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Don’t Rock The Boat

Despite stormy waters, the Folly Boat continues to be the community's canvas By Bill Davis | Staff Writer Ever since Hurricane Hugo spawned a tornado that lifted a boat from Backman’s Seafood Company along Sol Legare Road and deposited it alongside Folly Road, locals have had a...

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One More Win For Andy

Folly resident honors grandfather, professional baseball pioneer By Lorne Chambers | Editor For former Folly Beach City Councilman Charles McCarty, having a headstone placed on his grandfather’s grave is something that he has been working towards for decades. But it’s more than just a piece of...

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Painting Things in a Positive Light

Family Paints boat every year for kids’ birthdays By Lorne Chambers | Editor With some murals painting a negative light on the Folly Boat in recent months, it’s refreshing to hear about one Lowcountry family whose tradition epitomizes the spirit of Folly and this beloved Folly landmark. ...

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Beach Blotter — September 2017

Wednesday, Aug. 2 Excretory Investigation The Responding Officer (R/O) was dispatched to an East Erie Avenue residence around 9:30 a.m. in reference to suspicious circumstances. Upon arrival, he met with the 33-year-old male complainant, who said he had gone to get into his truck that morning and...

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Wheel To Surf

Charleston County Parks’ Wheel to Surf event returns to Folly Special to The Current Fun, physical activities, and sports should be a part of life for everyone, and the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) strives to provide all residents of the community with the opportunity...

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Smile, Smile, Smile

Sweet T’s New Album will have you grinning ear-to-ear By Miranda Steadman | Contributing Writer A hidden treasure here on Folly Beach, local musician Teresa Parrish, is known by most by her nickname, “Sweet T.” It’s an apt moniker, because Parrish has a voice as sweet...

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Folly is ‘Dead Center’ of the Action in new Book

Bill Noel adds 12th book to his Folly Beach Series Special To The Current Folly Beach is once again prominently featured in a new novel by award-winning, bestselling author Bill Noel. Dead Center is the 12th installment in his Folly Beach series. Noel weaves the charm and...

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Some Like It Hot

Local chef launches boutique catering company By Lorne Chambers | Editor Photo By Paul Cheney Since graduating from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in 2008, Folly Beach resident Jessica Cobb has worked in just about every part of a restaurant — front of the house, back...

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Gracie: The Storm Everyone Talked About Until Hugo

Just as Hurricane Hugo paved (or unpaved) the way for mansions by the sea on Folly Beach, Hurricane Gracie in September 1959 also updated the status quo, ending the days of quaint one-and-two room beach shacks along the front beach. The category 4 storm struck...

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Folly Faces: Julia Leonard

Folly Fashionista — A conversation with Kai Boutique  If you’re like many people who live on Folly Beach, you may reach a point where even the smallest trip off island seems like a major undertaking (especially during the traffic of the summer months). I know many people...

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