The Island News is excited to introduce our new general manager, William “Buck” Boone, to the Beaufort community.
Buck comes to us from Greenville, S.C., and has many years of newspaper experience under his belt. He began working in the advertising department of the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., in 1972 and in his 25 year newspaper career has worked for the New York Times company, Multimedia, and Gannett in executive management positions. For the last 12 years, Buck was president and publisher of real estate magazines in the Upstate.
“I met ‘the sisters,’ Kim and Elizabeth Harding, eight years ago,” Buck said. “Kim owned real estate magazines in the Upstate and that is how we got to be friends. I was truly blessed when she called early in September asking me to come to Beaufort. After meeting with her and seeing what she and her sister Elizabeth have created, I could not wait to get involved and become a part of what has become the best newspaper in the market.”
Buck said, “If there is anything The Island News can do to help our readers, or their community service projects, please let us try to help make it known. We also perform very well for our advertisers because our readers respond to their ads in the News. If you respond to an ad in our newspaper, please let the business know where you saw it. Businesses have many ad options to choose from, and only our readers can prove to them that we are a great top media choice. We are counting on you to let them know!”
Buck has been married to his wife, Victoria, for 26 years and they have three sons: William, David and Skyler.