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Taking The Plunge

2016 Polar Plunge welcomes hundreds looking to make a fresh, chilly start to the new year It was close to 80 degrees on Christmas day on Folly Beach. So the idea of stripping down to your skivvies and jumping in the ocean didn’t seem like that...

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(re)Nourishing Folly Beach

What 2016 holds for the ‘Edge of America’ By Bill Davis | Staff Writer There is certainly plenty to nourish on Folly Beach. From the funky, small-town feel, to the surfing, to the growing amenities that welcome more and more travelers every year to the island. So, there...

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Evoking the Spirit of Folly

Folly Beach Tourism Rolls Out New Branding with new website, tourism guide, and logo Special to The Current The Folly Beach Tourism and Visitor Promotion Committee (TVPC) revealed a new branding package in November 2015 including a new logo and a revamped website. The official online tourism...

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City Council Report — December 2015

City Attorney Out, Comp. Plan and Folly Festivals Discussed By Charles McCarty | Staff Writer The Folly Beach City Council met twice in December. Its first meeting was Tuesday, Dec. 8. A Work Session began at 6 p.m. with all Councilmembers present, except Councilmember Eddie Ellis. The...

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Beach Blotter — December 2015

Wednesday, Dec. 2 | Ahhh, Honesty… The Responding Officer (R/O) and his partner were dispatched to an East Arctic residence around 7 a.m. in reference to a suspicious vehicle with a Florida tag being parked in the home’s driveway. Both officers approached the vehicle on foot and...

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Viva La Cuba

Why you should visit Cuba now: a Folly local’s perspective By Richard Brendel | Contributing Writer I’m not a travel writer, but if I were, I would talk about the three reasons to hurry up and visit before the floodgates open and the rest of America shows...

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A Shuckin’, Rockin’ Good Time

Seventh Annual Follywood Productions celebrates birthday with live music, oyster roast By Lorne Chambers | Editor In the summer of 2009, while sitting on Folly Beach, Mississippi native Ben Bounds hatched a business plan. He recalls drawing the logo in the sand. He would call it Follywood...

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A Taste of Folly Beach

Cocktail competition, hot dog eating contest, chili cook-off, and Server Olympics highlight this year’s food-centric street festival By Lorne Chambers | Editor What is the taste of Folly? No, not the two-day mid-winter festival celebrating the food of Folly Beach, but what is Folly’s signature taste? Is...

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The Good, The Bad, and the Spicy

Taste of Folly adds cash prize to Chili Cook-off pot By Lorne Chambers | Editor At last year’s Taste of Folly, cold winds and rainy weather made for a great day for a steaming, hot bowl of chili. It was no surprise that the chili cook-off table...

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Get Your Jerk On

Chico feo is on a mission to find Charleston’s best Jerky From Staff Reports While the name of the competition might not be highbrow, rest assured that the first-ever Folly Beach International Pro-Am Jerk Off will feature some true artisans in the ways of meat preparation. In...

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