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The Island Packet
The Island Packet front page.jpg
The July 27, 2005 front page of
The Island Packet
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner The McClatchy Company
Publisher Sara Johnson Borton
Editor Fitz McAden
Founded 1970
Headquarters 10 Buck Island Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
 United States
Circulation 19,223 Daily
20,168 Sunday[1]
Official website

The Island Packet is a daily morning broadsheet newspaper owned by The McClatchy Company serving primarily the residents of southern Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States, particularly the towns of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Its average circulation is 19,223 on weekdays and 20,168 on Sundays.

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.[1]


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