Sandlapper, the Magazine of South Carolina, was established in 1968 by the Lexington lawyer Robert P. Wilkins, Sr. and his wife Rose. Concerned about South Carolina’s image, Wilkins began promoting the state’s beauty, citizens, and history through the magazine.

The first issue appeared in January 1968 with a portrait of Governor James F. Byrnes on the cover. Robert P. Wilkins and Delmar L. Roberts were editors from 1968 through 1972. Wilkins continued the magazine until 1973, when he ceased his activity. It was continued by others until 1982, when it was merged with Tarheel, a North Carolina magazine, to form Carolina Lifestyle. That magazine ceased publication in 1983.

Wilkins revived Sandlapper in 1990 as a glossy, bimonthly magazine, publishing it through RPW Publishing Company. In 1991, Wilkins began publishing the magazine twice a year in a hard-back format. A year later, he returned to the softcover format and began printing it quarterly. In 1994 Sandlapper Society, Inc., was formed to publish the magazine as a nonprofit, advertising-free publication. The society’s mission was to educate readers about South Carolina’s people, places, history, and culture.

The final issue of the magazine was Winter 2011/Spring 2012, and Robert P. Wilkins, Sr. passed away in 2013. Sandlapper uses a variety of South Carolina photographers and writers to showcase the best of the state. Columns about restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts, and recipes are included with articles about towns, counties, history, and trends.

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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1979-12)
    This December 1979 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 12, Number 12. Selected articles include: Charleston Interiors, Muffins, Winter Birds of the Carolinas, and Columbia and Wofford Colleges: ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1979-11)
    This November 1979 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 12, Number 11. Selected articles include: Reflections of a Southern Heritage, First Look: Two Poems from James Dickey's Strength of ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1979-10)
    This October 1979 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 12, Number 10. Selected articles include: Aiken's Architectural Eloquence, The State Fair's Special Magic, Crockpot Soups and Sandwiches, ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1979-09)
    This September 1979 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 12, Number 9. Selected articles include: September Chores, Taking the Highway with their Carolina Love Song, Woodstove Winters, and ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1979-08)
    This August 1979 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 12, Number 8. Selected articles include: The Skirl of the Pipes, The Southern 500, Basic Mix Breads and Rolls, and Renovating the Older ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1979-07)
    This July 1979 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 12, Number 7. Selected articles include: Greenville's Museum: Structured as a Work of Art, Sandlapper Summer Travel Supplement, Iris Eyes ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1979-06)
    This June 1979 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 12, Number 6. Selected articles include: Daylilies - From Spring to Autumn, Georgetown - Its Harbor and Homes, Renovation of Older Homes - ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1979-05)
    This May 1979 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 12, Number 5. Selected articles include: James F. Byrnes - Centennial, Renovating an Older Home, Spoleto at Charleston, and Brunch Get-Togethers.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1979-04)
    This April 1979 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 12, Number 4. Selected articles include: Firebird - The Ballet, Readying the Summer Garden, USS Laffey, and Remembrances of Columbia.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1979-03)
    This March 1979 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 12, Number 3. Selected articles include: Fire-Talker, Eating Your Way Through South Carolina, The House Where The General Stayed, and ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1979-02)
    This February 1979 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 12, Number 2. Selected articles include: Recipe for Doves, Ornamentals, Go Nuts - With Pecans, and 1979: The Year of the Child - Celebration ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1979-01)
    This January 1979 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 12, Number 1. Selected articles include: Circuit in the Sun, Begin with Begonias, The Barn, and Democracy in Action.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1978-12)
    This December 1978 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 11, Number 12. Selected articles include: Christmas Greenery, A Versatile Dish - Turkey, Messiahed to Death, and Christmas Under Lake Murray.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1978-11)
    This November 1978 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 11, Number 11. Selected articles include: Briarwood, Be Winter-Ready, The Colonial Cup, and Tailgating.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1978-10)
    This October 1978 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 11, Number 10. Selected articles include: Extra, Autumn Color, Just Dropping In, and Open Sesame.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1978-09)
    This September 1978 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 11, Number 9. Selected articles include: Lake City Vintage, Clemson's Blue Cheese, ETV Shows Off, and Say Cheese!
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1978-08)
    This August 1978 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 11, Number 8. Selected articles include: Saturday Night Fever - Dirt-Track Style, Life With a Dead Language, A Touch of the Tropics, and ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1978-07)
    This July 1978 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 11, Number 7. Selected articles include: Special Feature: Summer Pleasures, and South Carolina Heritage: The South Carolina Inter-State and ...
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1978-06)
    This June 1978 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 11, Number 6. Selected articles include: Peaches in Carolina, Fashion: Santee-Cooper Style, Peachy Keen, and Bluffton: Peace.
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    Sandlapper Press, Inc. (South Carolina State Library, 1978-05)
    This May 1978 issue of the Sandlapper : the magazine of South Carolina is Volume 11, Number 5. Selected articles include: Mrs. Summers' Thanksgiving House, In a Pickle, Wild About Flowers, and She Takes a Pound or Two of Clay.

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