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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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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Noice Ordinance Fallout

Noice Ordinance Fallout

Public Safety tickets St. James Gate, arrests manager by Bill Davis | Contributing Writer City of Folly Beach Public Safety Chief Andrew Gilreath and his officers recently put some more teeth into the existing noise ordinance on Folly Beach. On a recent Friday night,...

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Spotlight Sol Legare

Spotlight Sol Legare

Community gets local and national Recognition while preserving its history in the face of development by Jenny Peterson | Current Staff Writer More than 100 years ago, a close-knit community of freed slaves settled on Sol Legare Island, two miles west of Folly Beach....

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Contain-ing Growth on Folly

Contain-ing Growth on Folly

City Aims to ban using shipping containers as structures on Folly Beach By Bill Davis | Contributing Writer There is no way Mayor Tim Goodwin will allow trailers to come back to Folly Beach, or apparently anything that reminds him of them — like container units....

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The Noise Behind the Noise Ordinance

The Noise Behind the Noise Ordinance

After much debate, Folly scraps new noise ordinance  by Jenny Peterson | Contributing Writer After nearly six months of debating, writing, and voting on a newer, stricter Folly noise ordinance, more than 50 people showed up at a special council meeting in late May...

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Comeback Pup of the Year

Comeback Pup of the Year

Folly dog On the mend after Terrible accident by Lorne Chambers | Editor One evening back in mid-May, Folly residents Natalie Kaiser and Ryan Hart rushed their 13-week-old puppy Brees from Folly Beach’s West Ashley Avenue to the emergency vet in West Ashley. Brees had...

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A Big Slice of Charleston’s Wedding Cake

A Big Slice of Charleston’s Wedding Cake

Folly Beach has become a hotspot for weddings, engagements, bachelorette parties, anniversaries, and all things matrimonial by Jenny Peterson | Contributing Writer It’s a regular scene on Folly Beach: rows of chairs arranged on the beach facing the ocean and a simple...

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Folly’s No-No List Lengthens

Folly’s No-No List Lengthens

The chasm between folly’s fun-time contingent and those making rules continues to grow as does the list of things no longer allowed  By Bill Davis | Current Staff Writer So many things are no longer allowed on Folly Beach, and the list may be getting longer. Dogs this...

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