It was recently reported that a company co-owned by N.C. Sen. Kay Hagan’s husband had been the recipient of stimulus money.

A story from WBTV in Charlotte expanded on that, reporting that a state agency had recommended “further legal review” of the stimulus grant. The Charlotte Observer published the WBTV story on the paper’s website. The story at both sites later disappeared.

The Observer explained why they pulled the story (cached version here).

Why was the story pulled? Many questions remain:

As-yet unexplained: