News & Observer charges a buck for Olympics preview

A Romenesko reader from the Raleigh area writes:

I was interested (and, admittedly, pretty steamed) to see a blurb hidden on 2A of today’s News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) announcing that on Thursday, July 26 the paper will publish an Olympics preview, and Thursday subscribers will be charged a dollar for it — whether they like it or not. No instructions on how to opt out, no explanation of why there’s an extra charge for something the paper’s always included in its regular price previously.

I’ve invited executive editor John Drescher to respond.