Dust Off Your Easter Bonnet

Dust Off Your Easter Bonnet

11th annual Easter Promenade will be held April 20 from Staff Reports| Spring is in the air and that must mean it’s almost time for the Easter Bunny. It also means it’s time for the annual Folly Beach Easter Promenade. The Folly Home and Garden Club is once again...

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A Fond Farewell to Folly

A longtime folly local says good-bye Dear Editor, I’m writing this as a fond farewell to Folly. I was dispatched to Charleston on a work assignment in the Spring of 1983. After some difficulty finding a place to apply my living stipend I was approached by a coworker...

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Salt Marsh Diaries — April 2019

Family has Texas-Sized Fun on Folly An extended family from Texas met me at the dock. Mom, Dad, and the four grandkids had driven to Folly from Houston for spring break. Grandma and Grandpa flew in from West Texas to join them. They came from the oil fields of...

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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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