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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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Saltmarsh Diaries

My Folly Comfort Zone It’s a crazy world out there, sometimes you just need to get to your happy place Mostly, I hated the total absence of sunlight. I also didn’t care for the separation from home. Time under the water aboard a submarine was little more...

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November Fishing Report

By Captain Geoff Bennett | Charleston Charter Fishing Fishing in October was fantastic and we can expect November to be just as good, if not better!  Chilly nights remind redfish and trout that they had better eat now or it will be a long few months ahead....

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Bring Out Yer Dead!

No, This isn’t a tribute to the epic comedy, “Monty Python’s Holy Grail,” (a must watch. Every time I watch this movie I discover something new.) Someone asked me, (insert Customer A) “What is the quickest and least expensive way to improve my yard instantly?” “Bring...

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Folly Flashback — October 2017

Folly’s First Firetrucks Folly Beach got its first fire truck, an International Harvester, in 1941. In this picture, local Folly women show off the new vehicle. (L-R: Unknown, Marion Smith, Helen Barbery, Maida Dudley). Thirty-three years later, on ‘Kids Day’ in October 1974, local children got...

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Folly Faces — October 2017

A Healing Touch Susan Stafford is a force to be reckoned with If you were lucky, you were able to experience the amazingness that is Surfer’s Healing last month. It was my first time being able to attend and I was in awe over the scope of...

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Salt Marsh Diaries — October 2017

My Folly Comfort Zone It’s a crazy world out there, sometimes you just need to get to your happy place Driving home across the James Island connector from Charleston, still smarting from my second parking ticket in less than a week, I realize my current “parking plan”...

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October Fishing Report

By Captain Geoff Bennett | Charleston Charter Fishing Fall has arrived with cooler weather and shorter days. But don’t put your boat away just yet because we’re about to experience the best fishing of the year! Fishermen can continue to find success with live bait but artificial...

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Outstanding In His Field — October 2017

Irma’s Aftermath Well Folks, we had quite an adventure last month didn’t we? These large storms do so much more damage then wind and water. What about all the anxiety leading up to it, including during it? I’ve always taken a dismissive approach to these storms...

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