A Granddaughter’s Love

A Granddaughter’s Love

Memorial for Marty Ahern planned for April 20 By Jess VanScoy | Special to The Current It’s her smells I remember most. Bijan perfume. Chivas on ice. Her famous pot roast. Or perhaps it was her sounds. The dangle of her bracelets. Shuffling feet in flip flops. The...

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Folly Flashback — Ruby’s Wreckage

Confederate ship Ruby ran aground on Folly’s North end British-built and designed and reinforced to take fire and slip through the Union blockade of the harbor, the Confederate ship, Ruby, found an even more formidable foe in the sandbars of Lighthouse Inlet on...

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Outstanding in His Field

Perfection is Temporary Howdy, my Folly Friends. If you’re experiencing what I have lately you probably can’t believe how time flies. As we work towards goals, make improvements to our property, mind, etc. there just isn’t enough time in the day it seems like. But...

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Salt Marsh Diaries

Amazing Grace & the Hooded Merganser From my stool at the breakfast table, I look down at Grace the dog. She paces from one side of me to the other, then she barks, as if to will my eggs onto the floor. At eight years old, Grace is still more puppy than adult. Her...

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Post Office Worker Cathy Jackson Says Goodbye

Dear Folly Friends! I have seen a lot of people come and go in my five years at the Folly Beach Post Office. Now, it’s my turn to say goodbye. I have been offered a full time position at a Post Office in Northern Virginia.  I really love the area, and it is a good...

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In Search of the Elusive Roseate Spoonbill

Many years ago, I saw my first roseate spoonbill in the Atchafalaya Delta, South Louisiana. I wasn’t a birder at the time. In fact, the spoonbill was pointed out to me by my mentor, Ivor. Ivor spent years researching natural processes in the Atchafalaya, including its...

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Folly’s Finest

Folly Beach’s Public Safety department has always gone above the call of duty Folly’s police and fire department pose for a picture in the early ‘90s with Mayor Bob Linville seated in the middle (dark tie), next to George Tittle, the chief of police. James Couche...

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Dodging Dangerous Summer Storms

Anchored in north-facing Manjack lagoon, Spartina began to roll occasionally on random ocean swells. By midnight, the rolling became regular. Swells, from tropical storm Chris off the Carolina Coast, had found us in Abaco. It was mid-July and time to leave the...

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It’s Shrimp Season

Shrimping and crabbing supported many Folly residents for decades Shrimp baiting season starts on Saturday, Sept. 15. Shrimping and crabbing supported many Folly residents for decades. Before opening Oceansports Surf Shop, Bill Perry, pictured here in September 1981,...

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The Swamp Angel

The waters where boaters now cruise, the Swamp Angel once terrorized Charleston Built atop a manmade earthwork of sandbags on a ‘Marsh Battery’ between Folly and James Island, the Swamp Angel housed a 16,500-pound rifled Parrott cannon whose shells could reach...

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Uncle Charlie’s Beach

We anchored Spartina in 15’ of water near a narrow beach just west of Lynyard Cay. I snorkeled over the anchor to make sure we had a good set. After that, Grace (the dog), Julia, and I dinghied over for a walk-about. The roughly 100-yard long carbonate sand beach was...

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