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A Wave of Their Own

LOCAL LADIES ARE PUTTING FOLLY BEACH ON THE SURFING MAP By Lorne Chambers | Editor Last month a few local ladies packed surfboards atop cars and in the beds of trucks and headed north for the 28th annual Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic. After a full weekend of shredding...

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Mayor Cops to Ethics Violations

Matter settled by consent order By Charlie McCarty with additional reporting by Warren Cobb Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin has agreed to pay $2,000 in fees and admitted to violating state ethics laws. The S.C. Ethics Commission had found probable cause of four violations at its May...

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Planting One on Folly

Community Garden takes root By Warren Cobb | Managing Editor The Folly Green Team was established a few years ago to promote green events and activities on the island. One of their many initiatives is a Community Garden. With the help of the City of Folly Beach...

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Rethink Folly Road

Big changes suggested for Folly corridor By Warren Cobb | Managing Editor Earlier this year, the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG) began exploring options to improve the Folly Road corridor. The project, referred to as “Rethink Folly Road: A Complete Streets Study,” is being undertaken in association...

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City Commissions Core Sampling Study

Searching for fresh, cheap sand in Stono Inlet By Warren Cobb | Managing Editor In July, Folly Beach City Council voted to pay $67,517 from the Beach Preservation Fund to Athena Technologies LLC for Vibracore Sampling in the Stono Inlet. Vibracore sampling involves drilling into the seafloor and...

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Rain, Reclaim, Reuse

Folly Green Team offering rain barrels on the cheap Special to The Current The Folly Green Team is having a busy month! They’re in the process of establishing a Community Garden on Michigan Avenue in September (see the article on page 1), and they’re facilitating the sale...

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Wheel to Surf

County hosts expo for people with physical limitations Special to The Current Physical fitness should be a part of life for everyone, and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) wants to provide all residents of the local community with that opportunity. CCPRC will host...

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Beach Blotter — August 2015

From Police Reports The following were taken from actual incident reports filed last week by the City of 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...

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Council Rejects Domestic Chickens, Supports Fireworks

… And other sundry City business By Charlie McCarty | City Council Reporter Folly Beach City Council met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Its Work Session began promptly at 6 p.m. First, Council considered a proposed property swap to exchange a lot on 9th...

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Art Imitating Nature

Local art studio may also be the smallest natural history museum in the country By Lorne Chambers | Editor Studio Open has been open on Folly Beach for 10 years. However, if you didn’t know it was there, you might just walk right past it. Formerly...

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