South Carolina Newspapers

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

Greenville News

In 1874 The Greenville News started off as a four-page publication by A.M. Speights. For a one-year subscription, it was only eight dollars. After five different owners and many various editors, the Peace family under the leadership of Boney Peace bought the paper in 1919 from Ellison Adger Smyth, around the same time that Greenville was becoming known as “The Textile Center of the South.” The Peace family acquired the evening paper The Piedmont in 1927. In 1965 both papers helped to create the Multimedia Inc. Then in 1995, the less significant afternoon paper and the larger morning paper merged to become The News-Piedmont. In December 1995 Gannett purchased Multimedia, changing the newspaper name back to The Greenville News. Today The News prints over 100,000 newspapers a day.

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.

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.