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Venus Flytraps

New NC laws on Venus flytraps, BB guns take effect today

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videoNorth Carolina laws taking effect Monday will add protections for Venus flytraps, let children in eight counties shoot BB guns unsupervised and allow criminal defendants statewide to have their case decided by a judge instead of a jury. Full story...
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Venus flytrap poaching now a felony

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videoStealing a rare carnivorous plant native to our area is now a more serious crime. Full story...
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Penalty for removing Venus flytraps could increase

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The Venus flytrap gets added protection in a bill passed by the N.C. General Assembly. Full story...
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Venus Flytrap poaching increases over 3 year period

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videoVenus Flytraps often fall victim to poachers. Tuesday, Myra Lawson, Betty Hill, and William Riley were caught stealing around 300 of these plants in Boiling Spring Lakes. Full story...
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New brewery and tap room coming to Downtown Wilmington

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videoDo you like beer, and Venus flytraps? Well this new brewery may be just for you. A new brewery called Flytrap Brewing is moving in to the Brooklyn Arts District of downtown Wilmington, with hopes of providing the Port City with a new choice in craft beers. But that's not all; the owner says he eventually would like to help conserve Wilmington’s native plant, the Venus flytrap. Full story...
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Azalea Garden Tour provides $65,000 in community grants

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videoAfter a long selection process 13 recipients received checks today from the Cape Fear Garden Club. Full story...
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Coastal Land Trust pitches in to replace poaches flytraps

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The North Carolina Coastal Land Trust presented the City of Wilmington with $1,700 to restore and replace rare carnivorous plants stolen from Alderman Park. Full story...
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Fly Trap Farm offers reward for information on stolen flytraps

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are asking for any information in regards to a break in that happened on September 25. Full story...
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Thieves steal $65,000 worth of Venus flytraps, pitcher plants

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videoInvestigators say thieves made off with thousands of dollars worth of rare, meat-eating plants from a Brunswick County business. Full story...
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Poaching Venus Flytraps could become a felony

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videoThe state's Plant Conservation Board is looking to beef up penalties for poachers, less than two months after a thousand Venus fly traps were stolen from Wilmington’s Alderman Park. Full story...
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