The Charlotte Observer News

The Charlotte Observer News

By The McClatchy Company

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-12-16
  • Current Version: 9.3.4
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 128.63 MB
  • Developer: The McClatchy Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
Score: 4.2
From 2,549 Ratings


Connect wherever you are to The Charlotte Observer for news from around the Carolinas. Get the latest local and breaking news from the seven-county region of Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus, York, Iredell, Gaston and Catawba. The Charlotte Observer reports on the local topics you care about, including banking, politics, education, weather, traffic, crime, sports, arts and entertainment, food, faith, health, and national news. The Charlotte Observer brings you real-time updates on news from Charlotte, Concord, Fort Mill, Monroe, Lake Norman, Gastonia, Mooresville, Hickory and Rock Hill, and from communities such as Ballantyne, University City, Mint Hill, Steele Creek and more. Are you a Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets or NASCAR fan? Are you a 49er, Tar Heel or Blue Devil? Do you get excited for the Friday night lights of high school football? Our app will keep you connected to your favorite teams and favorite sports writers. The Charlotte Observer covers North Carolina and South Carolina like no other media in our area. Wherever you go, stay connected to news that’s important to you. Features of the app include: • Breaking news alerts and real-time updates. • Local and national video from dozens of news sources, including Observer staff. • Stunning photo galleries of news coverage and events. • Charlotte Observer opinions, editorials and columns you love. • Local and national obituaries. • Ability to share stories and galleries on Facebook, Twitter or by email. • An app-native eEdition of the printed newspaper, including 60 additional pages in the ExtraExtra section. Read our Privacy policy here: Read our Terms of Service here: For California Residents: To learn more about managing your sharing preferences and Do Not Sell My Info rights visit



  • Notifications often go nowhere!

    By oldbro2
    When a breaking news or time sensitive alert pops up on my iPhone, I’m often eager to read the content. Sometimes I’m just of luck. Please link to article referenced! Sometimes the content is visible off the top level page, and sometimes, well I am out of luck. Sad that the Observer is only a backup for local news instead of my first choice like back in the day. Small things matter.
  • Top and bottom navigation options have disappeared

    By Charnews42
    Page navigation on the e-edition no longer available after the latest update, even if you close the annoying ad at the bottom. The only way to exit the edition is to close the app and start again.
  • Unreliable

    By Orgdevpro
    Observer cuts me off access. Hangs up on me by phone. Is unavailable by text. App runs around in circles. Observer is not worth the aggravation. If they cared at all, hire someone to test the services they THINK they provide!
  • Thank you! Update!

    By JuggDj
    The new app looks incredible! The layout, the colors, excellent. Us old folks that have IPhone 8 running iOS 15.5 still can’t load the feed. But it’s all good! Thank You for all that you do! Thank you for the new update! Apple’s Private Relay(Beta)Fix! I appreciate you!!!
  • Error fetching feeds

    By death by papercut
    This is easily the worst app I have ever tried to use. Sure, it’s swell to get news notifications on my phone, but when I click them to read I get nothing but spinning. Home feed doesn’t work and never has. Have tried clearing cache, deleting the app and reinstalling, praying to the Spaghetti Monster…you name it. I just want to read the f’n news. I’m going to delete the app again and rely on WCNC notifications for local news, because this is pointless. Get a grip, Mcclatchy - when even the Gaston Gazette can put out a better app than you can, you’ve got issues!
  • Badly needs updating

    By Papaboohboohbabypoohpooh
    The app is pretty clunky. Is seems like anytime I click a link in any article to read another article that it is referring to I am always asked to sign up for a subscription or continue to log in. The thing is that I am already a paid subscriber and obviously logged in. Also they repeat the same article over and over to inflate the appearance of their reporting. Come on gang, get it together.
  • Horrible Update

    By aaronatl
    Update: Still the worst news app I have. I get popups with “breaking news,” click on the popup, and then it slowly loads the app homepage. Never goes to said article. Edit: Still one star. I reinstalled as requested, and it’s still horrible. I was also asked to contact them, which I did not do. Not sure how any outreach would fix a bad app. Pop ups do not open when tapped on. App freezes for no reason. I appreciate the need for updates, but this was not tested well before rollout.
  • Poor

    By oknews
    Half the time the app does not open. I have to resort to reading the e-edition by the web address.
  • Not polished

    By CLTWildcat
    You click on a story, start reading, and in five seconds the app jumps back to the home page. No app update in four months- they aren’t even trying. No wonder newspapers are hemorrhaging subscribers.
  • It is nothing but a series of wait icons for $100+ per month

    By djfjdjrbrnrbenjrfd
    Seriously, nothing happens with having to wait. You can see the text you paid for behind the icon, but you have to wait and wait.



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