The Charlotte Observer News

The Charlotte Observer News

By The McClatchy Company

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2010-12-16
  • Current Version: 9.1.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 148.05 MB
  • Developer: The McClatchy Company
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.22898
From 2,533 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



  • 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.
  • Error Fetching Feeds!!!

    By JuggDj
    Still no real time updates on IPhones! Home page non existent. If you have an iPhone 8 or earlier, sadly this app is not for you. You will get error fetching feed on the home page with all the updates on iOS, uninstalled/installed, etc. 10 & above you have a beautiful app! I have a friend with a 13 & the app looks amazing. I don’t have a 13. I have a 8. Love the Observer, since the update it doesn’t work for us old folks. Thank You for all the years. I’ve canceled my subscription!
  • 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.
  • Notifications load too slow

    By Darrell Lucus
    Whenever I get notifications about stories, it takes forever and a day for the story to load. A news site is not supposed to function like this. Deleted into this is fixed. 13 Mini with iOS 15.
  • App doesn’t load with iCloud private relay enabled

    By munzchristopher
    Ever since Apple released iCloud private relay for iOS 15 the app never loads if iCloud private relay is enabled. This is super annoying having to turn off the feature just to use the Charlotte Observer app. Please fix to bug in the app.
  • Content doesn’t load

    By College'r
    Content doesn’t load
  • Killed the app with a refresh

    By stannc
    Their latest refresh of the app made it useless. Pages don’t load and when they do, the front pages of the app has stories that are months old. It’s like they forgot that the app exists. Update: clear browser cache, they said. Installed on a brand new iPhone, cleared the cache, and I got “error fetching feed”. Everything else on the internet works fine. As far as old articles, whatever is being used as a date index isn’t working. Some of the articles seem to be undated in the database, so they never age off. A clear sign of that is articles that say “0 months ago” in the caption. Phone models: iPhone XS with iOS 14.8, iPhone 13 with iOS 15.
  • Good content. Terrible App

    By Pen Wine
    Given the challenges of local journalism in the digital age, I really enjoy the content of the Observer and feel Charlotte is lucky to have it. But speaking of the digital age, the app itself is very poor. Half of the time it goes into an “infinite load”, just sitting there spinning. About one out of four times it hangs up. Notifications of new articles arrive before they are even loaded in the app. Beta versions of apps generally are better than the execution of this app. If McClatchy wants to survive in the digital age, it better deliver a better app. (Note: I am a paying subscriber.)



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