July 4th marks one year since a riot-like disturbance on Folly Beach resulted in the resort town deciding to outlaw alcohol on the beach.
Buses full of partying young people landed on the beach and ended up fighting with law officers who had been called in to restore peace.
That prompted city council meetings that ended up banning alcohol on the sands of Folly.
Mayor Tim Goodwin says the law will remain in place.
“I haven’t had any complaints lately, but of course there are some people who don’t like it,” says Goodwin.
Some business owners and residents have tried to adjust the new law to allow alcohol consumption on the beach only at certain times. Mayor Goodwin says that would be too hard to enforce.
“They tried to say well you can drink on Tuesday and Wednesday, but you can’t drink on a holiday. But you can drink on the Friday after the holiday. It would just be crazy to try and enforce that.”
Reported by Sheree Bernardi, Charleston