FOLLY BEACH — A bill is working through the state Senate that would turn upside down a quarter century of regulation limiting sea walls and other structures that wall off the beach.

It was filed on behalf of a single, frustrated property owner on Folly Beach who watched storm tides eat through three rows of dunes in front of his beachfront home while a mandated federal renourishment was delayed.

Legislators and other supporters say the bill will be reworked to keep from undermining overall beach regulations. But they insist that if property owners are permitted to build, they ought to be permitted to protect their homes.

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.