WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) - Two bear cubs found in Chesapeake are scheduled to be released back into the wild Friday.
Media outlets report that the cubs were found off Highway 17 on July 10, without their mother. They were taken to the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro, where they were examined and treated for injuries.
The wildlife center says the cubs have spent the past week getting comfortable with other bears in an outdoor pen. They originally were expected to be released in August, but the release date was moved up because of a glut of bears currently living in the center's two pens.
The cubs, along with three other bears, will be released together Friday. A location has not been announced.
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A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.