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What's New

Version 7.1.0

We fixed some bugs that caused articles to be cut off and not display in full.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1K Ratings
1K Ratings

Digital disaster

Fixtrot Alpha

We subscribe because we like to read the paper - on paper. We do not subscribe so the carrier may deliver when he/she wishes, forcing us to read the paper online. If we were regularly to read it online, we would not need the print edition. And in fact we are not really sure we need the print edition anymore anyway, since more and more print edition copy has already appeared online by the time we see it in print.

Also what happened to your commitment to the communities you serve? Who in Raleigh cares to read extensively about Charlotte or even Durham? We subscribe to the Raleigh paper. Give us coverage of Raleigh - thorough coverage, including arts and culture in our city - and not just bus-&-truck shows and presentations by your remaining big advertisers. Service should be the name of your game.

subscription login does not work


The News & Observer does local and state news really well, but this app needs some work. The new and much-highlighted subscription login system does not work—I enter my digital subscription info, and it can’t find it. I try to get a new password, and I am told I don’t have an account. I tap for customer support, nothing happens. When introducing a new feature like this, please make sure it actually works before releasing it the day before a holiday. At least I haven’t had any issues actually reading articles, even though I can’t log in...

“Breaking News” ?!?


“Breaking News” has a freakishly huge definition nowadays, and this app and its push notification has managed to expand it even more. I understand there’s a toggle option to turn off push notifications entirely, but I still want to be aware of local “Breaking News” (the narrower version). Maybe a great solution would an option to select specific notification topics within the app (Ex: the option to turn off the three notifications that UNC men’s basketball beat Pitt... huzzah?!).


McClatchy Interactive
65.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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