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      Hurricane Sandy took a bite out of Folly Beach

      (Matthew LeBlanc/WCIV)

      FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Hurricane Sandy took a chunk out of Folly Beach.

      According to news reports, the storm eroded between 3 and 5 feet of beach as it moved north last weekend.

      Personnel from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been checking for beach damage.

      The damage could increase the cost of a planned federal project to rebuild the beach with sand.

      The corps hopes to find out in February whether the federal budget will contain the almost $20 million needed for the beach renourishment work.

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