The Island Packet

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 18,683 on weekdays and 20,260 on Sundays.

The Island Packet
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)The McClatchy Company[1]
PublisherRodney Mahone
EditorBrian Tolley
Headquarters10 Buck Island Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
 United States
Circulation16,093 Daily
17,875 Sunday[2]



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.[2] Television personality Garry Moore had a regular humor column in the paper in the late 1970s and early 1980s titled "Mumble, Mumble".


The latest circulation figures from the parent company McClatchy report circulation numbers in 2017, with circulations of 16,093 daily and 17,875 on Sundays,[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Our Markets". Sacramento, California: McClatchy Company. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "McClatchy | Markets". The McClatchy Company. Retrieved 2006-11-07.

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