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New Bridges Nearing Completion

Traffic During Construction Mostly Smooth (except that one day) By Warren Cobb | Managing Editor The new bridges over the Folly River and Folly Creek are nearing completion, with demolition of the span over Folly Creek already underway. For the most part, residents and visitors to Folly Beach...

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Get Ready for Sea & Sand!

Festival organizer discusses the 25th annual event By Warren Cobb | Managing Editor The 25th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival is coming April 10-11 with a weekend full of family-friendly events for this milestone anniversary. The Sea & Sand Festival is Folly Beach’s largest, longest-running and...

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Glitz and Glamour Raises Awareness, Money

Planet FollyWood’s Womanless Beauty Pageant brings in more than $2,500 for local cancer patient By Lorne Chambers | Editor Last month Planet Follywood hosted its sixth annual Womanless Beauty Pageant, where 10 male contests donned their most fabulous dresses, wigs, and women’s fashion along with their female...

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What’s SUP Folly?

Shamrock SUP Race raises $1,300 for Youth to Ocean From Staff Reports On a beautiful spring morning on the Folly River, Sunday, March 15, Charleston SUP Safaris and Flipper Finders hosted the Fourth Annual Shamrock SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Race, to great success with 35 participants. The event raised...

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City Council Gets an Earful

Street Festivals Denounced; Green Team, Surf Schools Discussed By Charlie McCarty | Contributing Writer Folly Beach City Council met for its regular meeting and Work Session on Tuesday, March 10. The Work Session began promptly at 6 p.m. The first to speak was Folly resident LaJuan...

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Beach Blotter — March 2015

The following were taken from actual incident reports filed last week by the City Folly Beach Public Safety Department. These are not convictions and the names of businesses, complainants, and suspects have been left off to protect the innocent. All suspects are  innocent until proven...

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Folly Flashback

Open Lines of Communication Power lines zig-zagged Post-World war II Center street until Hurricane hugo decided an upgrade was in order    The results are still visible today: the palm trees in the median between Ashley and Arctic avenues — purchased and planted via citizen donations in...

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Releasing The Inner Artistic Animal

Local artistic exposes the animal Soul of surfers and reveals her own hidden talents By Lorne Chambers | Editor Most folks on Folly Beach either know Kate Barattini as the friendly surfer chick who slings drinks at the Drop-In  Deli or as the seasoned paddle guide...

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Leaving Her Dots On The Beach

Tropical Dots artist Kathy Nicklaus remembered for her life, art, and commitment to community By Lorne Chambers | Editor Folly Beach mourned the loss of one of its kindest and most creative souls when a memorial mass was held for Tropical Dots artist and Folly Beach Arts...

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Loggerheads Turns Five!

Big blowout planned for 5th anniversary By Lorne Chambers | Editor The rapid evolution and success of Loggerhead’s Beach Grill has moved at anything but a turtle’s pace over the last five years. In 2010 Loggerhead’s owner Ed Iames began converting this humble little beach bar into...

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