It is with great pleasure that we announce new ownership of The Island News. We have published Lowcountry Weekly for over 18 years and the addition of The Island News now affords us an even greater opportunity to serve our community here in Beaufort.
We will be making some changes in the near future while still retaining the staff and community feel of The Island News and building on the solid foundation created by founding publishers Kim and Elizabeth. And as we look to that future, we‘ll count on your input to help us provide you with a hyper-local community newspaper worthy of the residents of Beaufort. Tell us what you want! What information and features are important to you? What would you like to see in your community paper?
In the next few years, Beaufort will undergo changes. Development at Port Royal and Whitehall. Growth of the commercial park, USCB, and organizations like the Santa Elena Foundation, the Beaufort Digital Corridor, and Beaufort Memorial Hospital. There are many more examples to be found.
We are excited about our plans. With The Island News and Lowcountry Weekly, two separate and very different publications, our goal will be to connect – and reflect – the community and lifestyles of Beaufort. To grow these publications right along with this special place that is so much a part of our hearts and lives.
Jeff & Margaret Evans,