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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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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