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In today's hectic, always-on-the-go world, having a car is essential for transportation around the city. It's hard to imagine life without a car. Without them, you wouldn't be able to make it to work, the grocery store, the laundromat, or important events like your children's sports events. Having a vehicle is a necessity these days because we use them so much, but many car owners don't make strides to protect their investment or what might be inside that investment.

Aside from purchasing an extended warranty for your car, one of the best ways to protect your car is with professional vehicle window tinting in Folly Beach, SC. What a warranty won't do, however, is boost curb appeal, reduce sun glare, block harmful radiation, protect your valuables, and provide privacy 24-hours a day.

At Troop Films LLC, we specialize in the finest ceramic window tints and certified paint protection films in South Carolina. We have been installing tints and paint protection film for several years and are always improving our techniques. As true window tinting experts, we have had the pleasure of working on so many different types of vehicles - from multi-million-dollar sports cars to junkers barely worth a grand. Doing so has allowed owner and certified installer Stephon Troop to refine his window tinting game and master techniques like clear bra installation. Today, he has a full-service team behind him, ready and waiting to serve loyal customers just like you.

Unlike some of our competitors, we take meticulous steps to ensure we provide the best work possible on your vehicle. We don't believe in taking shortcuts just to save a few cents. Instead, we go the extra mile to ensure all our customers are satisfied, whether it's completing special request projects or simply taking the time to ensure our work is done right. Whether you own a vintage Ferrari or a busted-up Ford, we aim to provide the highest quality car window tinting around.

When we say we're detail-oriented, we mean it. Here are just a few reasons why customers choose Troop Films for their car window tinting in South Carolina:

  • We remove vehicle parts like blinker covers to ensure dirt and grime aren't trapped.
  • We use computers to make sure your tint or coating is installed properly and precisely.
  • We remove emblems and badges so that we can wrap underneath them, giving your car more protection.
  • We wrap all edges of our ceramic window tints, so your job is seamless, and your tint remains effective year-round.

Curious about how we protect so many cars in South Carolina and the metro Folly Beach area? Expertise, customer service, and affordable prices are just the start. Our excellence starts at the top - here are a few words from Troop Films owner, Stephon Troop.

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Stephon and his wife, both originally from the chilly state of Pennsylvania, moved to Folly Beach, SC, for the warm beach weather and friendly Lowcountry residents.

Though Stephon now has many years of car window tinting under his belt, his training was completed under one of the best car window tint installers in the United States. Installing window tints, paint protection films, and ceramic coatings alongside during this time helped Stephon learn all the techniques and tricks needed to succeed. After training up north, Stephon continued to learn in Texas, where he became a certified paint protection and window tint installer. Since that time, Stephon has mastered even more car protection techniques to offer his customers a comprehensive list of services.

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Car Window Tinting
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Here is a simple truth: not all vehicle window tinting services are equal. Sure, you could spend a few bucks on a DIY window tinting kit, but going this route almost guarantees trouble. From unsightly fading to film bubbles, these offer the bare minimum in protection. With subpar quality, these kits also peel very quickly, causing you to spend more money to re-apply or have your tint professionally installed.

Speaking of window tinting services, few companies in South Carolina combine professional applications with the highest quality window tint film available. That's what sets Troop Films apart from other window tinting businesses - quality film, expert application, meticulous attention to detail, and the best customer service available.

Unlike some of our competitors, we use SunTek ceramic window tinting film, which is among the best in the industry. This technologically advanced product line provides outstanding, top-of-the-line films. With ceramic technology, infrared rejection and solar performance are enhanced, resulting in a non-metal construction that doesn't cause interference with portable or onboard electronic devices.

Our SunTek ceramic tint options come in a range of nine darkness levels. Each shade of tint has an ultra-attractive appearance, is non-reflective, and helps prevent color changes. With this fantastic film, you, your passengers, and your vehicle's interior are protected from 99% of UV rays from the sun. With outstanding infrared and heat rejection properties, your vehicle's interior comfort remains cooler and more comfortable all year long.

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Most Common Reasons to Tint
Your Vehicle's Windows

Here are just a few of the most common reasons why South Carolina vehicle owners choose Troop Films for window tinting:

Privacy

Privacy

When we ask our customers why they want to tint their windows, privacy is often first on their list. When you begin to think about it, it makes sense. Why allow other drivers to invade your privacy when you can keep prying eyes off of your identity and personal belongings? It's not unreasonable to want privacy for you and your family while you're driving. You never know who you will pull up next to at a red light, and with our vehicle window tinting services in Folly Beach, SC, they don't have to know you either.

Style

Style

There's something inherently cool about having your windows tinted. Even if you're not trying to impress anyone with your car, having your windows tinted helps give it a refined, modern look, which enhances curb appeal. If you're getting tired of the way your car or truck's exterior looks, spice it up a little and bring it into Troop Films for professional window tinting. We think you will be happy with the results.

Comfort

Comfort

Have you ever sat down in your vehicle in the middle of summer, after it's been sitting outside all day? It feels like your car has turned into an oven. Sometimes, it can get so hot in your car that it's hard to grip the steering wheel. As you probably already know, summers in South Carolina can be brutal. When the temperatures heat up in the Lowcountry, your vehicle traps most of that heat, causing interior temperatures to reach unsafe levels. But when you have your windows tinted with Troop Films, your car will stay cooler in the spring and summer. With ceramic film, glare from headlights and streetlights is also reduced, meaning you can see easier without having to strain your eyes. More comfort and more safety - what's not to love?

Health and Safety

Health and Safety

When you think about car window tinting, most folks don't think about the health and safety benefits involved. But when it comes to you and your passengers, safety should be top of your list. High temps in your vehicle, usually caused by UV rays, are a safety concern not only for your skin and eyes but for your car's safety mechanisms. This is especially true for your airbags, which can be damaged and left inoperable when interior temperatures are high enough. Obviously, that's a huge safety risk.

Fading Dashboard

Fading Dashboard

Over time, your vehicle's dashboard will take a beating when your car is left out in the sun. The combo of harmful UV rays and high heat can ruin dashboard materials, leaving them cracked, faded, and in need of repair. Fixing your dashboard can be a costly endeavor. However, doing so can be avoided with high-quality ceramic tints from Troop Films.

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Benefits of Vehicle Window Tinting
in Folly Beach, SC

If you're still on the fence about ceramic window tinting for your vehicle, consider
the following benefits of our SunTek films:

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  • Unrestricted Communications - some window films contain traces of metals, which can cause interference with devices. Our metal-free films won't interfere with your cell phone, GPS, satellite radio, or other electronic devices that you use while driving.
  • Resistant to Color Changes - Our technologically-advanced window films are scientifically created to give you an attractive, non-reflective appearance without color fading.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty - You read that right - when you buy window tints from Troop Films, your products are covered by the manufacturer against peeling, adhesive failures, changes in color, cracking, and delamination. Some restrictions do apply.
  • Precise Installation - When you work with Troop Films, you can have peace of mind knowing your window tint will be applied seamlessly and accurately. That's because we have access to core pattern-cutting software that trims your window film tightly. With our precise installation, you can rest easy knowing your tint will fit the make, model, and year of your vehicle like a glove.

The Ultimate Protection: Car
Window Tinting and Paint
Protection Film in Folly Beach, SC

They say the first cut is always the deepest, and that's certainly true when it comes to your vehicle. Few things are as frustrating as getting out of your car, only to realize that a stray rock has dented your favorite car or truck. Dents and scratches from road debris like rocks and even acids from bugs all take their toll on your vehicle's overall appearance and value. Along with UV rays, "road rash" from winter salt, sand, rocks, pebbles, branches, and more will compromise your vehicle's integrity and can mean lower resale value.

If you're looking for total protection from heat and UV rays as well as road debris, we recommend car window tinting in Folly Beach, SC along with our paint protection film application. Paint protection film, also called your vehicle's clear bra, provides a shield of protection from road rash, preserves your car's paint job, increases its longevity, and can increase its resale value. Paint protection film is very useful for everyday use, especially if you're driving on the highway or simply want to protect your favorite car. Clear bras are also helpful for work vehicles, which often receive dents and scratches due to the nature of their work.

At Troop Film, our SunTek paint protection film is among the highest quality films in the industry. Common application areas include:

  • Vehicle Paint
  • Door Handles
  • Headlights
  • Rear Fenders
  • Front Bumpers
  • Mirrors
  • Hoods
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Our paint protection films are completely reinvented products that merge the hydrophobicity of ceramic with premium, self-healing paint protection film. Common benefits of having your vehicle protected with paint film include:

01

Endurance

Your car's finish will stay flawless and fresh with our car protection films, which shield against salt, rocks, insects, and other debris.

02

Resistance

Our HydroResist top-coat protection boosts your vehicle's stain resistance by limiting dirt and water accumulation on your protection film's surface.

03

Self-Healing

It sounds too good to be true, but our films really do heal themselves by using the heat from the sun or your vehicle's engine.

04

Look Great

Our paint protection films are available in high gloss and matte finishes, leaving your car with outstanding optics and clarity.

Have Questions? We've Got Answers!

In addition to the highest-quality car window tinting products, our customer service team excels at answering any questions you may have. We're here to help in any way and can even help determine which kind of protection is best for your vehicle. Call, text, or fill out the inquiry form on our website. Before you know it, your car will be super-stylish and even safer to drive with the help of Troop Films LLC.

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Cunningham picks former fighter pilot as SC gov running mate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Joe Cunningham has chosen a civil litigator who flew combat missions in Iraq to be his running mate.Cunningham is trying to become South Carolina’s first Democratic governor in 20 years. He previewed his pick of Tally Parham Casey ahead of a formal announcement Monday in her hometown of Greenville.Cunningham told The Associated Press that Casey’s military service, legal savvy and the fact that she’s a woman make her the right fit.Casey was South Carolina’s first female f...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCSC/AP) - Joe Cunningham has chosen a civil litigator who flew combat missions in Iraq to be his running mate.

Cunningham is trying to become South Carolina’s first Democratic governor in 20 years. He previewed his pick of Tally Parham Casey ahead of a formal announcement Monday in her hometown of Greenville.

Cunningham told The Associated Press that Casey’s military service, legal savvy and the fact that she’s a woman make her the right fit.

Casey was South Carolina’s first female fighter pilot, serving three combat tours over Iraq. She served in the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 157th Squadron and is a veteran of three combat tours in Iraq. In addition to her standout military career, Tally has also been an attorney for over 20 years. In 2017, she was elected as Chair of Wyche, P.A. in Columbia, SC, where she started practicing in 2000 and became a shareholder in 2008.

She called the announcement an “incredible honor and privilege.”

“I have long admired Joe’s bipartisan approach to governing and believe he is exactly what South Carolina needs as governor,” Casey said. “Joe is a regular guy who has the guts to say what we’re all thinking. He doesn’t play by traditional political rules and he doesn’t toe any party line. He’s honest, sincere, and he represents a new generation of leadership - the kind of leadership our state and nation desperately need. I am so excited to continue my service to South Carolina as our next Lieutenant Governor. Over the next few months I look forward to traveling throughout our state to showcase our vision for a more free and prosperous South Carolina.”

Cunningham called Casey the “perfect pick” for a lieutenant governor.

Tally Casey represents the very best of South Carolina,” Cunningham said. “As the first female fighter pilot in the South Carolina Air National Guard with three tours of duty over Iraq, Tally is a trailblazer who has courageously fought for our freedoms abroad. Now I have asked her to help me fight for our freedoms here at home. Her talent and leadership have earned her countless accolades, including being selected by her colleagues as CEO of the Wyche Law Firm, one of the oldest and most prominent law firms in the state. Simply put, there is nothing Tally Casey cannot do. I am so excited to have her on this ticket and I can’t wait for the voters of South Carolina to meet their next Lieutenant Governor.”

Casey was one of nine possible running mates in a list the Cunningham camp released on June 18.

She beat out three of the candidates who were from the Lowcountry: State Rep. Spencer Wetmore (D-Charleston), a former prosecutor and city administrator of Folly Beach; chief marketing officer of Burr & Forman LLP and former state senate nominee Kathryn Whitaker; and Air Force pilot, commercial realtor and former state House nominee Ed Sutton.

Cunningham said the person he chooses would “be ready to lead on day one.”

“Our ticket will represent the future of South Carolina and the amazing potential of our state,” he said in a statement. “I am committed to selecting a qualified, visionary leader to join our team and help usher in a new generation of leadership for South Carolina.”

Cunnigham plans to hold a kickoff event Monday afternoon at the Greenville Convention Center to formally present Casey as his running mate. That event is set to take place at 5:30 p.m.

It is my great honor to name Tally Parham Casey as my running mate. A native of Greenville, Tally was the first female fighter pilot in the history of the SC Air National Guard and is a veteran of three combat tours over Iraq. She currently serves as CEO of the Wyche Law Firm. pic.twitter.com/fgvvNxUnRr

— Joe Cunningham (@JoeCunninghamSC) August 1, 2022

Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette filed for reelection last week.

Copyright 2022 WCSC. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved.

Smart reefs being placed off Charleston will record data to aid coastal flooding, erosion planning

STONO INLET — New technology to be installed near an artificial reef off Charleston this weekend will provide scientists and mariners with real-time data on waves, wind direction and water temperature.The Smart Reef installation is the culmination of the monthlong SC7 Expedition meant to get people outdoors statewide from the mountains to the sea.On July 30, a S.C. Department of Natural Resources vessel will carry 85-pound blocks into the ocean. Then a dive team led by retired Special Forces operators, will place the bloc...

STONO INLET — New technology to be installed near an artificial reef off Charleston this weekend will provide scientists and mariners with real-time data on waves, wind direction and water temperature.

The Smart Reef installation is the culmination of the monthlong SC7 Expedition meant to get people outdoors statewide from the mountains to the sea.

On July 30, a S.C. Department of Natural Resources vessel will carry 85-pound blocks into the ocean. Then a dive team led by retired Special Forces operators, will place the blocks about 5 miles off Stono Inlet, the waterway between Kiawah Island and Folly Beach where the Stono River reaches the ocean.

The reef blocks will sit near one of the Charleston area’s most popular artificial reefs.

Once the structure is assembled, a buoy with satellite communication capabilities will be installed to record wave, water temperature and wind data.

The idea to install the new technology offshore stems from goals of the S.C. Floodwater Commission.

There are more than 40 artificial reefs along the state’s coast including old vehicles, boats and bridges, among other things. Marine animals flock to the structures for shelter, food and spawning.

“If we build artificial reefs out there, they’re going to modify waves and currents and things like that,” said Paul Gayes, a marine science and geology professor at Coastal Carolina University.

So while the structures form these biological functions “why wouldn’t it be helpful to institute all these sensors in it to better feed the model system,” Gayes said.

This weekend’s installation is important because, although the Atlantic Ocean has major influence on South Carolina, there is limited scientific data about the coastal ocean area, such as water quality and temperature.

Gayes said this is partially because it’s so tough to work the area.

He is the scientific leader for the SC7 Smart Reef installation. The university has also spearheaded dives to place modular reef sections off Hilton Head Island and North Myrtle Beach.

“We’re not only building the reefs, which is where all marine life starts, but we’re putting on technology that will allow us to have better capabilities for coastal erosion and other issues associated with sea level rise,” said Tom Mullikin, leader of the SC7 Expedition.

The smart reefs in South Carolina will tie into a broader network along the East Coast.

Gayes said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a system of about 100 buoys throughout the country, but they are widely spaced.

NOAA’s buoys closest to Charleston are about 40 miles south of Edisto Island. The next closest ones are near Cape Fear in North Carolina or Jacksonville, Fla., Gayes said.

These added Smart Reefs — designed to emulate the existing live bottoms — will help better inform for weather modeling and forecasting. Local mariners and others who are interested will be able to access the recorded data in real time online to get a better sense of what the water conditions are like before going out.

“As the state works to increase resilience to extreme weather events, quality data is essential in the development of predictive modeling and planning,” said Ben Duncan, chief resilience officer at the S.C. Office of Resilience.

He said understanding how artificial reefs can be used to reduce storm surge, among other things, will be crucial as coastal communities prepare for rising sea levels and potential increased tropical activity.

Of pancakes and commitments: The story behind Markee Anderson’s sweet decision day

With a public announcement looming, Lance Robinson was brainstorming for a unique way for his son Markee Anderson to reveal his college choice.Then, it hit Robinson as the family was driving down to Folly Beach last week for a vacation.“Why not do a pancake theme for a commitment?” Robinson said Sunday shortly after Anderson announced a commitment to play college football for the South Carolina Gamecocks. “It would be good because you are an offensive lineman. It can all go together. He liked it, my wife liked...

With a public announcement looming, Lance Robinson was brainstorming for a unique way for his son Markee Anderson to reveal his college choice.

Then, it hit Robinson as the family was driving down to Folly Beach last week for a vacation.

“Why not do a pancake theme for a commitment?” Robinson said Sunday shortly after Anderson announced a commitment to play college football for the South Carolina Gamecocks. “It would be good because you are an offensive lineman. It can all go together. He liked it, my wife liked, so she all put it together and we had it going down today.”

Anderson, a standout offensive tackle for Dorman High School, revealed his decision Sunday for South Carolina by pouring a bottle of syrup onto a stack of pancakes — that syrup bottle boasted a Gamecocks logo.

“We tried to do something different,” Robinson said. “Most kids, they have hats or shirts and they do the deal. We figured, since he is an offensive lineman, let’s do something different.”

Recruits are known to get creative with their college announcements. On Friday, four-star receiver Aidan Mizzell pulled out two live Gators to announce his commitment to Florida.

But pulling out a live Gamecock to reveal his choice didn’t seem to fit the hulking 6-foot-5, 305-pound Anderson.

Pancakes and offensive linemen are synonymous with each other. Linemen don’t record stats like most offensive and defensive players, so pancake blocks — in which a lineman delivers a block so big that a defender ends up flat on his back — are one way to measure their production.

According to SportsRec, “pancake block” was first used by the University of Pittsburgh to describe All-America offensive tackle Bill Fralic’s blocking prowess in the 1980s. The school’s media relations department labeled the blocks as “pancakes,” and high schools, colleges and the NFL still use the term.

Dorman assistant coach Jake Morris wasn’t sure how many pancakes Anderson recorded last season for the Cavaliers as a junior, saying, “It was a lot.” But Morris thought the pancake-and-syrup idea went perfectly with Anderson’s personality.

“It fits. He likes to eat,” Morris said. “South Carolina is getting a great offensive lineman, but they are getting a great young man. He leads on and off the field.”

About an hour before the ceremony, four bottles of syrup with the logos of each of his final schools — South Carolina, Clemson, LSU and North Carolina — were onstage with him at Kingdom Builders Baptist Church.

The bottles were opened and seals were removed minutes before the ceremony. Then, a small stack of pancakes made by Anderson’s mother, Tawana Robinson, was put on the table as the family took their seats.

After remarks were made by a few speakers, Anderson announced his choice by grabbing the Gamecocks bottle and pouring the syrup over the pancakes and saying, “Go Cocks.”

“We tried to think of stuff on the fly, and I liked this idea the most,” Anderson said. “My dad came up with it and we just rolled with it.”

Cooking is an important part of Anderson’s family. Lance Robinson runs the popular 365 Grillin & Seafood food truck in Spartanburg. Anderson said he doesn’t help out too much on the cooking; he assists mainly in prep and set-up. His specialty comes in making breakfast, especially omelets, he said.

Gamecock fans should get used to seeing the truck make it down to Williams-Brice Stadium on gamedays starting in 2023 once Anderson is officially on the South Carolina roster. Robinson even joked about a possible name, image and likeness deal with Markee for the business.

“We’re already are making plans,” Robinson said. “Gamecock Nation, when you see that truck, pull up. We have great food, great seafood. We have it all. Great tailgate, all day. We are very excited that Markee is a Gamecock.”

Weems Ramen slings homemade noodles on the peninsula

While everyone else learned how to make sourdough during the pandemic, Weems Pennington taught himself how to make ramen noodles from scratch. Pennington’s affinity for Asian flavors began when he worked in the kitchen at Jack of Cups Saloon on Folly Beach while attending the College of Charleston from 2013-2017. One year after graduating, he moved to England where he continued to experiment in the kitchen, namely with Indian cuisine.“I lived next door to an Indian market, and I would buy stuff then go watch YouTube videos...

While everyone else learned how to make sourdough during the pandemic, Weems Pennington taught himself how to make ramen noodles from scratch. Pennington’s affinity for Asian flavors began when he worked in the kitchen at Jack of Cups Saloon on Folly Beach while attending the College of Charleston from 2013-2017. One year after graduating, he moved to England where he continued to experiment in the kitchen, namely with Indian cuisine.

“I lived next door to an Indian market, and I would buy stuff then go watch YouTube videos of people cooking Indian food and try to make it myself,” Pennington said. “I was learning how to cook more so creatively rather than in a kitchen where someone is telling you how to do everything and you’re just kind of replicating it.”

While Pennington has plenty of experience cooking in a restaurant setting, he does not consider himself a trained chef, but more of a serial hobbyist. Before he made ramen, he went through a phase of brewing beer. The process of brewing beer involves precise measurements and science, but creativity comes into play with the flavors. Pennington gravitated toward making ramen because it was a similar mix of experimentation with the broth and exactness with the noodles.

“The part that I was really wanting to do was the noodle-making side of it,” Pennington said about his shift to ramen. “This seems cool. It’s something that is apparently hard to do, so I bought a hand crank noodle maker, and I kind of still use it today.”

Pennington explained that traditional ramen noodles are made with water, flour, salt and alkaline solution. Sometimes eggs are added to the dough, but Pennington omits them so the noodles are vegan. It may sound simple, but the self-taught chef has a notebook filled with failed recipes to prove that it is not.

“I’ve had some crazy methods to get the dough to form,” Pennington added. “When I was making it for myself, I would put it in a plastic bag, then in a paper bag, and while I was doing other stuff I would put it under my feet and stomp on it to form it into a sheet.”

Rest assured the ramen aficionado would never use this method when serving it to other people, plus he has an electric sheeter to handle most of the grunt work now. Once the ramen is formed into a sheet, he uses a pasta machine to cut the noodles.

While the noodles are a more precise and scientific process, Pennington enjoys flexing his creativity in the broths. The flavors at Weems Ramen pop-ups vary every week, but he always has three staple recipes to fall back on. One of the flavors Pennington has been making since the beginning also happens to be the most popular flavor thus far: garlic miso.

“It’s salty and the consistency of it is thicker. It’s savory and kind of sweet,” Pennington said. “I usually make it with a good bit of confit garlic and there’s the option to make it spicy with chili oil and garlic and chopped pepper mixture soaking in oil.”

The garlic miso ramen is topped with seasonal local mushrooms, greens, plenty of green onions and furikake (a mixture of sesame seeds, dried seaweed, herbs, fish flakes and salt). There is also the option to add a soy and mirin (rice wine) marinated egg to the mix. Without the egg on top, all of Weems Ramen’s creations are vegan by default.

Meat is often used as the base of ramen

broths to impart richness, but since Pennington is vegetarian, he wanted to create a broth satisfying enough for carnivores and vegans alike. Pennington uses olive oil in place of animal fat and utilizes aromatics like kombu (seaweed), mushrooms, onions and garlic to build a flavor base.

Other popular flavors of Weems Ramen include shoyu and tantanmen. The shoyu ramen utilizes four or five different soy sauces (light soy sauce, light soy sauce with mushrooms and kombu, mushroom dark soy sauce, aged soy sauce, sweetened soy sauce) to achieve a balance of salt content and umami. Tantanmen is a Japanese take on Dan Dan noodles and Pennington’s creation was further inspired by the mapo tofu at Xiao Bao Biscuit. The result is a spicy sichuan broth with tofu, napa cabbage, green onion, chili oil and optional marinated egg.

“I still want it to be ramen and I don’t want it to be viewed as vegetarian ramen,” Pennington explained. “I hope people would come in and just say ‘Wow, that’s really good ramen,’ and not worry about the fact that it’s vegetarian.”

To get your hands on Weems Ramen, head to Cutty’s at 227 St. Philips St. Mondays and Thursdays from 6-9:30 p.m. or Estadio at 122 Spring St. on Sundays from 6-9 p.m. Before you go, you can get a sneak peek of the menu on Instagram @weemsramen.

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Federal prosecutors file motion to seize property belonging to Doc Antle

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — Federal prosecutors on Friday filed a motion to seize property of Tiger King star and Myrtle Beach Safari owner Bhagavan "Doc" Antle.According to the records, officials are requesting a judge allow them to take property located at 917 Folly Road in Horry County.That is not address of the Myrtle Beach Safari, but a plot of land that is near the roadside zoo, also owned by Antle.The document does not outline what federal prosecutors would be looking for at the property.Antle h...

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — Federal prosecutors on Friday filed a motion to seize property of Tiger King star and Myrtle Beach Safari owner Bhagavan "Doc" Antle.

According to the records, officials are requesting a judge allow them to take property located at 917 Folly Road in Horry County.

That is not address of the Myrtle Beach Safari, but a plot of land that is near the roadside zoo, also owned by Antle.

The document does not outline what federal prosecutors would be looking for at the property.

Antle has pled not guilty to a number of charges, including most recently a 10-count indictment for money laundering and wildlife trafficking.

On July 13, Antle appeared for a plea hearing where he didn't say much, except that he understood the nature of the charges against him.

He has been out of jail on bond, those conditions include:

Andrew Jon Sawyer a/k/a Omar Sawyer, 52, of Myrtle Beach, Meredith Bybee, a/k/a Moksha Bybee, 51, of Myrtle Beach, Charles Sammut, 61, of Salinas, California and Jason Clay, 42, of Franklin, Texas is also charged in the indictment.

Sawyer and Bybee are Antle’s employees and business associates.

Sammut is the owner and operator of Vision Quest Ranch, a for-profit corporation that housed captive exotic species and sold tours and safari experiences to guests. Clay is the owner and operator of the Franklin Drive Thru Safari, a for-profit corporation that housed captive exotic species and sold tours and safari experiences to guests.

The indictment alleges that Antle, at various times along with Bybee, Sammut, and Clay, illegally trafficked wildlife in violation of federal law, including the Lacey Act and the Endangered Species Act, and made false records regarding that wildlife.

The indictment and a previously-filed federal complaint in the case also allege that over the last several months, Antle and Sawyer laundered more than $500,000 in cash they believed to be the proceeds of an operation to smuggle illegal immigrants across the Mexican border into the United States.

The filings allege that Antle had used bulk cash receipts to purchase animals for which he could not use checks and that Antle planned to conceal the cash he received by inflating tourist numbers at the Myrtle Beach Safari.

Antle and Sawyer each face a maximum of 20 years in federal prison for the charges related to money laundering, and up to five years in federal prison for the charges related to wildlife trafficking. Bybee, Sammut, and Clay each face up to five years in federal prison for the charges related to wildlife trafficking.

One of Antle's lawyers, Ryan Beasley, said Antle loves his animals and is ready for his day in court.

“Doc, he’s very happy to obviously be back at home and to be able to care for his animals. And, if anybody has ever been to where he works and lives, those animals are treated better than most humans. So it’s not about any kind of cruelty to animals. These are little technical issues. That the government is trying to get him on. We look forward to having our day in court," said Beasley.

Antle is expected to appear for a pre-trial conference on August 30.

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