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Turtle Population Crawling Back!

2015 has been a great year for sea turtles By Warren Cobb | Managing Editor Sea turtles have been visiting Folly Beach to lay eggs for millennia. This evolutionary behavior continues today between the months of May and September. But the cycle is not without its challenges....

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Wave Therapy

Surfers Healing shows the caring side of surfers Special to the Folly Current Each year, dozens of local amateur and pro surfers, along with hundreds of volunteers, flood the beach in front of The Tides hotel for the annual Surfer’s Healing event. Surfers Healing is a non-profit organization...

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Fresh Eggs Anyone?

Local woman leads Charge to Allow chickens on Folly Beach By Lorne Chambers | Editor Folly Beach City Council will soon be discussing whether or not full-time residents will be allowed to keep chickens in their yard. Folly Beach resident Christy Dukes has formally submitted a request...

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Folly Lifeguards Showcase Skills

CCPRC Lifeguards Take Home 3rd Place at South Atlantic Lifeguard Championships Special to The Current Lifeguards from Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) beach parks spent two days in Carolina Beach, NC showcasing their skills while competing in the South Atlantic Lifeguard Association (SALA) Championships...

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BEACH BLOTTER — JULY 2015

Sunday, July 5 | A Drink to Old Friends The Responding Officer (R/O) was traveling northbound on Folly Road around 3:40 a.m. when he observed a vehicle ahead of him veer off the side of the road. He activated his blue lights and pulled the car over....

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The Paddleout

Outpouring of love and unity on Folly Beach in the wake of the Emanuel A.M.E. Shooting By Richard Brendel | Contributing Writer A few weeks ago, here in Charleston, we awoke to the news that their had been a mass shooting at a black church downtown.  I was...

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Making A Splash

From posters to logos, murals to apparel, artist Chris Kemp is the go-to guy on Folly Beach By Lorne Chambers | Editor Local artist and surfer Chris Kemp is paddling into some different waters these days, both literally and professionally. Kemp, who just relocated to Southern Shores,...

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FOLLY BEACH FIX — AUGUST 2015

From Rock To Jazz — Folly’s Music Scene Has Something for Everybody  As the summer heats up heading into August, so does the entertainment and nightlife on The Edge of America. The Grill & Island Bar is host to two of the more popular music series on Folly...

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Henny Penny Rides Again

Local landmark gets a Costa Rican makeover By Lorne Chambers | Editor There are a couple landmarks that just scream Folly Beach — the Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, the Morris Island lighthouse, and, of course, the Folly Boat, which is technically located on James Island, but...

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Flag For Hope Comes To Folly

humanitarian Art project and social movement stops by Folly to collect hand impressions Special to The Current The Folly Beach Fishing Pier played host to a traveling art and humanitarian project on Tuesday, July 28. The Flag For Hope made a stop at the Edge of...

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