At the Moultrie News, we take pride in our staff of trained and dedicated professionals.

We work tirelessly to provide the East Cooper area with quality informative reporting on local events with knowledge, perspective and compassion. We also value our advertising customers. That's why for the second year in a row, the Moultrie News has partnered with the Mount Pleasant Business Association as an example of our unwavering support for East Cooper's wavering businesses.

The Moultrie News was started in 1964 as a tabloid shopper by Carl Meynardie, who was the publisher of the Hanahan News. He ran the little paper for eight years. In 1972 the Moultrie News was bought by Charles Diggle and J.C. Long. At the time Diggle was publisher of several small papers. When Long died in 1987, Charles Diggle bought the Beach Company's interest in the Moultrie News, and the Diggle family ran the paper for 11 years before selling it to the Evening Post Industries Company. Vickey Boyd was named publisher in April 2002.

At The Moultrie News, we believe media marketing should not be difficult.So we have created easy ways to understand it, buy it and, most importantly, be able to monitor your success.

Our sales and advertising portfolio of services provided includes:

  • Client website development
  • Client mobile site development
  • Search engine marketing, also known as SEM or Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising
  • Social media marketing
  • Business reputation management
  • Text message marketing
  • E-mail marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization, also known as SEO, audits and consulting
  • Deals, discounts and coupons platforms
  • For information on how to obtain a customized marketing plan call Moultrie News publisher Vickey Boyd at 958-7480.

Today, the Moultrie News boasts a news staff of three professionals, including editor Sully Whiteeditor@moultrienews.com,sports reporter Frankie Mansfieldfmansfield@moultrienews.comand copy-editor/reporter Dustin Watersnews@moultrienews.com.

To reach the newsroom, call 958-7482 or e-maileditor@moultrienews.com. To reach a member of the sales team or to inquire about rates for print or online advertising, call 958-7480 or e-mailvboyd@moultrienews.com.

Staff Biographies

Boyd, Vickey

Boyd, Vickey

Publisher, (843) 958-7480,vboyd@moultrienews.com

Vickey Boyd is a country girl raised on butterbeans, sunshine and tomatoes.She grew up playing in the woods and fields with three brothers.A good day on the farm was when she came home to dinner covered in dust and dirt. A bad day was spent in the steamy tobacco fields. Hey, anybody got a plate of butterbeans, fried chicken, with sliced tomatoes and cucumbers? She'll be right over. And right after dinner she can be found around town telling everyone to "read all about it" in East Cooper's very own weekly paper!

Witte, Sully

Witte, Sully

Editor, (843) 958-7482,editor@moultrienews.com

Sully Witte is a Lowcountry girl who believes that salt water cures everything - sweat, tears and the sea. When not working, she can be found on the boat or the dock teaching her eight year old daughter Reeves about the wonders of our coastal paradise. When not playing in the pluff mud she's bee bopping around town, interviewing our illustrious mayor and council members about various town projects. If you see her with a stack of papers as tall as her torso, she's on her way to the office to sift through the ever growing number of weekly police reports which almost always crack a smile on the face of Moultrie News Police Blotter fans. Very rarely will you ever catch her without her phone stuck to her ear and a pair of stillettos on her feet. Ms. Sully Witte has mastered the art of balance - fashionably, personally and professionally.

Waters, Dustin

Waters, Dustin

Copy Editor, (843) 958-7484,news@moultrienews.com

Dustin Waters was born and raised in Macon, Ga., but spent his college years in the most happening town in the Upstate, Clinton, S.C. He's a fan of good books, bad movies, and enjoys playing music when he's not downing coffee and polishing up the latest issue. You'll most likely find him hunkered down in the Moultrie News office, tutoring cadets at The Citadel, or sifting through the stacks at local record stores.

Mansfield, Frankie

Mansfield, Frankie

Sports Reporter, (843) 958-7483,fmansfield@moultrienews.com

Frankie Mansfield is an island boy who believes there are few things in life better than sports. After spending time in the Midlands and Upstate, he has returned to the same Lowcountry fields and courts he was raised on, although his equipment changed from a ball and cleats to a pen and camera. To him, the sweet sound of a ball bouncing off hardwood, or cleats clacking on the floor entering the field, is rivaled only by the waves crashing on his hometown Isle of Palms beaches. When he's not busy covering the next generation of athletes, you can find him on the boat chasing redfish or on the court working to establish his pick-up game legacy. The old adage says there's no place like home, and Frankie couldn't be happier to be back around the teams and games he loves.

A Brief History of our Communities

Mt. Pleasant
P.O. Box 745
100 Ann Edwards Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Telephone: (843) 884-8517

English settlers founded Mt. Pleasant in 1680. Today, the Town of Mt. Pleasant is considered to be the fastest growing municipality in South Carolina. With a current population of approximately 40,000 residents, Mt. Pleasant expects a population close to 70,000 by the year 2015. Neighborhoods range from new developments and planned communities to the Old Village, a National Register district and the original town center. It is an outstanding location, surrounded by beaches the Charleston Harbor, and the salt marshes. Live anywhere in Mt. Pleasant and you will have no more than a 10 to 15 minute drive to the beaches on the Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island. The Mark Clark Expressway (I-526) provides easy access to I-26, which intersects with Interstates 95, 20, 77, 85, and 40. If airport accessibility is important to you, from Mt. Pleasant take I-526 and you should arrive at the Charleston International Airport in about 20 minutes. The East Cooper Airport is a private airport in Mt. Pleasant and accommodates private and corporate aircraft. The town of Mt. Pleasant is a popular tourist destination. There are many fine restaurants, affordable accommodations and historic attractions such as Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, home of the USS Yorktown, Boone Hall Plantation, The Charles Pinckney Historic Site, and the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant.

Sullivan's Island
1610 Middle Street
Sullivan's Island, SC 29482
Telephone: (843)883-3198

The Town of Sullivan's Island, a barrier island north of Charleston Harbor, is comprised of approximately 1700 residents living in 950 homes. These are primarily full or part time citizens that enjoy the relaxed lifestyle of the Island. There are very few short-term rentals and no hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, or other transient lodging. The Town, incorporated in 1817 as Moultrieville, did not allow lean-tos or shacks then as now. At that time lots were required to have a minimum of 1⁄2 acre and the same is true today. Sullivan's Island is unique in that the beachfront lands which have accreted over the years, are owned by the Town and held in perpetual easement by the Lowcountry Open Land Trust. The deed restrictions provide public access to the diverse maritime eco-system and serve to protect the natural environment along the coast. This Island has a long military history of protecting the harbor from invaders and there are many wonderful histories which capture those stories. Remnants of the military are abundant in now privately held military housing; even former fortifications are now single family residences. Many of these historic homes have withstood the test of time and ravaging weather.

Isle of Palms
P.O. Box 508
1207 Palm Boulevard
Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Telephone: (843) 886-6428

The Isle of Palms, an Atlantic barrier island,20 minutes from downtown Charleston, is the perfect family beach, blending approximately 4,300 full-time residents with 20,000 to 50,000 annual visitors. The entire island, 7 miles long and 1 mile wide, incorporated as a municipality in 1953. First inhabited by the Seewee Indians, the island was developed by attorney J.C. Long after World War II as an affordable place where service people could buy homes and raise a family. Some of those orginal families and their descendents are still on the island today. Island restaurants are well-known throughout the lowcountry and include Morgan Creek Grill at the marina, the Seabiscuit for breakfast, and the Windajmmer for cocktails. Shopping is popular in the Front Beach commercial district, and those who fall in love will find rental and real estate businesses. The Wild Dunes resort, named the the third best family resort in the nation by Travel+Leisure magazine in September 2012, is located on 1,500 acres at the northern end of the Isle of Palms. It offers residents and visitors two 18-hole golf courses and numerous pools.

Daniel Island
Daniel Island Property Owners Association (POA)
130 River Landing Drive, Suite 1C
Charleston, SC 29492

Located in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, Daniel Island is one of the nation's most successful and highly regarded master-planned communities of the last decade. The 4,000-acre island – once a private hunting retreat – is a recipient of the Urban Land Institute's prestigious “Awards for Excellence” and a national model for smart growth. Home to a wide array of traditional neighborhoods with a diverse selection of homes, townhomes and condominiums, Daniel Island also offers residents access to hundreds of acres of parks, 23 miles of rivers and creeks and more than 12 miles of leisure trails. Professional tennis and soccer facilities and a private country club featuring two nationally-ranked golf courses provide endless recreational opportunities. The island's downtown is a popular address for a growing array of schools, churches, shops, restaurants, medical offices and other conveniences, as well as a destination for area festivals and special events. POA serves as a communications link between residents, island business owners and the master developer. In addition, the POA enforces the rules and regulations put in place by the Covenants and is responsible for overseeing the maintenance of common island property like parks, leisure trails, swimming pools, boat launch ramps, greenspaces and other community amenities.

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