Up Close and Personal with a Serial Killer

Up Close and Personal with a Serial Killer

Folly Beach lawyer recalls defending Pee Wee Gaskins, South Carolina’s most notorious serial killer By Jenny Peterson | Staff Writer Local newspapers called him “the meanest man in South Carolina.” By the time he was executed by the electric chair in 1991, Donald...

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In Dorian’s Wake

In Dorian’s Wake

Folly Looses sand .... but it could have been much worse By Bill Davis | Contributing Writer Folly Beach’s beach lost close to 150,000 cubic yards of sand, enough to drop the elevation as much as three feet in some sections last month, thanks to Hurricane Dorian,...

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Arctic Dreams

Arctic Dreams

Folly photographer recounts a trip of a lifetime to the Arctic Circle By Lindsey Graham | Special to The Current The initial communication started off as in inquiry into my pricing and availability to shoot her upcoming wedding. We hit it off and exchanged numerous...

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Sharing The ‘Love’

Sharing The ‘Love’

Folly musician Thomas Champagne releases third EP, entitled Love by Miranda Steadman | Contributing Writer Local musician Thomas Champagne is releasing a new EP entitled Love. The Extended Play features four tracks, which blend positive vibrations with Champagne’s...

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A True Hidden Gem

A True Hidden Gem

Island Breeze restaurant on Sol Legare offers more than good food, it’s also a community meeting place by Jessica Cobb | Contributing Writer To talk about Island Breeze restaurant, you must first talk about Mosquito Beach on which it’s located. Just off of Folly...

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Folly Flashback — October 2019

Folly Flashback — October 2019

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...

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Salt Marsh Diary — October 2019

Salt Marsh Diary — October 2019

Riding Out the Storm This time of year, I constantly monitor the National Hurricane Center website for Atlantic storm activity. I watched Hurricane Dorian form east of the Bahamas, then grow into a monster cyclone almost overnight. It came ashore on Elbow Cay as a...

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Outstanding in his Field — October 2019

Reducing Moisture Hello Friends, after some of my recent adventures dealing with plantings around properties I thought I would take a moment to address a very common problem, “excess moisture.” If you’ve ever dealt with termite damage, rotten siding, molds, etc.,...

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Folly Fishing Report — October 2019

Folly Fishing Report — October 2019

Don’t Winterize That Boat, Get Out on the Water! Fall has arrived with cooler weather and shorter days. But don’t put your boat away just yet because we’re about to have the best fishing of the year! Fishermen can continue to find success with live bait but artificial...

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A Crowning Achievement

A Crowning Achievement

Folly Beach kicks off Sea & Sand Festival by crowning Miss (and little Mr.) Sea & Sand at annual pageant by Jenny Peterson | Staff Writer Six years ago, the Sea & Sand Festival was looking for a Friday night event to complement the festival. Folly resident...

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Sea & Sand Marks Official End of Summer

Sea & Sand Marks Official End of Summer

Annual Festival returns for its 29th year with a weekend of family-friendly events from Staff Reports From the Folly River Park straight to the beach, the Sea & Sand weekend will include the annual Miss Sea & Sand Pageant, an arts-focused street festival, as...

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