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Charlotte Observer moves from downtown presses

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Sunday's edition of The Charlotte Observer was the last printed in Uptown Charlotte. Sunday's edition of The Charlotte Observer was the last printed in Uptown Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

The last newspaper has rolled off The Charlotte Observer's presses at the paper's downtown Charlotte officers.

The newspaper reports it will now print at a plant in the northeastern part of the city that also prints the Wall Street Journal.

The Charlotte Observer has printed downtown for 87 years. But publisher Ann Caulkins says the new presses are more efficient, faster and can print more color pages.

The Observer talked to Dow Jones & Co. for several years before buying the presses for an undisclosed amount. The Observer's new press will continue to print the Wall Street Journal.

The newspaper held a party Friday to say goodbye to the three-story high machines that are anchored into bedrock below the building.

Sunday's edition was the last printed in Uptown Charlotte.

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