South Carolina Newspapers

Beaufort Gazette

The Beaufort Gazette is a daily morning broadsheet newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company printed in Bluffton, South Carolina, in the United States. The paper is printed at and has its staff physically housed inside The Island Packet.

Charleston Post and Courier

Charleston's The Post and Courier is one of the oldest daily newspapers in the South and the eighth oldest newspaper still in publication in the United States. It is published in Charleston, South Carolina. It traces its ancestry to three newspapers, the Charleston Courier, founded in 1803, the Charleston Daily News, founded 1865, and The Evening Post, founded 1894. Along with The Greenville News and Columbia's The State, it is one of the three largest papers in the Palmetto State. The founder of the Courier, Aaron Smith Willington, came from Massachusetts with newspaper experience. 2008, the newspaper won national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and American Society of Newspaper Editors for coverage of the Charleston Sofa Super Store fire. In 2008, Reporter Tony Bartelme also won the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for a story about the effect of China's growth on local economies. The Post and Courier's circulation figures are 94,647 for dailies, and 97,549 for Sundays.

Columbia State

The State is a daily morning newspaper published in Columbia, South Carolina, in the United States. Owned by The McClatchy Company and distributed in most of South Carolina's 46 counties, The State is the largest newspaper in the Palmetto State

Florence Morning News

The Morning News is a daily newspaper with a circulation of about 35,000, based in Florence, South Carolina. It was founded as the Farmers' Friend in 1887, and was part of several mergers and name changes.

Hilton Head Island Packet

The newspaper was founded as a weekly on July 9, 1970, by Tom Wamsley and Ralph Hilton, with financial backing by Lucy and Jonathan Daniels, editor emeritus of the Raleigh News & Observer. Television personality Garry Moore had a regular humor column in the paper in the late 1970s and early 1980s titled "Mumble, Mumble"

Myrtle Beach Sun News

The Sun News is a daily newspaper published in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in the United States. It serves the Grand Strand region of South Carolina with a daily circulation of 50,000 and a Sunday circulation of 60,000. It is owned by The McClatchy Company. The Myrtle Beach News was founded as a weekly in 1935 by brothers-in-law C. L. Phillips and J. Clarence Macklen.

Orangeburg Times and Democrat

The Times and Democrat is a daily newspaper in Orangeburg, South Carolina. The Times and Democrat is owned by Lee Enterprises, a company based in Davenport, Iowa. It has a daily circulation of 13,395, and a Sunday circulation of 14,182. The Times and Democrat traces its history to the October 1881 merger of The Orangeburg Democrat and The Orangeburg Times. A weekly publication since its founding, The Times and Democrat began publishing twice a week in 1908, three times a week in 1909 and five times a week in September 1919. A Monday edition was added in the 1940s and the Sunday edition in 1953. In 1989 The Times and Democrat became South Carolina's first daily newspaper to design its pages entirely with computers. Howard Publications acquired total ownership of The Times and Democrat in 1981. Lee Enterprises acquired Howard Publications and subsequently The Times and Democrat in 2002.

Rock Hill Herald

The Herald is a daily morning newspaper published in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The paper is distributed throughout York, Chester, and Lancaster counties. In March 1985, the company was bought by the News & Observer Company of Raleigh, North Carolina. The paper turned into a semi-weekly in 1893. The new owners changed the Saturday edition to morning and got rid of the Evening part of the name. In 1911, it was changed to a daily afternoon paper apart from on Sundays, and was renamed The Evening Herald. In 1986, they introduced a Sunday edition and two years later switched to morning publication seven days a week. In 1990, the paper was purchased by The McClatchy Company of Sacramento, California. The current publisher is Debbie Abels and the editor is Paul Osmundson. Headquarters for the Herald newspaper is found in Rock Hill, South Carolina on Main Street.