Folly Beach has been named a finalist in the All-America City competition on June 16 in Denver.

The field has been whittled down to 20 entries from which 10 winners will be picked. Folly is the only municipality from South Carolina to be selected as a finalist this year.

Mount Pleasant recently received the designation, which was awarded to Charleston in 1978.

“We’re planning on going out there and becoming an All-America City,” said Mayor Tim Goodwin.

Goodwin said the city’s entry in the contest got started because of an inspirational nudge from his wife, Charlotte, after seeing an All-Amerca City sign in Fayetteville, N.C.

“What is it that makes their city so special?” she said to him.

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