A Whole Lotta  Loggerheads

A Whole Lotta Loggerheads

Record Number of Turtle Nests on Folly and in South Carolina this Year by Jenny Peterson | Staff Writer Folly Beach had a record-breaking 145 Loggerhead turtle nests this year, breaking its previous record of 108 nests in 2013, according to the South Carolina...

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Dredging up a Submerged Problem

Dredging up a Submerged Problem

Folly looks to clean-out ‘garbage’ boats by Bill Davis | Current Staff Writer The City of Folly Beach has asked the state to allow it more latitude in policing boats moored in and around its city limits in hopes of saving money, protecting navigable waters, and...

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Remembering Ali Akhyari

Remembering Ali Akhyari

Folly Current’s Founding Editor Passes Away by Kristin Hackler | Special to The Folly Current It was early 2008, about two and a half years into my tenure at Lucky Dog Publishing. Ali Akhyari and I were sitting in our Sullivan’s Island offices above Station 22...

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Crispy Fox Rocks Folly

Crispy Fox Rocks Folly

Big Stoner Creek bandmates George Fox and Jamie Crisp team up again by Miranda Steadman | Contributing Writer Singer-songwriter George Fox of Big Stoner Creek is stoked to be playing every Sunday in November at Planet Follywood. He will be joined by longtime friend...

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A Shacktacular Birthday!

A Shacktacular Birthday!

Folly Beach Crab Shack celebrates two decades on Folly Beach by Lorne Chambers | Editor Before it was an integral part of the local dining scene, long before it received national attention as one of the best seafood restaurants in the south, the Folly Beach Crab Shack...

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Folly Flashback — November 2019

Folly Flashback — November 2019

The Atlantic House The Atlantic House restaurant and adjacent OTO (Over the Ocean) bar were favorite local hangouts before Hurricane Hugo swept them into the ocean. Owner Eddie Taylor worked hard to keep the building standing, even earning a few naysayers for forgoing...

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Salt Marsh Diaries — November 2019

Salt Marsh Diaries — November 2019

Daryl (the dolphin) sits on a 4x4 post at 103 E. Cooper, staring north. Local artist Jane Word released Daryl from the middle of a huge Styrofoam block. Then she made Daryl strong and weather-proof with steel mesh and concrete. As with wild dolphins, Daryl’s...

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Outstanding in his Field — November 2019

Don’t Procrastinate! Hello friends! In my constant quest for self improvement I’ve really tried lately to pin down things that cause me anxiety. One of the things I keep coming back to is when I (or others,) do things last second and am not prepared. Yes, spontaneity...

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Folly Fishing Report — November 2019

Folly Fishing Report — November 2019

Water is cooling, fish know they better eat now Fishing this past month was great and we can expect November to be just as productive!  Chilly nights remind redfish and trout that they had better eat now or it will be a long few months ahead without any food....

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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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