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Finding the Festival Feng Shui

Town Hall meeting airs grievances and enthusiastic support By Charlie McCarty | City Hall Reporter The fate of Folly’s street festivals has been a hot topic over the past several months with some residents tired of the traffic problems and bad behavior, while others praise the festivals...

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Presidential Seal of Approval

President Obama honors Folly Beach woman for innovation By Barry Waldman  | Special to The Current Folly Beach resident Krissa Watry is inventing “The Internet of Toys.” President Obama has noticed and soon, your children are going to notice too. Watry joined President Obama and other emerging entrepreneurs...

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Minimum Quorum Handles Business

Folly Hall of Fame, public garden, scofflaw parkers discussed By Charlie McCarty | City Council Reporter The regular monthly meeting of the Folly Beach City Council was held the evening of June 9 at City Hall. In its Work Session, convened at 6 p.m., a bare quorum...

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Farmers Market Gets New Digs

Bigger space, bigger vision for the Folly Beach Farmers Market By Lorne Chambers | editor Last month the Folly Beach’s Farmer’s Market took a big step forward, moving out of a parking lot of a local restaurant and into the much larger Folly River Park across the...

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Beach Blotter — June 2015

Monday, June 1 Buried Treasure The Responding Officer met with a woman near Third Block East around 11:30 p.m. The 25-year-old Lawrenceville, Georgia woman said she had lost her engagement ring on the beach. She claimed to have seen it on her hand while walking in the...

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A Call For Community Pride

City Councilman DJ Rich urges residents and visitors to Do their part to keep our island beautiful By DJ Rich | Folly Beach City Councilman We have always been a diverse group of people on Folly Beach, probably always will be. We have differing opinions and attitudes on...

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The Summer Sounds of Folly

With the warm weather comes Sweet harmonies and sinful melodies St. James Gate — After a nearly two-month renovation, the St. James Gate Irish Pub is set to debut Folly Beach’s newest music venue. With a capacity of 140 people, a complete in-house sound system, stage,...

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2015 Wahine Classic Results

Surf competition draws hundreds of participants and spectators Special to the Folly Current The 14th Annual Folly Beach Wahine Classic took place June 6-7 at The Washout. It was another great year of surfing and good will. There were many competitors in the amateur and pro divisions, over...

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The Evolution of Bert’s

They may doze … but they never rest on their laurels By Lorne Chambers | Editor Open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, Bert’s Market on Folly Beach literally never locks its doors. In fact, last month during the massive renovations to the island’s grocery store,...

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Irish Eyes Smile Upon Center Street

Completely renovated St. James Gate re-opens just in time for the summer rush By Lorne Chambers | Editor Dublin native John Teevan has seen enough gimmicky Irish bars in the U.S. to know that when he and his longtime partner Stephanie Mahan took over the building at...

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