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Charlotte-based crew shoots movie scenes in Cherryville writer, also on the shorts, “Permanence”, and “The Black”, also shot in 2020. Playing the part of the character “Charles Sloan,’ is veteran character actor, Mark Costello. Costello, a St. Louis, MO, native, has been, according to his web site, acting for 28 years, and has appeared not only in the two previously mentioned Lowry film ‘shorts’, but has also appeared in numerous television dramas and soap operas, as well as many syndicated dramas and theatrical productions. Lowry is utilizing Blackbox Studios, who bills themselves on their web site as “Charlotte’s premier still-photography production company”. The company noted they have been “…making movies for over a decade and can boast a team comprised of members with “20-plus years of experience in the commercial photography industry”. Additionally, they offer what they term a “wide variety” of equipment needed to facilitate a “shoot”, such as digital cameras, mics, booms, and other photography-related and film making

Movie, “Charles Sloan” written, directed by Huntersville native by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor michael@cfmedia.info

Recent re-appointee to the Cherryville ABC Board, James Russell Beam, speaks to the City Council on Tuesday, Sept. 29, as he prepared to present a check for $10,000 to the City of Cherryville. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media)

James R. Beam reappointed to ABC Board Presents $10,000 check from ABC to City at work session by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor michael@cfmedia.info

The Cherryville City Council voted at last Tuesday’s regular work session

to unanimously reappoint James Russell Beam to the Cherryville ABC Board. Beam, a longtime businessman, spoke briefly at the Council work session, thanking them for his reappointment, and also presenting them with a $10,000 check, given in addition to a previous check for $25,000 See BEAM, Page 6

Folks driving down Main Street on Monday, Sept. 28, probably noticed what looked like a mini-Hollywood movie set and its crew shooting footage on Main Street. If so, they wouldn’t be far from wrong as that was exactly what was happening. Writer, director, and producer Franklin Michael Lowry and a crew from Charlotte-based Blackbox Studios were shooting scenes for an upcoming movie, tentatively titled, “Charles Sloan”, in front of Home Folks’ Café, as well as up and down the block in general. The crew and Mr. Lowry also shot some footage in Kings Mountain, according to the Chamber’s Mary Beth Tackett. In addition to writing and directing “Charles Sloan”, Mr. Lowry is a director and

Cameraman Scott Clinton, of Blackbox Studios starts filming a scene for the Franklin Lowry movie “Charles Sloan” in downtown Cherryville, in front of Home Folk’s Café, as actor Mark Costello starts in motion. (photo by MEP/The Eagle/CF Media) equipment and ephemera. Movie director and writer, Franklin Lowry took a few minutes out of

his busy shooting schedule to answer a few questions for the Eagle, noting, “I’ve See MOVIE, Page 6

What does North Carolina’s Phase 3 reopening look like? Some “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ’s) for citizens regarding Executive Order No. 169 by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor michael@cfmedia.info

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YMCA’s “STRONG Challenge” officially begins Mon., Oct. 19 Theme of “Getting Stronger Every Day” is important to making positive life changes by MICHAEL E. POWELL Editor michael@cfmedia.info

Gaston County YMCA CEO Sharon Padgett and “Y” spokesperson Molly

D’Avria, of the Gaston County Family YMCA, are on a Padgett, mission – Sharon Gaston County to issue a YMCA CEO challenge to every person in Gaston County who wants to live healthier. In a recent media release, D’Avria noted the YMCA is inviting members of the public as well as their own

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members, to join a free challenge to reenergize spirit, mind and body. On Monday, Oct. 5, they asked the public if they were, “Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired in these COVID19 times?” For those who answered a resounding “yes” to that question, Padgett and D’Avria said, “The Gaston County Family YMCA invites all in the community to participate See YMCA, Page 6

media release with an attached document was sent to all media outlets to help them with guidance for implementing Executive Order No. 169 for all NC citizens. According to the information in the release and FAQ document, under the terms of that Executive Order, North Carolina moved into Phase 3 of easing restrictions as of Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 at 5 p.m. Some of those “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) and their answers can be found below. As per the media release, in addition, individuals should check with their local governments to determine whether additional restrictions have been imposed in their local jurisdictions to limit the spread of COVID19. Please keep in mind and be aware, as pertains to the order and its state-wide

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implementation, the information contained herein is subject to change in light of new Centers for Disease Control guidance, and/or additional executive orders or local government declarations. As per the media release information, here are the “FAQs” as related to the Governor’s Executive Order on Phase 3’s reopening rules: When did this Order take effect? The Order took effect on Oct. 2, 2020 at 5 p.m., and is effective until Oct. 23, 2020 at 5 p.m. What are the major changes under this Order? Under this Order: • Bars’ outdoor seating areas may reopen, subject to reduced capacity limits and other restrictions. Indoor bar areas remain closed. • Music halls, night clubs, lounges, adult entertainment, venues for live performances, arenas with spectators, and theaters WHERE GUESTs ARE SEATED may reopen, subject to reduced capacity limits for outdoor spaces and subject to the mass gathering limit (25 guests/facility) for indoor spaces. • The outdoor areas of amusement parks may re-

open, subject to reduced capacity limits and other restrictions. • Movie theaters may reopen, subject to reduced capacity limits and other restrictions. • Meeting spaces in hotels, conference centers, meeting halls, and reception venues may host receptions, meetings and other functions, subject to reduced capacity limits and other restrictions. • Gaming establishments may reopen, subject to reduced capacity limits. • Very large outdoor facilities with a capacity of more than 10,000 guests may reopen at 7 percent of the facility’s total seating capacity, if they meet certain requirements. What remains the same under Phase 3? • The Mass Gathering limit remains at 25 indoors and 50 outdoors. • Indoor seating areas in bars remain closed. • Indoor rides at amusement parks remain closed. • Fitness and exercise facilities remain open, subject to reduced capacity limits and other requirements. • Restaurants remain subject to capacity limits and other requirements for See PHASE 3, Page 2

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