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Facing a pile of pandemic plastic, Charlotte company creates more eco-friendly PPE

BioGown is manufactured and composted in North Carolina, with hopes of tackling the single-use plastic problem. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Most environmentalists would say there was a plastic waste problem before the pandemic, but with an increased need for personal protective gear and single-use packaging for sanitary reasons, researchers estimate the need has grown even more.…
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Matthews commissioner using TikTok to reach young voters

Ken McCool, the youngest elected official in North Carolina, has turned his focus to Tik Tok as a way to engage young voters in local politics. MATTHEWS, N.C. — TikTok is a popular app among millennials and Gen Z, with its funny videos, dancing and sketches serving as a fun escape for so many people. …