Fannie Flono, Associate Editor at The Charlotte Observer, is retiring this month after 30 years at the paper. She spent 20 years as an editorial writer and columnist. In a note to staff, Editorial Page, Editor Taylor Batten wrote "Fannie has been a leading voice in this
community on a variety of issues, with public education and poverty among those about which she has been most passionate."
Fannie also is a past president of Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists.
The Observer is holding a public farewell for Fannie from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, September 22 in the lobby of the Observer, 600 S. Tryon Street.
Congratulations Fannie! Your CAABJ family loves you and wish you the very best in your retirement.