After first implementing and turning off paid access restriction to the joint Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette website earlier this year for non-regional visitors, the paper is revisiting a paid-access strategy.
Writing in an editorial space, Publisher Sara Johnson Borton states that a "digital access program" is due to begin soon.
Visitors will be prompted to log in to their subscriber account after viewing 15 articles in a 30-day period.
A print subscription to The Island Packet and Gazette currently costs $12.75 a month, that cost will rise to $15 and include online access. An online only subscription will cost $6.75.
Print subscription costs will also likely rise a small amount.
The McClatchy newspaper family — to which The Island Packet and Gazette belong — has said that many of its papers will be instituting such paid-access restrictions.
The company wrote in July: "We will offer readers a combined print and digital subscription package that will include access to web, certain mobile and replica editions for a relatively small increase to print home-delivery rates. We'll also offer online-only digital subscriptions to users after they read a certain number of pages."
Ad revenue from web visitors has generally been far less than print readers.