Food in the Water,  Food in the Mud

Food in the Water, Food in the Mud

By the time the English established Charles Town in 1670, the Native Americans living around Folly Beach had already experienced a century of interaction (and decimation) with Spanish and French explorers. The Bohicket tribe — a subgroup of the Cusabo, who also...

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Salt Marsh Diaries — June 2019

Mother’s Day at a Michigan Red Lobster Recently, we drove 16 hours from Folly Beach to Hastings, Mich. to visit my wife’s Aunt Shirley. We rented a very old log cabin surrounded by 60 acres of woods. Down a steep grade from the cabin, frogs sang every night from three...

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Outstanding in his Field — June 2019

Tend To It and It Will Thrive Hello Folly Friends, Family and those just taking a peek under the hood. I’d like to take a moment to talk about the power of nurturing. I’m not just talking about landscaping and such, there is no better way to sow positive results than...

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Folly’s Wild Dunes

This panoramic pencil drawing by artist Alfred Waud illustrates both the wild and sizeable dunes on Folly, as well as Union soldiers pointing toward the sea and the ships forming the blockade. Drawn in May 1863, the coming summer would prove to be the most eventful in...

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Salt Marsh Diaries — May 2019

Call of the Wild Driving north on Folly road past Battery Island Drive one morning, I saw a lanky dog-like animal cross in front of me toward an oncoming car. With incredible agility, the animal reversed course to avoid a collision. It paused by the side of the road...

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Folly Fishing Report — May 2019

Great Fishing Abounds in May Redfish, bluefish, ladyfish, trout, Spanish mackerel, and sharks are Abundant in Lowcountry waters this time of year Warm weather has arrived and with it comes a host of seasonal species like shark, ladyfish, and bluefish. Our traditional...

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Outstanding In His Field — May 2019

Meeting Goals Gradually Hello Folly Family, (and outlying dwellers as well.) In the constant quest to improve things, I’ve grown to appreciate using a gradual technique to work towards my long-term goals. Being idle obviously won’t get you to your dreams, but I’ve...

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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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