Saturday, September 1, 2012

Click here for your free copy of today's Charlotte Observer

Want to see today’s printed newspaper? Do that here this week -- for free.

Through Friday, we are offering our popular e-edition of the Charlotte Observer at no charge. Get it on your computer, iPad or smartphone.

PC users go to:
Mobile users go to

IPad users download our iPad app at the Apple Store.

The e-edition looks exactly like the printed Observer, only it arrives digitally. I read the Observer this way on an iPad three or four times a week. It’s very user-friendly. We’ve arranged for you to link to it easily from the home page of

Why the free offer now? Because tighter security measures for the Democratic National Convention could, at times, delay the delivery of the printed Observer.

Our offices are within blocks of the convention. That’s great for news coverage. But we’ve also learned that our delivery trucks will be slowed by security checkpoints next Tuesday through Friday. As a result, some papers may arrive later than usual those days.

We apologize for this inconvenience. As a help, we are offering all readers free access to our printed newspaper, via the Web.

The free access remains in effect daily through Friday. (To report e-edition problems, please call 704-358-5980.)

When you link to the e-edition, you will read the latest possible edition of the newspaper. This could be especially helpful during DNC week because much of the convention will unfold after our early edition deadlines.

So, if either the paper or the news is late, we hope this helps.


Larry Comrades said...

We love free things. Thanks for making it so during our DNC.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this! I'm working uptown during the DNC and I have to be at the office way before my paper is delivered. Now I can enjoy the Observer online!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much....
I had no idea an e-edition of the paper was available.. A friend of mine from Raleigh had the e-edition on her iPad and I loved it and said, "oh, I wish we had that in Charlotte!" I even did a search on the online edition of the paper and couldn't find it, so I figured we were just behind Raleigh!
Glad to know this is available for the CO readers!

Anonymous said...

Hysterical over reaction is the defining characteristic of modern America.

Remember when we were "the land of the free and the home of the brave"?

Now we are the land of the surveiled and the home of the frightened.

Anonymous said...

Did you run a story on the Obama sand sculpture being damaged by the rain and wind?

Is this true?

Anonymous said...

Only thank you comments will get published. Thank you for publishing this thank you and not those who make your paper look bad.

Anonymous said...

Free paper? I would just like to get the paper I paid for!!! It's hit or moss lately if I get my paper at all!

Rick Thames said...

The customer service number to call for newspaper delivery is 800-532-5250. If you are a subscriber, and your paper is missing at this hour, please do report it.
Regarding the sand sculpture of President Obama, it is our understanding that it, indeed, experienced a bit of an 'erosion' problem. We are checking on it. Thanks for the tip. We'd love more. Email us at or call us at 704-358-5040. Thanks!