Now it looks like the news is staring to dribble out. Yesterday Cision's Media Update had this little tidbit:
Metro Columnist Mary Curtis and Education Reporter Kinea White Epps are no longer with the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer. Since joining the staff in 1994, Curtis had also served as features editor there, and previously worked as a news and features editor for The New York Times since 1985.Stand by.
UPDATE: From comments:
Kinea White Epps was with the Raleigh News & Observer.
Charlotte Observer aims to eliminate 9 percent of its workforce