Starting Dec. 19, The Charlotte Observer and Raleigh’s News & Observer will institute a metered pay wall requiring readers to purchase an online subscription after reading a set number of free online stories each month. McClatchy, which owns the two newspapers, also owns The State in Columbia, The Herald in Rock Hill and The Sun in Myrtle Beach. The company plans to place pay walls on all its websites. qnotes plans to remain free both in print and online.

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Matt Comer

Matt Comer previously served as editor from October 2007 through August 2015 and as a staff writer afterward in 2016.