Each week, the Fort Mill Times brings you the news and information you need to be informed about your community. We take pride in being your best source for local news, both in our print product and online. Although we have greatly expanded our digital efforts, we have not charged for this content.
But as the way we do business has evolved, it is time for our business model to do the same. Beginning Feb. 14, the Fort Mill Times will join its sister publications, the Lake Wylie Pilot, (York/Clover) Enquirer-Herald and The (Rock Hill) Herald, as among more than 300 newspapers across the country which charge for access to online content.
Online access to the Fort Mill Times, Lake Wylie Pilot, Enquirer-Herald and The Herald will be combined into a digital subscription package.
If you are a digital subscriber to The Herald, you are already set up to access the Fort Mill Times, and none of this applies to you.
The digital package includes unlimited online access to the weekly Fort Mill Times, Lake Wylie Pilot and Enquirer-Herald and the daily The Herald.
The digital subscription also will include:
• Unlimited access to the e-edition, or electronic replica, of The Herald, The Fort Mill Times, The Lake Wylie Pilot and the (York/Clover) Enquirer-Herald on your personal computer and devices such as your iPad. With our e-edition, articles, photographs even ads and comic strips can be emailed, printed and saved from your desktop, laptop or tablet device. You can access the newspaper seven days a week while away on vacation or business.
• Access to previous e-editions of The Herald as well as the Fort Mill Times, Lake Wylie Pilot and Enquirer-Herald.
• Unlimited access to news on the mobile platform of The Herald.
• People in a household can share one account, including on up to 5 mobile devices.
This digital subscription is available at 99 cents for the first month on a trial basis and $7.95 per month after that. Those who pay a year in advance get a discounted rate of $79.95 per year.
The complimentary home delivery of your Fort Mill Times will remain unchanged.
If you choose not to become a digital subscriber, you will have limited online access to our publications. You will be able to access each web sites home page, its section front pages and obituaries and up to a total of 15 stories across all four web sites.
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and one of our staff will be happy to respond. Or, call 1-877-421-6397 and select Option 0.
Jennifer BecknellGeneral Manager