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Carolina Impact Season 6 Episode 21


– [Announcer] This is a
production of PBS Charlotte. (ominous music) American Graduate
Getting to Work is made possible by the Corporation for
Public Broadcasting. – [Amy] Just ahead
on Carolina Impact. – [Jeff] Welcome to the job site that’s also a classroom. I’m Jeff Sonier, stick around. We’ll talk about the
brick masonry program where high school kids
are learning and earning. – [Amy] You’ve heard one person can make a huge difference. We’ll introduce you to
a woman doing just that. – [Interviewee] It doesn’t
matter who you are, where you come from,
where you’re going, she just wants to
help you get there. – [Amy] And, you’ll
meet a Charlotte man who seems to have
superpowers on the court, and he’s got the
nickname to go with it. – [Charlie] They call
me Hookshot Charlie. – [Amy] Carolina Impact
starts right now. (upbeat music) [Announcer] Carolina Impact. Covering the issues,
people, and places that impact you. This is Carolina Impact. (upbeat music) – Good evening, thanks
so much for joining us, I’m Amy Burkett. The end of senior year
for Charlotte area high schools means
prepping for finals, looking for summer jobs, maybe getting ready for college. But some seniors are also
leaving after 4 years with skills that promise
good-paying careers staring as soon as they get
that high school diploma. Tonight, as part of our American Graduate
Getting to Work series, reporter Jeff Sonier
looks at how schools are partnering with the
construction industry to teach those skills
in the classroom and beyond.
– Yeah, sometimes a classroom isn’t a classroom at
all, like this job site where they’re laying the
foundation for a new house. It’s a crew of
professional brick masons and one high school student
who’s learning the trade of masonry from
the professionals. ♪ All in all it was just
a brick in the wall ♪ – [Jeff] Rogen Smith isn’t
just building a wall. He’s building a career. ♪ All in all it was just
bricks in the wall ♪ He’s been learning brick masonry since age 16, now
laying brick at age 17. Leaving school after
class every day and heading out to the job site. So yeah, Rogen Smith
isn’t your typical senior here at Forest View
High in Gastonia. – [Rogen] A lot of
people ar surprised that I know what I wanna do
whenever I get out already. I kinda have my life planned. I mean, after I graduate,
I’ll just work here, hopefully move up
in the company soon. – [Jeff] The company is
McGee Brothers in Monroe, teaching teens like Rogen
how to be brick masons, then offering them full
time jobs as brick masons after they get their
high school diplomas, and also their
state certification: sort of their brick
layer’s diploma. – [Senior Brick Layer]
We’d like to present you with your certificate
of completion for the pre-apprentice program. Congratulations young man, I hope you have a wonderful
career in masonry. – [Rogan] Thank you. – [Jeff] It’s all
part of a state-wide high school training
opportunity sponsored by the North Carolina Masonry
Contractors Association. – [Rogen] I actually
started talking to some real brink
masons out there. – [Jeff] Rogen discovered
the masonry program at a high school career day. Before then, he was
planning to join the Marines after graduation. – [Rogen] I had no interest
in doing anything else. I started really
liking to lay brick. That’s when I really
kinda started thinking about doing that. I mean, a lot of my
friends work after school or on the weekends
and stuff, but not many of them leave
early from school to go to work and especially
know what they wanna do and are already doin’
it after they graduate. – [Jeff] And Rogen
isn’t just learning, he’s also earning
$14 an hour part time in a trade that ZipRecruiter
says, here in Charlotte, averages almost $50,000
a year full time. – [Rogen] I like the
fact that, you know, whenever you get done
building something, you know it’s there
forever, permanent. I think of it as a kind of art. I mean, not everybody
can go out and do this. I just like, I guess, the pride that you feel after you get done doing something, making
something permanent that looks good. – [Ryan] So, it’d be
like taking an elective at school, except
you’re on the job getting paid,
learning the skill, learning the trade
that can sustain you the rest of your life. – [Jeff] Ryan Shaver
oversees the high school masonry training programs
here in North Carolina. In fact, he graduated from one when he was in high school. And Shaver says, what’s
good for the teams in the masonry programs
is also good for business. – [Shaver] When they
complete this program, they get another
high school credit, so it’d be like taking
an elective at school, except you’re on the
job, getting paid, learning the skill,
learning the trade, that can sustain you
the rest of your life. It gives them a good jumpstart,
especially in their pay and what they’ve learned
in their knowledge and skill on the job. So they’re job-ready when
they leave high school. ♪ All in all it was all
just bricks in the wall ♪ – [Jeff] Jarrett Ennis
was job-ready 2 years ago, when he graduated from
Central Cabarrus High School and from the career
apprentice program there. Now, Jarrett works at
Griffin Masonry in Mint Hill, building homes. An apprentice brick
layer moving up the career ladder there. – [Jarrett] It’s not hard
once you start to get you know, the fundamentals down and you’ve just gotta
be willing to work. It’s a great, great job. I enjoy doing it. I improved tremendously. When I started, I
could only lay 5 brick every minute. Now, I’ve more
than tripled that. And, I’m more proud of my work, it looks more professional and, like I said earlier, you
can’t tell the difference between a professional and me. And I can drive down
the street and say, hey, I built that. – [Ryan] Well,
he’s 19 years old, you saw his skillset
today, its phenomenal. So, just what he’s learned
in the short amount of time, he’ll be a master mason
in the next 4 or 5 years. He’s skilled, he can go
anywhere in this country and get a job if he wanted to. – [Jeff] Shaver adds
the masonry program is open to all students,
boys and girls, at the schools
where it’s offered. It’s not here in
Charlotte, Mecklenburg, at least, not yet,
but there are programs in all the counties
surrounding Charlotte, where lots of construction
means lots of jobs. ♪ All in all it was just
a brick in the wall ♪ – [Jeff] For teens
looking for something a little different from
their high school years, you know, something they
can build on, literally. – [Jarrett] I’m
different in a way. I wanna achieve a lot
more and show, you know, the rest of this world that
I can achieve something, and not just, you
know, stand around and hold my hand out and
expect something to come to me. You gotta earn it in this world. Nothin’ just comes to
you for free, you know. – [Jeff] By the way, not
everybody who finishes this brick masonry program
goes right into the field, some of them go on to
college with the credit that they earned in high
school from the program. Not to mention, a
pretty valuable skill they can use in the future. Amy?
– Thanks so much, Jeff. North Carolina’s
masonry training program starts in the classroom at
85 different high schools state-wide. Students get additional
high school credit by advancing in the
pre-apprenticeship program, where they work at actual
job sites after school, on weekends, school breaks,
and during the summer. Those pre-apprenticeship
students are also guaranteed to make at least
$12 an hour while they work. Well, minimum wage
here in North Carolina is just $7.50 an hour. Sounds like a good gig to me. Well, we all have people
who influence our lives, especially while growing up. They may be parents,
teachers or coaches, and they can change the
trajectory of a life. Carolina Impact’s Jason
Terzis found just one of those very special people at Central Piedmont
Community College. – [Jason Terzis] It’s
a gorgeous spring day here at Central Piedmont
Community College. Students hanging out,
enjoying the sun, and making their way to class. – It’s your birthday? What! – [Jason] And in the
center of it all, Jennifer Conway. – You’re 19! Oh, my goodness! – [Jason] She doesn’t
technically teach classes here, but everyone it
seems is her student, and campus is her classroom. – David, I have been
telling you for years that you need to go into sales. – [Jason] Jen is in
her 17th school year as CPCC Student
Life Coordinator. Her job is to work
with students, staff, and faculty to plan, organize, and promote and supervise
clubs and activities. – This is the best job. – [Jason] But it’s
those things outside of the official job description that make her unique. – You’re gonna have
great, great clips for your portfolio. – Everyone loves Miss Jen. – It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from,
where you’re going, she just wants to
help you get there. – [Jason] When she’s not
assisting with a giveaway or promotion, there’s
a pretty good chance you’ll find her offering
up a little inspiration. – We talked about your
personality, and your drive. I get to work with
students every day, and what we do in Student Life is we change those lives. – She’s usually
like, the first one to come and the
last one to leave, because students
bother her 24/7. – [Jason] Her work
days are a whirlwind. One minute she could be
catching up on emails. The next, in a
closed-door meeting with a student. – And sometimes, you
have to stop everything if there’s a student
that needs you and they need to talk
about something right now. – I go to her with a lot
of personal problems, a lot of people do,
for personal things or academic issues
and for advice. She’s always there to give
us advice and support. – You never really
know the stories behind our students,
and every single one of them has one. – [Jason] Her office
walls are filled with pictures of students,
past and present. Her desk, cluttered
with paperwork, including a
hand-written to do list. – Every day could be different. – [Jason] And she’s always
buzzing around campus, office to office,
meeting to meeting, student to student. – What else do I know about you? You like to be very methodical, you like to take your time. – [Jason] She’s part
cheerleader, part
counselor, part mom. – She pushes you forward
when you need it. Like, if you are slacking,
she gets you rolling. – If it wasn’t for Miss Jen, I probably wouldn’t
have gone into PTK. I wouldn’t be the
president of my clubs. – We want the baby
birds to leave the nest. Go on, go, grow, go fly. We try to give them the
best advice that we can, so that they can
go do those things. – [Jason] And her
relationships with students doesn’t end when
they leave campus. – And we all have so many
that we still check on, I was texting with one today… It’s a forever thing, if
you’re part of my family, you’re part of my
family for forever, and I will always care about you and will always cheer you on. – And it’s like,
life-long students that invite her
to their weddings and invite her to everything
like the baby shower. – [Jason] Perhaps no student
exemplifies this bond better than Pasty Montesinos. – [Patsy] Hi, Miss Jen! – [Jen] Hi! – [Jason] Leaving her
family in Mexico behind, Patsy came to America by
herself as a teenager. – And then, when I was
15, I decided to come back to the U.S. to
pursue an education. – [Jason] She was dealing
with her parents’ divorce, living on her own, and
at times, homelessness. – While my high school friends were worrying about
their prom dresses and where they were
gonna party after, I was worrying about where
I was gonna lay my head. – [Jason] She finished high
school, enrolled at CPCC, and met Jen at a student
leadership conference. – I just got up there and cried, and told my whole story, and she just kind of
decided to take me under her wing. – She just was at
a time and a place where maybe she
really needed me. And so I told her, as I
tell so many students, and as we all do
in Student Life, you’ll always have a home here. – She would go out of
her way to make sure that I had food on my
table, to make sure that I had somewhere
to stay, to make sure that I had a way
to get to school. – [Jason] Last spring,
Patsy graduated from CPCC with a perfect 4.0
Grade Point Average, earning a full-ride
scholarship to UNC Chapel Hill. – Well, in addition to receiving the Academic Excellence Award, Patsy is making
college history today. For the first time, in the
college’s 55 year history, a student will serve as
the graduation speaker. – My story of the
little girl surviving is now the story of
a woman thriving. – [Jason]
Well-connected at CPCC, Patsy felt a little out
of place in Chapel Hill. – And she said,
you know Miss Jenn, they have family
weekend up here, and I don’t know if you would, but would you wanna
come for family weekend? And I said, of
course, I’ll be there. – And so that meant a lot to me. – [Jason] With blessings from
her husband and daughter, Jen went, got a room,
bought some Carolina gear, and spent the weekend with Patsy and other CPCC grads. – [Jen] We went to
a football game, and they won that day. Thank you, that
was because of me. – [Jason] Making a
difference, one student, and one experience at a time. – I care so deeply
about this community. I’m a Charlotte-native,
born and raised and educated in Charlotte,
Mecklenburg schools. Did my undergrad
at UNC Charlotte, I work at Central Piedmont, I believe in this city,
I believe in this place. And, I think it’s our
mission to do everything that we can to
pour back into it. – [Jason] For Jen Conway,
it isn’t just her job. It’s simply, who she is. – Jason joins me on the set now. Jason, okay, I’ve never met her, but I fell in love with
her from your story. Is it that easy to
fall in love with her, when you met her? – Well, it took a little while, because she was so busy!
– (laughs) – So, when I–
– You couldn’t get to her! – Yeah, I couldn’t get to her! So, I showed up
and it took a while to actually set up, okay
when can I come over? And then I got there,
and she’s meeting with a student, and
she’s got a call… But that’s fine,
because as a reporter, that’s kind of what I like, to sit back and observe,
and mental notes, and written notes, and
kind of follow along. And that really kind
of gave me a sense of how busy she was,
and what she does, and how she helps students, and the fact that she’s
buzzing all around campus. So that kind of
actually, in a way, helped me tell the story. – You know, does everyone
have access to her? Because I can
imagine that she can be quite the popular
person on campus. – Yes, and there’s
quite a few people working there ar Student
Life at CPCC Main, but you’ll always find
her, she’s right there in the center of campus, where the little
student union is, or outside, they’re
always doing some giveaway or promotion, and there’s a few of the Student
Life coordinators. So, they encourage everybody
when they get on campus, reach out, get to know… And I think just through
the process of being there, she knows people,
she pays attention, she watches faces. So, she is aware
of who people are, who’s hanging out,
what they’re doing, where they’re going, and I think that’s
just in her nature. She kind of befriends people. And it could be
something as simple as, how’d you do on the test? Or really getting into
the personal stuff. – You know when
you talk about it, so many of those students
at Central Piedmont are first generation
college students. And knowing how to navigate
the system, I think, is extra hard for them. What’s the important
thing for students to realize, I suspect,
is it that they have to self-advocate? – I think to a certain extent. And we always try to remember that students come from
all kinds of backgrounds. And so in the case
with Patsy Montesinos and that story
there, you don’t know what someone’s background is. I mean, her family’s in Mexico. She came back to the
States as a 15 year old and had no family here
for the most part. You don’t know what
kids are dealing with, from academically, or
what their influences are, whether it was teachers
or parents, advisors. So when they run into
someone like a Jen Conway, or someone else in that
Student Life organization, those people kind of
become their mentors. It’s partially up to the
student to reach out, but its also the counselors, that’s what they’re there for. Whether it is academic help, or whether it is Student
Life coordinators, or career counselors, or
health services people, whether its at CPCC
or I’d imagine, at most colleges, they
have those people in place. It’s just a question
of getting from A to B and getting people connected. – What a great concept. I fell in love with
her when I saw her at UNC for that student for parents’ weekend.
– It was. That was really, when I
saw that, that was the part where it’s like,
okay, you wanna talk about going above and beyond. And not only that, the
fact that she’s willing to give up her own
personal weekend, taking away time
from her own family to go and do that, to spend
the weekend with Patsy and other CPCC alumns…
but also the fact, she’s there, she’s texting
with former students. It’s not just, you’re here,
and you’re out the door, and we’re done with you,
we’re onto the next one. No, she really does. She gets to know these
people, and that’s why it was also so busy
to get ahold of her, because she is getting pulled in so many different directions. But when she’s got you,
and you’re with her, she’s one-on-one with you, 100%. – Jason great story, thanks so
much for sharing it with us. – Thank you, absolutely. – Running U.S.A. estimates
more that 18 million Americans register for road
races each year. Our office manager
Linda and producer John are just 2 examples
of folks who love it. – Charlotte is home to
many of those events. And they’re becoming
more inclusive. How difficult would it be for someone who’s blind
to run one of those races? Carolina Impact’s
Sharon Smith shows us how special volunteers
help those athletes meet the challenge. – [Man] This is a
free throw here, if you wanna try one.
– [Boy] Sure, why not! There you go. – [Sharon] Julie Ackiss
is a busy mother of 2. She makes time for
driveway hoops, after school check-ins–
– [Julie] If you’d like that, you have to wash your hands. – [Sharon] She
helps with homework. – [Julie] Okay, what
are we reading today? – [Sharon] Julie keeps
their home humming, and tries to take
care of herself by running or walking
with a friend. – [Julie] It makes me
feel good about myself that I’m getting
out and doing it. – [Sharon] She’s got a
few 5k’s under her belt. Even a triathlon. That’s an achievement
by most standards, even more impressive for
someone who is blind. Julie lost her sight at age 12. Her husband Jason runs too,
and is also visually impaired. Their kids are not,
but they’ve learned how to help their parents see. Take basketball. – I’ll listen for
where they’re shooting, so I can hear the backboard. – [Sharon] Julie and Jason
rely on their other senses and cues from the kids. – Come on, let’s do this. – [Jason] You know,
with a free throw, it’s the same shot,
muscle memory. – [Sharon] When they
come home from school, there’s no clutter or book bags dumped on the
floor to trip over. When Noah gets stumped reading, Mom still helps him
figure out the word. – C-O-N-S-T-E-L-L-A-T-I-O-N. – Constellation. – [Sharon] They are an active
family, very independent. But conquering a road
race required help. – [Shannon] All
clear, left curve. Whoa, there you go. Now we’re gonna split
the pole, down the hill. – [Sharon] That’s
where Shannon Holahan, and volunteers from
Para Guide step in. They are Julie’s eyes,
keeping her safe and on track. They use a tether
to stay connected. It keeps them close,
but also allows space. On this day, the pair
train on the green way right behind Julie’s house. It’s been rainy. – [Shannon] Okay a
little bit of a splash. All clear, left curve–
– [Sharon] Plenty of puddles, and mud, easy side-steps
for someone with sight. For Julie, such slippery
surfaces are a hazard. – [Shannon] There’s
a little bit of mud down here, let’s go slow. There’s sand, and all clear. Uphill. – [Sharon] Shannon’s
verbal cues keep pace with Julie’s running. She’s more than a trainer,
more than a running buddy. – [Julie] We’re
mothers, we go out and we talk about our kids, and we talk about funny
things that happen between our kids
and just bein’ moms. – [Sharon] Their match
was made 2 years ago, not long after
Shannon co-founded the Para Guide Foundation. She noticed a lack
of accessibility at
local road races. – If I can go run
a 5K, then everyone should be able to do that. Whether they’re in a hand-cycle, if they’re an amputee,
and they run with a blade, whether they’re
visually-impaired,
hearing-impaired. (pop music) – [Sharon] Para Guide volunteers
train dozens of athletes through dozens of events a year. There’s running, cycling,
swimming, canoeing. Victory comes with each event. – Hey Mark, I have
your bib right here. – [Sharon] There’s
also a lot of planning and coordination. – Do you want me
to take your bag or your cane or
anything right now? – [Sharon] This year,
they had several runners at the Go Jen Go
Foundation’s 5K. – Yeah, I just worry
that, you know, there’s a lot of
people behind that. Make a wave, make
everybody go down. I think they’ll be
safe, they’ve got a lot of good help out there. – [Sharon] Para Guide
runners get a head-start. (cheering) But their lead quickly vanishes with thousands of
runners surging ahead, weaving through the crowd. A bump here, a nudge there. Cues and tethers
matter even more. – [Volunteer] Little divot. – [Shannon] It’s very
physical, I don’t know if you noticed,
when we’re running sometimes we get really close and we’re kind of
elbow-to-elbow, arm-to-arm. I’ve done races
with people where we can’t feel our feet
’cause it’s so cold outside. And so we’ll kind
of link arms even, just so we’re not stumbling. – [Sharon] There’s the
challenge of crowd chaos, and the beauty of crowd support. It swells at the finish line. – [Shannon] Good job, Mark! Way to go Victor! Go Jamie, woo! – [Sharon] Julie recalls
how it felt cycling on a tandem bike
during her triathlon. – [Julie] Just the
people who are out cheering everybody
on, they’re so excited to see a tandem bike. So that was really neat. I really just enjoyed
seeing the expressions and the way that
everybody accepted us. – [Sharon] Out
here on the trail, it’s more quiet, relaxed. Julie knows the path. There’s a cadence to the cues, their running and conversation. It’s comradery, relationship. – [Shannon] She felt
like an old friend. As soon as we met, we
just talked non-stop. We’d talk while we
run, and then we’d talk after we run. – [Sharon] It’s
not run and done, Para Guide opens up
the runner’s world. Fitness, friendship, fresh air. – [Julie] There is a wow-factor. Wow, I’m getting
out and running! Just like the other
people are, you know? And I have a guide that’s
gonna keep me safe, and I can get out and
run and do just as well as the next person. – [Sharon] There’s
more than just a tether joining them together,
it’s teamwork, trust, and a shared enjoyment
of hitting the trail. For Carolina Impact, I’m
Sharon Smith reporting. – Thanks so much, Sharon. Julie has an extended team
of Para Guide friends, and they train to give
each other flexibility. Well, you’ve heard the saying, age is just a number. Well, get ready to meet a man who is the definition of that. He’s 61 years old,
and what he can do with a basketball, I
promise will amaze you. Carolina Impact’s
videographer Doug Stacker and Jason Terzis had
this very special story. (thematic music) – [Charlie] It’s
like breathing to me. It just had become a part of me. I haven’t reached perfection. – [Jason] It’s been
said that perfection is not attainable. But if you chase perfection,
you’ll catch excellence. – My name is Charlie Currence. They call me Hookshot Charlie. – [Jason] Charlie
Currence isn’t perfect, but his hookshot certainly
classifies as excellent. – I haven’t reached perfection. But every day, I
strive to get closer and closer to hitting
everything I throw up. – [Jason] For more
than 7 years, Charlie has been getting
himself to a gymnasium to do just this: put in hookshot after hookshot, after hookshot. – There’s something
that makes you feel like I want another
one, and another one. – [Jason] Effortless,
that’s the way Charlie makes it look, even
when he’s well past the 3 point line, nearly
out to half-court. – First time I saw him,
I came into the gym, and I was like, who is
this guy doing hookshots from half-court? He was makin’ ’em. – [Damien] And then I saw
him getting those shots consistently and I was
like, who’s this guy, man? – [Jason] Not even
injuries can keep him away. – I’ve shot with ankle sprains, broken thumbs, pulled muscles. Because I want it that bad. – [Jason] When people see
him, they don’t say hi, they don’t have to, all they do is throw it up. – [Man] When they see
Charlie, see, they go… – Hookshot Charlie. – [Jason] There was the
time when Chick-fil-A asked him to do a promo. – When they approached me,
could I make a hookshot in a cow suit? Of course, I said yes. – [Jason] Cow costume and all, Charlie was still
able to make it. – The hand was a big mitt, so I could palm
or feel the ball. And I couldn’t see
out of the head. I knew where I was on the floor, I didn’t get to see
it go in, I heard the people yellin’. – [Jason] Charlie fell
in love with basketball when he was just 8. – Started playing
basketball as a kid, and I always loved the game. That was one of my passions, I always wanted to
play basketball. I just fell in
love with the game and I haven’t stopped. – [Jason] He left his job
in the banking industry after 23 years when he
was 50, and the next day he got a new ball
and headed to the Y. – [Charlie] I started
out just shooting. And working out by myself. And the hookshot just
sorta come into play. I stumbled into it, it wasn’t
what I started out doing, that’s what it ended up being. – [Jason] Alone in the gym,
Charlie started shooting the hook. He was there hours
at a time, putting up hundreds of shots. – [Charlie] You know, I
didn’t start hitting it right off. – [Jason] Soon, he was
at the gym 7 days a week. – [Charlie] But I
started trying to see how far I could go back. I challenged myself,
I didn’t challenge anybody else, I challenged me, and next thing I know,
I was at half-court. – [Jason] He started
keeping a log of all the shots he was taking. – I’ve put out well over… A million hookshots. – [Jason] Now at 61,
his love for the game is stronger than ever. – [Charlie] I love
doing it, and I love, more than anything,
being in that gym by myself, challenging myself. Can I hit 10 in a row? Can I hit 15, can I hit 20? – [Jason] Yeah, he
occasionally misses, but it’s not often. So, why the hookshot? Despite being
virtually unblockable, the hook is a lost art form. Oh sure, there were
guys back in the day who did it, most notably,
Karim Abdul Jabbar. – Everybody knows Karim. – [Jason] But today’s
game is more wide open. Slam dunks on the inside, 3 point marks on the outside. (game sounds) – I think I wanted
to started doing it because those guys
were so athletic. – Times are different now. – [Charlie] That shot is so, as I say, basic and vanilla. It’s not a big
splash like a dunk or the through-the-legs,
or the crossover. So I get it. – [Jason] But even with
his old school shot, Charlie has gained the respect
of the younger generation. – He’s a part of the old
school, but he fits in with the new school. – [Charlie] Good shot! – He inspired me because ever
since I met Hookshot Charlie, I’ve been doing it, I’ve
been trying ’till I made it. – Wow! When their eyes open
up with the hookshot, I get them in a groove
while they have that glee in their eyes, I say,
what do you like doing? What do you love doing? – [Jason] Turns out for Charlie, it’s not really about the hook. His reasons for doing
it go much deeper. – [Charlie] When I’m
shooting basketball, man, it’s almost like
it’s therapy for my life. It’s therapy for me, yeah. – [Jason] And even as
our interview with him wrapped up, what did Charlie do? Get up and knock
down another one. – You have it on? – [Jason] And that’s
what he’ll keep on doing. Knocking ’em down,
over and over again. (thematic music) For Carolina Impact, I’m
Jason Terzis reporting. – Thanks so much,
Doug and Jason. I could watch that story
over and over and over again, I just love it. Charlie says he’s focused on
giving back to the community, he’s working with the
Dowd and Johnston’s YCMAs as well as the organization
called Life Hoops, which we’ve told you
about before here on Carolina Impact. Well, that’s all we have
time for this evening, thanks so much for joining us, we always appreciate your time, and we look forward to
seeing you back here again next time one Carolina Impact. Goodnight, my friends. (thematic music)

David Frank

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