Following the Path

Following the Path

Folly Beach Exchange Club President John Merritt is continuing a family tradition of community service by Lorne Chambers | Editor Folly Beach Exchange Club president John Merritt never met his grandfather. But he feels his presence every time he walks into the club’s...

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Happy Follidays

Happy Follidays

12 Things You Might Not Know About the Folly Christmas Parade by Jenny Peterson | Staff Writer Now in its 29th year, the Folly Beach Christmas Parade has grown into a beloved annual event on the beach featuring floats, walking groups and other entries. “It’s just a...

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Pirate’s Cove Gets a Complete Makeover

Pirate’s Cove Gets a Complete Makeover

Popular Folly park reopens after major renovation project By Lorne Chambers | Editor After several months, Pirate’s Cove Park reopened in November with a huge celebration as food trucks, members of the community, local leaders, kids, and adults filled the park, which...

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The Season of Giving

The Season of Giving

Folly Beach Baptist Church embraces the spirit of the season By Geno Lawrenzi Jr. | Special to The Current Every Monday at noon, a group of smiling volunteers meet at the Folly Beach Baptist Church, 77 Center St., and pour out a bowl of love to all comers. It’s free...

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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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