What's New

- We've returned support for portrait orientation.
- We've made some improvements to videos in our stories.
- Minor styling updates.
- Bug fixes.

App Description

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. Charlotteobserver.com brings you real-time updates on news from Charlotte, Concord, Fort Mill, Monroe, Lake Norman, Gastonia, Mooresville, Hickory, Rock Hill; and from communities like 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.
• Ability to read comments and join the conversation

iPad Screenshots

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The Charlotte Observer app for iPad – Local News, Traffic, Weather & Sports for Mecklenburg, Union, Iredell, York, Cabarrus Counties in NC & SC screenshot 1 The Charlotte Observer app for iPad – Local News, Traffic, Weather & Sports for Mecklenburg, Union, Iredell, York, Cabarrus Counties in NC & SC screenshot 2 The Charlotte Observer app for iPad – Local News, Traffic, Weather & Sports for Mecklenburg, Union, Iredell, York, Cabarrus Counties in NC & SC screenshot 3

App Changes

  • July 11, 2015 New version 5.15.2
  • July 08, 2015 New version 5.15.0
  • April 27, 2015 New version 5.13.0
  • February 17, 2015 New version 5.10.0
  • February 06, 2015 New version 5.9.0
  • November 04, 2014 New version 5.8.0
  • September 28, 2014 New version 5.6.0
  • July 19, 2014 New version 5.4.0
  • June 27, 2014 New version 5.3.0
  • April 07, 2014 New version 4.8.0.0
  • February 16, 2014 New version 4.7.1.0
  • December 17, 2013 New version 4.7.0.0
  • October 29, 2013 New version 1.3.2
  • July 22, 2013 New version 1.3
  • March 27, 2013 New version 1.2
  • March 01, 2013 New version 1.1
  • February 08, 2013 Initial release