To the staff of the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette: Thank you.
The entire Hilton Head Island community owes you a debt of gratitude for your excellent coverage of Hurricane Matthew, which will undoubtedly be one of the most important events in Hilton Head’s history.
Your dedication and professionalism is a reminder to all of us of the critical role that local journalism plays in communities such as Hilton Head.
As the national news media understandably followed the story up the coast, local residents relied on local news media such as the Island Packet to get the news they so desperately needed and desired.
Please keep up the excellent work knowing that your efforts are truly appreciated.
Bryan M. Murtagh