The Sun News

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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, who started a job printing business, and were requested by local merchants to do a local newspaper. It has changed hands numerous times over the years. In 1961 it merged with the Myrtle Beach Sun, started in 1950, becoming 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 grew into the main and only daily newspaper. It was eventually acquired by The State Record Company in 1973.

In 1986 it was purchased by the Knight Ridder newspaper chain. 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 and subsequently by Yahoo's and The Sporting News'......
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