Mar 14, 2024 - News

ğŸ—ž Differing TikTok opinions + other speed reads

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

🤳 Congressman Jeff Jackson, who is known for his viral TikTok, voted in favor of the bill that could lead to a ban of the app. (X)

  • U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop, who is running against Jackson in the state attorney general race, voted against the bill, saying it infringes on the First Amendment. (X)

💵 Charlotte is one of 25 U.S. cities that Bloomberg Philanthropies has selected for a $200 million investment to reduce their emissions. (Axios)

  • The funding could go toward projects like building affordable, energy-efficient housing, or increasing the availability of electric vehicles and charging stations.

ğŸŽï¸ BetMGM will have its name on a Charlotte NASCAR race and festival this Memorial Day weekend. (Axios)

✂️ Stanley Black & Decker is closing a Fort Mill manufacturing facility this year to cut costs and consolidate its footprint. The decision impacts about 200 workers. (CBJ 🔒)

❌ Nearly 1,000 Family Dollar stores are closing. (Axios)

  • Why it matters: Family Dollar is one of the most successful businesses to come out of Charlotte. Billionaire Leon Levine, who died last year, started the company in 1959 on Central Avenue and sold it in 2015 to competitor Dollar Tree. (Axios)

ğŸŽ° Gov. Roy Cooper placed his first North Carolina sports bet on the Hurricanes winning the Stanley Cup. (YouTube)

  • Cooper says he'll donate any winnings to the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation, which helps children's charities.
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