The Sun News
|Owner(s)||The McClatchy Company|
|Founded||1936 (as Myrtle Beach News)|
914 Frontage Road East|
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577 United States
The Sun News is a daily newspaper published in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in the United States. It serves the Grand Strand region of South Carolina with a daily circulation of 50,000 and a Sunday circulation of 60,000. It is owned by The McClatchy Company.
The Myrtle Beach News was founded as a weekly in 1935 by brothers-in-law C. L. Phillips and J. Clarence Macklen. They had recently started a printing business, and local merchants asked them to do a local newspaper. In 1961 it was sold to Mark Garner, publisher of Myrtle Beach's other newspaper, the Myrtle Beach Sun (started in 1950). Garner merged the two papers into The Sun News, and soon began publishing twice weekly. With the explosive growth that occurred in the next half century, as the Grand Strand became a major tourist and retirement area, the paper stepped up its publication schedule, becoming a full-fledged daily by 1977. It was eventually acquired by The State Record Company in 1973.
Along with the rest of the State Record Company, it merged with the Knight Ridder newspaper chain in 1986. McClatchy became The Sun News’ parent company when it purchased Knight Ridder in June 2006.
In March 2008, The Sun News erroneously identified NBA player Andris Biedriņš as "whoever" on its Field Goal Percentage leaderboard in the sports section. The gaffe was posted online by basketball website HoopsAvenue and subsequently by Yahoo's Ball Don't Lie and The Sporting News' Sporting Blog.
- "Mark Webster Named Publisher of Myrtle Beach Sun News". The McClatchy Company. Retrieved 14 November 2012.
- http://www.mcclatchy.com/146/story/361.html, Retrieved on 2009-11-11.
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- The McClatchy Company's subsidiary profile of The Sun News