The Charlotte Observer

The Charlotte Observer

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The Charlotte Observer was privately owned until the Knights bought it in 1954 for $7.225 million. Three years later, the Knights also acquired the afternoon Charlotte News, for $1 million. A new building opened in 1971 and helped spur a wave of uptown development that continues today. In 1974, the Knight and Ridder newspaper corporations merged. The Charlotte Observer joined McClatchy in 2006 with McClatchy's purchase of Knight Ridder.
The Charlotte Observer reflects the region. The Observer heavily covers development and schools -- factors strongly affected by rampant growth in the city and the region -- and continues deep coverage of the area's traditional interests: banking, business, industry, religion and stock-car racing. The paper tackles controversial economic and social issues and is innovative in creating new products. The staff has won four Pulitzer Prizes, including two Gold Medals ...

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2016-05-06 14:51:57

The kind of nonsense we have to deal w/ here from the Charlotte Observer. #ncpol #hb2 #ncga http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/editorial-cartoons/kevin-siers/article75884322.html …pic.twitter.com/gCjO9KMoBU

2016-05-06 14:59:02

Are they owned by the N&O?

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