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Casting a Giant Shadow

With Tides closed for repairs following Hurricane Irma, the rest of Center Street is left in the dark By Bill Davis | Current Staff Writer A common tide may float all boats, but a closed Tides may mean less money for everyone ...

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Remembering Vernon Knox

Former City Administrator Toni Conner-Rooks reflects on the loss of “the People’s mayor” By Toni Conner-Rooks | Special to The Current When I learned of the seriousness of Vernon’s condition, I had a myriad of emotions running through me, disbelief, sorrow, grief, the everlasting question that begs...

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Beach Blotter — October 2017

Tuesday, Oct. 3 TAGGED (THEN BAGGED) Around 1:30 p.m. the Chief of the Folly Beach Public Safety Department called to an officer on patrol and informed him he was watching a man vandalizing the side of a building on Center Street, “tagging” it with a white paint...

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A Sweeping Success

Beach Sweeps yield Less plastic on beach this year following plastic bag ban By Lorne Chambers | Editor With the tourist season over, some local organizations are helping clean up Folly Beach. Organized by the S.C. Sea Grant Consortium and S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), Beach...

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Unhinged Rock ‘n’ Roll

Josh Roberts and The Hinges play Surf Bar on November 26 By Miranda Steadman | Contributing Writer In honor of the late and great musician Tom Petty, local rock band Josh Roberts and The Hinges (JRATH) have invited some of their talented musical friends to join them...

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Back Porch Pickin’

Fourth annual Folly Beach Porch Fest takes place Saturday, November 4 Special to The Current Folly Beach Porch Fest 2017, featuring 17 local musical acts performing for free at private residences around Folly Beach, will take place Saturday, Nov. 4 from 1-6 p.m. Local watering hole Chico...

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A Righteous Good Time

Follypalooza Cancer Benefit Raises Nearly $30K For Local Cancer Patients Special to The Current On Saturday, Oct. 21, nearly 7,000 people headed to Folly Beach for the 10th annual Follypalooza Cancer Benefit to help raise money for local cancer patients. The festival featured more than 80 arts,...

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Battle of the Bags IV

Charity cornhole tournament raises funds for the Folly Angels By Lorne Chambers | Editor Dunes Properties will host the fourth annual Battle of the Bags from noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Folly Beach County Park at the far west end of the...

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Folly Flashback

Farewell to Folly’s Dance Pier On Nov. 2, 1977, Folly’s massive dance pier burned and fell into the ocean. “There is no doubt in my mind that it was arson,” says Wallace Benson, the city’s chief of police at the time. Benson’s suspicions stem from a...

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Folly Faces: Bonne Isenhour

I first met Bonne Isenhour about a decade ago when I had the chanced to sit next to her at the Crab Shack, and as I recall we became fast friends and by a few drinks we were solving all the world’s problems. Isenhour is always...

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