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A Brave New World

FOLLY BRACES BEFORE ‘DIGITAL ONSLAUGHT’ By Bill Davis | Current Staff Writer Aldous Huxley’s classic 1932 novel Brave New World warns of the dangers of giving the state control over new and powerful technologies. The citizens in this futuristic society have lost most of their personal freedoms...

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Farmers Market Makes Move to Mondays

City Council donates park fees, but does little else to support Farmers market By Lorne Chambers | Editor Folly Beach Farmers Market managers Sarah Poe and Megan Day made a passionate plea to City Council at its March 14 meeting, requesting support from a group that has...

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A Sweeping Success

Folly Green Team takes over beach sweeps, local students offer a helping hand By Lorne Chambers | Editor The task of handling the many different beach sweeps that take place on Folly every year could not be in better hands than with the Folly Beach Green...

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Beach Blotter

Saturday, March 4 When Activism Goes Wrong The Responding Officer (R/O) was dispatched to the Folly Beach Pier around 10:30 a.m. in reference to a possibly mentally unstable person. EMTs were on site when the officer arrived. The EMTs pointed out the subject, a 54-year-old female, and...

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Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Shamrock SUP Race raises $1,500 for  Y2O By Lorne Chambers | Editor Charleston SUP Safaris and Flipper Finders hosted the sixth Annual Shamrock SUP (Stand Up Paddle) Race on the Folly River Sunday, March 19. The event was a huge success with more than 25 participants and...

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Red Cedar Review Hits the Studio

Local acoustic Duo Records debut Album By Miranda S. Steadman | Contributing Writer Local band Red Cedar Review (RCR) is considered by many to be a bluegrass band. But guitarist Brad Edwardson doesn’t see the acoustic duo fitting squarely into that category. “I would describe RCR as...

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Womanless Beauty Pageant Returns to Follywood

One of the funniest and fun fundraisers of the year is the annual Womanless Beauty Pageant. Hosted by Planet Follywood and benefitting local cancer patients, the event features a host of local guys all dolled up as the fairer sex and even a few local...

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The Washout Catches Its Wave

More than just a facelift, local restaurant has a total rebirth By Lorne Chambers | Editor The restaurant formerly known as The Grill on the Edge has spent several years trying to find its identity. Eventually it turned into the Grill & Island Bar but the...

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Folly Flashback — Party on the Pier

In the 1960s, the Folly Pier was the hub of nightlife on the island. In April 1965, Folly even experienced a small riot when Fats Domino failed to show up for a scheduled performance. Fortunately for future residents and visitors, if there were any efforts...

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Folly Faces — Charlie Neely

Hey, Bartender! Four years ago, a little outdoor taco joint opened up across the street from Bert’s Market. With homemade tortillas, a small-but-good beer selection at its tiny hand-built bar, and its dangerously close walking distance from my house, I became a rather frequent patron. That’s...

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