Beaufort Gazette killing Saturday print edition

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The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette newspapers, produced in Bluffton and Charlotte and printed in Columbia, will no longer produce a Saturday print edition, according to an announcement published in the newspapers and online Aug. 6.

Beginning Nov. 9, the newspapers will cease printing the Saturday edition and launch a Weekend Edition with expanded editions on Friday and Sunday. They will continue to publish news to their website and social media platforms on Saturday.

“We are making this strategic change to invest in our future and to continue to be your source of news and information on all the platforms you choose,” the story reads.

The message to the readers is signed by Brian Tolley, general manager and executive editor of the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette.

The newspapers are owned by the McClatchy Company. 

The Island Packet was founded as a weekly in 1970. The Beaufort Gazette was founded in 1897.

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