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One of Folly’s Greatest Finds

Discovering the 55th, 30 Years Later  In June 1987, relic hunters Robert Bohrn and Eric Croen uncovered the find of a lifetime. Following the tracks of a bulldozer clearing the way for houses on present day West Indian Avenue, their metal detectors alerted them to the...

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Behind The Camera

A Chat With Local photographer Blair Stevenson  Her name is Toma Carolyn Blair Yokley Stevenson, but most of us just call her Blair. In the five years she has been living on the island, she has, along with her boisterous other half Roger Rutledge, become an...

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Folly Fishing Report — June 2017

By Captain Geoff Bennett  | Charleston Charter Fishing It’s a fantastic time to be fishing here in Charleston! The usual suspects, redfish and trout, are now complimented by a host of seasonal species including spanish mackerel, ladyfish, and sharks. Combined with warmer temperatures, the fishing conditions are...

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Salt Marsh Diaries — June 2017

From The Mountains To The Sea Every grain of sand has a story to tell  The early morning sun angled across a wide low-tide beach. Symmetrical wave-derived ripples cast striped shadows across the sand. Five brown pelicans surfed the wave troughs, practically skimming the water’s surface. A...

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Outstanding In His Field — June 2017

Work Smart, Not Hard  “Man, do I hate weed-eating!” exclaims my neighbor one afternoon. I just smiled in agreement and said, “Yep.” I’m sure he hates it with a passion. Especially since he waited until 1pm on a blazing hot day to tackle it. He was...

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Folly Flashback — May 2017

Off  The Beaten Path Union troops created folly’s first roads  The first roads on Folly Island were cut by Union troops camped there during the Civil War. Thanks to the barrier island’s thick foliage and high canopy, the North was able to move troops and artillery throughout...

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There Will Be Blood

Dave miller heads up Folly blood drive  I do not, in spite of how it may seem to me at times, know every person that lives on Folly Beach. So one of the great things about interviewing neighbors every month is getting to meet the interesting...

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Saltmarsh Diaries — May 2017

A Fishy Situation Though salt marsh ecology tours were more enjoyable for me, I sometimes offered fishing charters. To measure the level of interest, I always asked a few questions up front. For example, I might ask “How serious are you about fishing” or “do your...

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May Fishing Report

By Captain Geoff Bennett Charleston Charter Fishing What a great time to be fishing! With our waters now teeming with bait, the fish have strapped the feedbags on and are eating heartily. All the summer seasonal species have arrived and when combined with our traditional gamefish, provide...

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“Home” Wasn’t Built In A Day

We’ve all watched those home and garden shows where a team of designers come in over the course of a weekend and totally revamp a house or yard in a matter of days. However, this rapid make over approach on these shows probably are better...

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