Articles by: Charleston Currents

LETTERS: Stop investing in ephemeral coastal infrastructure

LETTERS: Stop investing in ephemeral coastal infrastructure

The Folly Beach County Park restoration will benefit tourism and relieve parking congestion, and has received recognition from a trade association, wonderful! But the whole concept of building groins to relieve beach erosion, however the Army Corps of Engineers may wish to sell it, is a zero-sum game in which sands trapped on one side are excavated from the other.

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CALENDAR: June 1+:  Dock Street, Conroy, museum, more

CALENDAR: June 1+: Dock Street, Conroy, museum, more

Calendar for June 2015 includes Dock Street lecture, Pat Conroy and writers, Nighttime at the Museum, more

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REVIEW: Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy

REVIEW: Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy

Few Civil War histories seem suitable for toes-in-the-sand beach-reading, but Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy manages to fit that bill with wondrous delight.

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FOCUS: Call to action on James Island library

By Carol Tempel and Stewart Weinberg (updated) | The future of the James Island library is at stake this month. The Charleston County Council is scheduled June 16 will have a final vote for the location of the new library on James Island.

Last week, the library board presented a report to county council on available sites for the James Island Library. Many of us had ideas for a location, but we waited until the report was presented to the council before voicing a preference. The report confirmed our thinking…the Bi-Lo site or the Dills Bluff land owned by the James Island Public Service District would be the best choice.

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MYSTERY: Where’s this house?

MYSTERY: Where’s this house?

You can spy two lavender-colored garlic bulbs in front of this old house in the tri-county area. Where is it and why is it important. First AND second to guess each win a pair of tickets to a Charleston RiverDogs’ game. Send your guess, name and contact information to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com.

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Full issue, 5/25: Restored beach, Saturday wedding, more

Full issue, 5/25: Restored beach, Saturday wedding, more

The new issue for May 25 (Happy Memorial Day) shares how Folly Beach has been named one of the nation’s best restored beaches. Andy Brack shares thoughts on a Saturday wedding. There’s lots of good news as well as our mystery picture.

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FOCUS: Folly Beach is one of nation’s best restored beaches

FOCUS: Folly Beach is one of nation’s best restored beaches

Staff reports | Folly Beach has one of America’s top five best restored beaches for 2015, according to the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA).

“As Americans flock to our nation’s coastline during the upcoming beach season, most don’t even realize they may be enjoying a restored beach,” said ASBPA President Harry Simmons, who is mayor of Caswell Beach, N.C.

Folly Beach won the award, in part, for work to fix Folly Beach County Park, which became inaccessible in August 2011 after Hurricane Irene. Without the project to restore the beach, the park would still be closed, according to a press release.

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Sunset at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium in Charleston.

GOOD NEWS: Bark for your brew on June 7

You can enjoy a unique opportunity to sample some of the finest craft beers around at Bark for Your Brew, a dog-friendly, craft beer tasting. It’s set for June 7 at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park at 2 p.m. ALSO: SCRA, Charleston School of Law, Charleston Fashion Week.

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CALENDAR:  The start of summer

CALENDAR: The start of summer

A look ahead to summer … dancing, sharks, jammin’ and more.

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MYSTERY:  Pink elephant

MYSTERY: Pink elephant

Photographer Chuck Boyd of Hanahan is pictured here with a pair of elephants, including one that is pink. Where was this picture taken? First correct guess wins a pair of RiverDogs ticket vouchers. Send your name and contact information with your guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com.

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