Going to War with Man O’ War

Going to War with Man O’ War

Folly Fights Back Burning Invasion By Bill Davis | Current Staff Writer August may be the month when kids go back to school and tourist start to head home, but Folly Beach has swapped them both for something much worse: jellyfish and Portuguese man o’ war. Last month,...

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Keeping Folly Funky

Local band Bender Funk puts the soul and funk in rock ‘n’ roll By Miranda Steadman | Contributing Writer When watching local band Bender Funk in action, it’s extremely hard to believe that they have only been performing together for a little more than a year. With the...

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Going to War with Man O’ War

Folly Fights Back Burning Invasion By Bill Davis | Current Staff Writer August may be the month when kids go back to school and tourist start to head home, but Folly Beach has swapped them both for something much worse: jellyfish and Portuguese man o’ war. Last month,...

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Raising the Folly Boat

Private efforts to find new spot for boat well underway By Bill Davis | Contributing Writer It has been said that when the people will lead, the leaders will follow. If that’s so, then everyone better get behind local realtor Eric Draper. For years, Draper has been...

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Folly’s $2 Million Question

To develop or not to develop ‘superbeach’ houses? By Bill Davis | Contributing Writer The City of Folly Beach, and the community its government represents and serves, is in a pickle. Due to ongoing renourishment efforts, three more “super beachfront” lots, or...

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Remembering a Folly Original

 Fellow musicians honor Vini Youngblood By Miranda Steadman | Contributing Writer South Carolina native and local musician Vini Youngblood has strummed his last note, played his last tune. Around 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, Youngblood was attempting to cross the...

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Being a Good Neighbor

Local surfer Liam Becker awarded the Good Neighbor Award by City of Folly Beach By Lorne Chambers | Editor May 12 seemed like an average Saturday on Folly Beach. Local surfer and businessman Liam Becker took his longboard down to the pier hoping to ride a few of the...

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Animal Instincts

Local artist Kate Barattini and photographer Justin Morris team up for Animal Shred Part II, a surf-inspired art show By Lorne Chambers | Editor It has been more than three years since Folly artist and surfer Kate Barattini unveiled her animal and artistic side with...

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The Power of Soup

Folly Farmers Market Vendor The Stone Soup Collective is building a better community, one bowl at a time By Lorne Chambers | Editor The story of Stone Soup is an old folktale that’s common in many different cultures, but the story is essentially the same everywhere....

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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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