Wilmington Weekly Update - Port City's Top Comic, Wilmington Municipal Golf Course Makeover, and more!
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Construction at the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course is scheduled to begin this month after a contract was finally put into place to update the course that was originally built in the 1920’s. Tuesday, City Council approved the $1.19 project being executed by Duininck Golf Inc. of Prinsburg, Minnesota. All 18 greens, bunkers, and putting green will be updated, but fees will increase in 2015. Learn more at Port City Daily.
Freeman Park has a new, longer ramp leading out onto the sand. The popular summer destination is often backed up at the entrance with vehicles entering the beach, less experienced drivers getting stuck not far from the start. Town officials hope the ramp will alleviate some of that congestion. See a picture at Port City Daily.
Venus Flytrap poaching has increased drastically in the past 3 years. The carnivorous plant, native to our area, can go for $7-$8 in-store. On the black market, a plant can go for $30-$40. Thieves raid protected gardens and wild patches on private property to steal these plants and there are only about 35,000 left in the wild. Recently, three thieves were arrested for trying to steal 300 plants, because a bystander saw suspicious activity and reported it. To help protect these threatened plants, it’s important that all residents remain diligent in reporting strange activity. Learn more at WWAY.
The 7th Annual Port City’s Top Comic stand-up comedy competition is happening this Friday at The Reel Café in Downtown Wilmington. Twelve local and regional comedians will compete for three spots in the first of four preliminary rounds, which occur April 18-19 and 25-26 with the finals happening on May 4 at City Stage. Audience members vote for their top 3 favorite performers and the three with the most votes move on to the next round. Get tickets ($8 each) and learn more at their website.