anthony Simpson to 36 months of probation, among other considerations. (Port City Daily photo | BENJAMIN SCHACHTMAN)

Plea deal gives puppy killer 20 days, plus time served

WILMINGTON --- Christopher Anthony Simpson was given a multi-part sentence today after accepting a plea deal. Simpson pleaded guilty to one count of felony...
The prosecution requested Christopher Anthony Simpson's bail from $2,500 to $50,000. Judge Lindsey McKee Luther raised it to $100,000. Simpson was taken into custody immediately afterwards. (Port City Daily photo | BENJAMIN SCHACHTMAN)

Protestors planning rally for ‘most important court date’ in puppy-killing case

WILMINGTON – The Justice for Axel group is planning its largest event to date this coming Tuesday when they believe Christopher Anthony Simpson, accused...
More than 100 ducks were seized in December in New Hanover County, now, rescue group Skywatch is worried the woman charged with animal cruelty will have her charges dropped (Port City Daily photo/COURTESY SKYWATCH)

After rescuing more than 150 ducks, group low on resources and fears lack of justice

WILMINGTON --- In December, New Hanover County Deputies seized more than 150 ducks from a property in the county and charged Cynthia Huber with...