Venus Flytrap Trail, Carolina Beach State Park

I’ve always wanted to check out the Venus Flytrap trail at Carolina Beach State Park. Thank you for the opportunity & photo credits. Read the full story about these incredible plants here.
Venus flytraps grow close to the trail at Carolina Beach State Park. PHOTO COURTESY LAUREN DUNCAN – SPECTRUM NEWS 1

What You Need To Know

  • Venus flytraps are only found in the wild within about 70 miles of Wilmington, North Carolina
  • The carnivorous plants are protected by the state and in consideration for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act
  • You can see Venus flytraps in the wild at Carolina Beach State Park, near Wilmington
  • The park gives guided tours along the Flytrap Trail every Saturday from March until early November
Venus flytraps are only found in the wild within about 70 miles of Wilmington, North Carolina. PHOTO COURTESY LAUREN DUNCAN – SPECTRUM NEWS 1

Collector’s Cafe Catches Fire

We had already heard the fire engines from our home, 5 blocks away, when a call from the newsroom came in. That’s never a good sign.

Collectors Cafe & Gallery was damaged in a fire on July 16. Myrtle Beach fire crews worked to battle the blaze near 77th Avenue North. THE SUN NEWS, MYRTLE BEACH – BY PROVIDED BY LAUREN EMPEY
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Feature: Myrtle Beach Bounces Back from Dorian

‘What’s Dorian?’: Myrtle Beach back to business as usual after little damage

It was business as usual in Myrtle Beach on Friday following Hurricane Dorian.

Despite the strong winds and flooding the area experienced when Dorian slammed the South Carolina coast on Thursday, residents were out and about on the beach, either soaking up the sun, exercising, seashell hunting or using metal detectors to discover what washed up along the shore.

Photo by Lauren Empey, for The Sun News
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Fall in Poinsett State Park


10 South Carolina destinations you should visit if you’re looking for fall colors

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Poinsett State Park, November 13, 2016 – Photo published in The Island Packet

Poinsett State Park: Often referred to as “The Mountains of the Midlands, ” this park yields some of the most unique natural sightings in the park system, especially along the Palmetto trail. Hiking and biking trails wind through the entire park, and Poinsett’s 10-acre lake can be used for fishing and johnboat rentals.

The Island Packet, Hilton Head, SC