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Charlotte Observer cuts 25 positions

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

The Charlotte Observer, McClatchy’s largest newspaper in the Carolina, announced the elimination of 25 positions today.

The cuts are involuntary and will include 11 full-time positions in the newsroom. Departing employees will receive buyout packages, the newspaper said.

Publisher Ann Culkins blamed declining revenue and “a difficult local economy.”

Earlier this month, McClatchy announced layoffs of more than 85 people at its newspapers in Raleigh, Sacramento, Columbia, S.C., Fort Worth, Texas, and Anchorage, Alaska.