Welcome to Coffin Island

Welcome to Coffin Island

A Look At Some of Folly’s Most Haunted Tales By Lorne Chambers | Editor Most folks, locals and visitors alike, tend to have happy memories of Folly Beach. Days in the sun, frolicking in the surf, building sandcastles, etc. But Folly Beach has a darker side. It’s not...

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Folly’s Finest

Folly Beach’s Public Safety department has always gone above the call of duty Folly’s police and fire department pose for a picture in the early ‘90s with Mayor Bob Linville seated in the middle (dark tie), next to George Tittle, the chief of police. James Couche...

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From Bean to Bar to Mouth

Folly couple brings taste, passion, and knowledge to chocolate with Cocoa Academic By Lorne Chambers | Editor Do you know the difference in chocolate and candy? How about cocoa or cacao?   Or the difference between a chocolatier and a chocolate maker? These are just a...

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Chef to Chef

Lesley Carroll of Jack of Cups reflects on the loss of The ’Wich Doctor’s talented and enigmatic chef and co-owner Jeff Butler By Lesley Carroll | Contributing Writer Jeff Butler, chef and co-owner of The ’Wich Doctor on Folly Beach passed away on September 9, 2018....

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Charleston’s Original Ghost Artist

Local painter Madeline Carol brings Folly’s past back to life By Miranda Steadman | Contributing Writer Local painter Madeline Carol sets herself apart from other Charleston painters by adding specters into historic Charleston scenes. Growing up with an artist mother,...

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Welcome to Coffin Island

A Look At Some of Folly’s Most Haunted Tales By Lorne Chambers | Editor Most folks, locals and visitors alike, tend to have happy memories of Folly Beach. Days in the sun, frolicking in the surf, building sandcastles, etc. But Folly Beach has a darker side. It’s not...

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Flo’s Hit and Flo’s Miss

Folly lost little but gained a lot (of sand) from hurricane Florence By Bill Davis | Contributing Writer Folly Beach could’ve gotten slammed hard by Hurricane Florence right in the middle of its ongoing sand renourishment project last month. Instead, Florence...

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Dodging Dangerous Summer Storms

Anchored in north-facing Manjack lagoon, Spartina began to roll occasionally on random ocean swells. By midnight, the rolling became regular. Swells, from tropical storm Chris off the Carolina Coast, had found us in Abaco. It was mid-July and time to leave the...

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Follypalooza is Back

11th annual cancer benefit includes live music stages, kids activities, and more Special to The Current The Follypalooza Cancer Benefit returns to Center Street on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., raising money for local cancer patients and others with medical...

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It’s Shrimp Season

Shrimping and crabbing supported many Folly residents for decades Shrimp baiting season starts on Saturday, Sept. 15. Shrimping and crabbing supported many Folly residents for decades. Before opening Oceansports Surf Shop, Bill Perry, pictured here in September 1981,...

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Sweet and Mellow

A chat with local surfboard maker Liam Becker as he catches the CBD wave with his new business Apis Mercantile By Lorne Chambers | Editor Last month The Folly Current wrote about local surfer and business owner Liam Becker being honored with the Good Neighbor Award...

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