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Full Nets, Empty Hearts

Backman’s Seafood enters First shrimp season without it’s Skipper at the helm By Bill Davis | Staff Writer There will be something missing from Battery Island during shrimp season, and it won’t be the shrimp. According to state Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Erin Weeks, this will be...

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Mariner Returns To The Sea

A 441-pound leatherback is rescued on Folly Special to The Current Thanks to timely appearance and quick thinking of Folly Beach City Councilmember and Folly Beach Turtle Watch (FBTW) volunteer Teresa Marshall and her neighbors at Marshview Villas, a 441-pound leatherback sea turtle was rescued from the...

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For Whom The Light Tolls

Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve to charge $1 admission fee starting in June Special to The Current Starting June 1, the Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve park on the northeastern end of Folly Island will begin charging an admission fee of $1. Owned by the Charleston County Park and Recreation...

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Catch Summer Fun on the Pier

Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series continues June 25, Take A Kid Fishing Day held June 4 Special to The Current This summer you can catch fish, fun, and prizes at the Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier tournament series. The first tournament of the season was held...

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Beach Blotter — May 2016

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

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City Council Meeting — May 10

Sparring over "Big Brothers" cameras, cannonballs, and new board appointments By Lorne Chambers | Editor WORK SESSION Prior to the regular City Council meeting, councilmembers and Mayor Tim Goodwin met to discuss the 2016-2017 budget. The meeting started with a little bickering when councilmember DJ Rich immediately voiced...

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Team Work Wins Bohicket Tournament

Special To The Current The boat Teamwork out of Sunset Cay Marina on Folly Beach won the Bohicket Dolphin Tournament recently. Their 56-pound dolphin beat out 91 other boats. While fishing in 340 feet of water a fish hit one of the lines. “Fish on!”...

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Smiling Ear-To-Ear

Local surfer and artist ‘stoked’ to debut film celebrating Folly women surfers By Lorne Chambers | Editor The first day of summer is Monday, June 20, which is significant when you live in a beach community. But it’s something bigger on Folly Beach. It’s also International...

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Finding Your Inner Picasso

Paint With A Buzz helps you tap into your more creative side … with a cold beer By Miranda S. Steadman | Contributing Writer Pablo Picasso believed, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” For Folly Beach residents, ‘dusting the...

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 Trouble in Paradise

Don’t Be A Craft Beer Jerk By Jeffrey Gredlein | The Beer Snob Let’s face it, if you’re reading this column it’s likely you’re a fan of American craft beer. You enjoy the scene and you want to know more and experience the movement to the full...

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