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  • Wilbur Jones: Wilmington's World War II expert ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Wilbur Jones: Wilmington's World War II expert ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:24 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:24:51 GMT
    Author and historian Wilbur Jones is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Author and historian Wilbur Jones is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    Wilbur Jones has returned home from another trip to Washington, DC. There is new excitement in a project he has headed for a decade, to have his hometown designated as the first “American World War II Heritage City” in the United States. State lawmakers recently passed HR 970, which urges Congress to award that designation to one city every year, with Wilmington being the first to receive the honor. 

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    Wilbur Jones has returned home from another trip to Washington, DC. There is new excitement in a project he has headed for a decade, to have his hometown designated as the first “American World War II Heritage City” in the United States. State lawmakers recently passed HR 970, which urges Congress to award that designation to one city every year, with Wilmington being the first to receive the honor. 

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  • Bobby Sanguinetti: Playing hockey around the world and in the Olympics ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Bobby Sanguinetti: Playing hockey around the world and in the Olympics ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, June 9 2018 1:47 PM EDT2018-06-09 17:47:37 GMT
    Bobby Sanguinetti, who has played pro hockey around the world and was a member of the n2018 U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Bobby Sanguinetti, who has played pro hockey around the world and was a member of the n2018 U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    The sport of hockey has taken Bobby Sanguinetti all around the world. Growing up in New Jersey, Sanguinetti left home as a teenager to attend a prep school and begin his journey on the ice. Since then, he’s played for teams in Canada, the United States, Russia and Switzerland. He has represented his country in international competitions, culminating with the opportunity to join the U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

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    The sport of hockey has taken Bobby Sanguinetti all around the world. Growing up in New Jersey, Sanguinetti left home as a teenager to attend a prep school and begin his journey on the ice. Since then, he’s played for teams in Canada, the United States, Russia and Switzerland. He has represented his country in international competitions, culminating with the opportunity to join the U.S. Olympic Men’s Hockey Team at the 2018 Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. 

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  • Joshua Johnson: Getting to know the host of NPR's 1A ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Joshua Johnson: Getting to know the host of NPR's 1A ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, June 2 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-06-02 20:51:03 GMT
    Joshua Johnson, the host of 1A heard on NPR stations across the country, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Joshua Johnson, the host of 1A heard on NPR stations across the country, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)
    Joshua Johnson, the host of 1A heard on NPR stations across the country, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Joshua Johnson, the host of 1A heard on NPR stations across the country, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    “How does a carburetor work?” is one of the first questions Joshua Johnson asked as an interviewer. The inquiry came decades before he would ever sit in the host’s seat in the studios of WAMU in Washington, DC. Johnson believes it happened around the time he was five-years-old. His “microphone” then was actually a wooden stick. The captive audience made up of family members, entertained by the inquisitive nature of the child’s mind. 

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    “How does a carburetor work?” is one of the first questions Joshua Johnson asked as an interviewer. The inquiry came decades before he would ever sit in the host’s seat in the studios of WAMU in Washington, DC. Johnson believes it happened around the time he was five-years-old. His “microphone” then was actually a wooden stick. The captive audience made up of family members, entertained by the inquisitive nature of the child’s mind. 

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  • Brandon "Bigg B" Hickman: The DJ with a passion for encouraging others ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Brandon "Bigg B" Hickman: The DJ with a passion for encouraging others ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Monday, May 28 2018 4:44 PM EDT2018-05-28 20:44:52 GMT
    Brandon "Bigg B" Hickman of Coast 97.3 is the guest this week on the free "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Brandon "Bigg B" Hickman of Coast 97.3 is the guest this week on the free "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    Brandon Hickman’s powerful voice booms through the speakers into thousands of cars and homes every weekday on Coast 97.3. The hard-working DJ known as “Bigg B” takes his listeners on the “Bigg Ride Home” every weekday starting at 3:00 p.m. But on-air work is just part of the impact Hickman has on people’s lives. 

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    Brandon Hickman’s powerful voice booms through the speakers into thousands of cars and homes every weekday on Coast 97.3. The hard-working DJ known as “Bigg B” takes his listeners on the “Bigg Ride Home” every weekday starting at 3:00 p.m. But on-air work is just part of the impact Hickman has on people’s lives. 

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  • Beth Troutman: 2018 Queen Azalea left TV to answer God's call ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Beth Troutman: 2018 Queen Azalea left TV to answer God's call ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, May 19 2018 3:31 PM EDT2018-05-19 19:31:07 GMT
    Beth Troutman, the 2018 N.C. Azalea Festival Queen, is the guest on the new episode of the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Beth Troutman, the 2018 N.C. Azalea Festival Queen, is the guest on the new episode of the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    Plan “B”. A well thought out strategy in place only to be used if the primary course of action is unsuccessful. It’s sound thinking for most people. Not for Beth Troutman. More than once in her life, she has taken a bold step without any concern for what would happen if she fell short. “One of my theories in life is ‘Never have a Plan “B”, because you’ll use it’,” Beth says about the backup option. “If you have a Plan ...

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    Plan “B”. A well thought out strategy in place only to be used if the primary course of action is unsuccessful. It’s sound thinking for most people. Not for Beth Troutman. More than once in her life, she has taken a bold step without any concern for what would happen if she fell short. “One of my theories in life is ‘Never have a Plan “B”, because you’ll use it’,” Beth says about the backup option. “If you have a Plan ...

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  • Chip Mahan: Banking on his customers' success ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Chip Mahan: Banking on his customers' success ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, May 12 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-05-12 21:57:09 GMT
    Chip Mahan, the CEO and Chairman of Live Oak Bank and the man who launched the world's first internet-only bank, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Chip Mahan, the CEO and Chairman of Live Oak Bank and the man who launched the world's first internet-only bank, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    James “Chip” Mahan did not set out to be a pioneer in banking. It happened along his way. When he entered the industry from Washington and Lee University, Mahan asked his boss, ‘how do you run a bank?’. The boss had no response.  “So I bought a book to learn about the assets, liabilities and income statement of a bank,” Mahan says. 

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    James “Chip” Mahan did not set out to be a pioneer in banking. It happened along his way. When he entered the industry from Washington and Lee University, Mahan asked his boss, ‘how do you run a bank?’. The boss had no response.  “So I bought a book to learn about the assets, liabilities and income statement of a bank,” Mahan says. 

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  • Lyberty Anderson: UNCW's champion golfer finds success off the course ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Lyberty Anderson: UNCW's champion golfer finds success off the course ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, May 5 2018 8:41 PM EDT2018-05-06 00:41:29 GMT
    CAA Women's Golf champ Lyberty Anderson of UNCW is the guest this week on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)CAA Women's Golf champ Lyberty Anderson of UNCW is the guest this week on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)
    CAA Women's Golf champ Lyberty Anderson of UNCW is the guest this week on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)CAA Women's Golf champ Lyberty Anderson of UNCW is the guest this week on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    Lyberty Anderson cannot remember the days without the game of golf. UNC Wilmington’s two-time CAA Women’s Golf Champion says her father put a sawed-off club in her hands near the family’s home in Chesterfield, Virginia when she was five-years-old. She played in her first tournament the following year. That’s when the winning began.  “I begged him when I was five to take me with him, because I wanted to know what he was doing,” Lyberty says.

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    Lyberty Anderson cannot remember the days without the game of golf. UNC Wilmington’s two-time CAA Women’s Golf Champion says her father put a sawed-off club in her hands near the family’s home in Chesterfield, Virginia when she was five-years-old. She played in her first tournament the following year. That’s when the winning began.  “I begged him when I was five to take me with him, because I wanted to know what he was doing,” Lyberty says.

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  • Nina Repeta: Looking back at Dawson's Creek and on her new role as Mom ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Nina Repeta: Looking back at Dawson's Creek and on her new role as Mom ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, April 28 2018 4:30 PM EDT2018-04-28 20:30:41 GMT
    Nina Repeta reflects on how Dawson's Creek became so successful, and on the impact it had on Wilmington's film industry. (Source: WECT)Nina Repeta reflects on how Dawson's Creek became so successful, and on the impact it had on Wilmington's film industry. (Source: WECT)

    Twenty years after being cast as Katie Holmes’ older sister in Dawson’s Creek, Nina Repeta now has a new starring role. She is Mom to Banks, her nine-year-old son who has caught the same performing bug Nina did as a child. Banks did his first commercial shoot, with his mother, at the age of six. Nina was three when she did her first performance, in front of a crowd of strangers near her home in Shelby, outside of Charlotte. 

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    Twenty years after being cast as Katie Holmes’ older sister in Dawson’s Creek, Nina Repeta now has a new starring role. She is Mom to Banks, her nine-year-old son who has caught the same performing bug Nina did as a child. Banks did his first commercial shoot, with his mother, at the age of six. Nina was three when she did her first performance, in front of a crowd of strangers near her home in Shelby, outside of Charlotte. 

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  • Monica Caison: The CUE founder's mission is to find missing persons ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Monica Caison: The CUE founder's mission is to find missing persons ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:11 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:11:00 GMT
    Monica Caison, the founder of the CUE Center for Missing Persons, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Monica Caison, the founder of the CUE Center for Missing Persons, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)
    Monica Caison, the founder of the CUE Center for Missing Persons, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Monica Caison, the founder of the CUE Center for Missing Persons, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    Trudging through woods, peering under rocks or overgrown weeds does not bother Monica Caison. She’s done it too many times to remember, from one coast to the other, and in dozens of states in-between. Her targets often cannot speak up, wave their hands or send up a flare. Most are no longer alive. They are victims of violence, taken from loved ones and discarded where the killer hopes no one will ever find them. 

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    Trudging through woods, peering under rocks or overgrown weeds does not bother Monica Caison. She’s done it too many times to remember, from one coast to the other, and in dozens of states in-between. Her targets often cannot speak up, wave their hands or send up a flare. Most are no longer alive. They are victims of violence, taken from loved ones and discarded where the killer hopes no one will ever find them. 

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  • Eddie Biedenbach: Hoops success landed him in the NC Sports Hall of Fame ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Eddie Biedenbach: Hoops success landed him in the NC Sports Hall of Fame ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, April 14 2018 5:06 PM EDT2018-04-14 21:06:16 GMT
    Eddie Biedenbach, a member of the NC Sports Hall of Fame, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (source: WECT)Eddie Biedenbach, a member of the NC Sports Hall of Fame, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (source: WECT)
    Eddie Biedenbach, a member of the NC Sports Hall of Fame, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (source: WECT)Eddie Biedenbach, a member of the NC Sports Hall of Fame, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (source: WECT)

    Eddie Biedenbach came to Wilmington in 2013, to join then-head coach Buzz Peterson’s staff at UNCW. Biedenbach left UNC Asheville after 17 seasons as head coach to become an assistant coach with the Seahawks, hoping after a few seasons he would retire to the home he and wife Barbara had owned near the beach for more than 30 years.

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    Eddie Biedenbach came to Wilmington in 2013, to join then-head coach Buzz Peterson’s staff at UNCW. Biedenbach left UNC Asheville after 17 seasons as head coach to become an assistant coach with the Seahawks, hoping after a few seasons he would retire to the home he and wife Barbara had owned near the beach for more than 30 years.

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  • June Davison: Widow of best-selling 'Chappaquiddick' author shares her memories of his investigation ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    June Davison: Widow of best-selling 'Chappaquiddick' author shares her memories of his investigation ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Monday, April 9 2018 3:37 PM EDT2018-04-09 19:37:26 GMT
    June Davison remembers copy-editing her former husband Leo Danore's best-selling book "Senatorial Privilege: The Chappaquiddick Coverup", as a new movie about the incident is released in theaters. (Source: WECT)June Davison remembers copy-editing her former husband Leo Danore's best-selling book "Senatorial Privilege: The Chappaquiddick Coverup", as a new movie about the incident is released in theaters. (Source: WECT)

    The release of the new movie “Chappaquiddick” is refocusing the spotlight on a tragic incident that happened almost a half-century ago involving one of America’s premiere political families. Late in the evening of July 18, 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy’s car ran off a bridge and plunged into the water on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. Kennedy escaped the submerged car, but a young senate aide Mary Jo Kopechne died in the crash.

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    The release of the new movie “Chappaquiddick” is refocusing the spotlight on a tragic incident that happened almost a half-century ago involving one of America’s premiere political families. Late in the evening of July 18, 1969, Senator Ted Kennedy’s car ran off a bridge and plunged into the water on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts. Kennedy escaped the submerged car, but a young senate aide Mary Jo Kopechne died in the crash.

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  • Johnson Britt: He prosecuted the two men who killed Michael Jordan's father ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast - PART TWO)

    Johnson Britt: He prosecuted the two men who killed Michael Jordan's father ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast - PART TWO)

    Saturday, March 31 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-03-31 22:10:18 GMT
    Johnson Britt is the District Attorney who prosecuted the two men accused of killing Michael Jordan's father in July 1993. (Source: WECT)Johnson Britt is the District Attorney who prosecuted the two men accused of killing Michael Jordan's father in July 1993. (Source: WECT)
    Johnson Britt is the District Attorney who prosecuted the two men accused of killing Michael Jordan's father in July 1993. (Source: WECT)Johnson Britt is the District Attorney who prosecuted the two men accused of killing Michael Jordan's father in July 1993. (Source: WECT)

    “It was the biggest case of my career,” is how Johnson Britt describes prosecuting the two men charged with killing Michael Jordan’s father. James Jordan was shot and killed on July 23, 1993, near Lumberton. Investigators arrested Daniel Green and Larry Demery on murder charges in August, three months before Britt announced plans to run for District Attorney of Robeson County. 

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    “It was the biggest case of my career,” is how Johnson Britt describes prosecuting the two men charged with killing Michael Jordan’s father. James Jordan was shot and killed on July 23, 1993, near Lumberton. Investigators arrested Daniel Green and Larry Demery on murder charges in August, three months before Britt announced plans to run for District Attorney of Robeson County. 

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  • Johnson Britt: He prosecuted the two men who killed Michael Jordan's father ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast - PART ONE)

    Johnson Britt: He prosecuted the two men who killed Michael Jordan's father ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast - PART ONE)

    Friday, March 23 2018 4:32 PM EDT2018-03-23 20:32:13 GMT
    Johnson Britt was the District Attorney who prosecuted Daniel Green and Larry Demery for the murder of NBA legend Michael Jordan's father. (Source: WECT)Johnson Britt was the District Attorney who prosecuted Daniel Green and Larry Demery for the murder of NBA legend Michael Jordan's father. (Source: WECT)

    Johnson Britt was the new District Attorney, working in his home town of Lumberton, North Carolina, and he immediately immersed himself in what would become the biggest case of his career. Britt had to prosecute Daniel Green and Larry Demery, the two men charged with killing Michael Jordan’s father, in a case centered in the national spotlight.

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    Johnson Britt was the new District Attorney, working in his home town of Lumberton, North Carolina, and he immediately immersed himself in what would become the biggest case of his career. Britt had to prosecute Daniel Green and Larry Demery, the two men charged with killing Michael Jordan’s father, in a case centered in the national spotlight.

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  • Dick McGraw: His memories from inside the Pentagon on 9-11 ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Dick McGraw: His memories from inside the Pentagon on 9-11 ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Sunday, March 18 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-03-18 21:32:20 GMT
    Dick McGraw, who survived the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon, is this week's guest on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Dick McGraw, who survived the 9-11 attack on the Pentagon, is this week's guest on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    Dick McGraw was in a meeting at 9:37 a.m. on September 11, 2001, when he says he felt “a bump“. If he’d been inside an office in most places across the country, it wouldn’t be a big deal. But, McGraw was working inside the Pentagon, as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Just 30 minutes before, McGraw had been in a meeting near Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s office, when he saw video of a plane hitting the World Tr...

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    Dick McGraw was in a meeting at 9:37 a.m. on September 11, 2001, when he says he felt “a bump“. If he’d been inside an office in most places across the country, it wouldn’t be a big deal. But, McGraw was working inside the Pentagon, as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Just 30 minutes before, McGraw had been in a meeting near Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s office, when he saw video of a plane hitting the World Tr...

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  • Brandon Beane: UNCW grad follows his passion to become an NFL General Manager ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Brandon Beane: UNCW grad follows his passion to become an NFL General Manager ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Sunday, March 11 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-03-11 18:26:50 GMT
    UNCW graduate Brandon Beane worked his way up in the Carolina Panthers' organization before becoming the Buffalo Bills' General Manager. (Source: WECT)UNCW graduate Brandon Beane worked his way up in the Carolina Panthers' organization before becoming the Buffalo Bills' General Manager. (Source: WECT)
    UNCW graduate Brandon Beane worked his way up in the Carolina Panthers' organization before becoming the Buffalo Bills' General Manager. (Source: WECT)UNCW graduate Brandon Beane worked his way up in the Carolina Panthers' organization before becoming the Buffalo Bills' General Manager. (Source: WECT)

    It was Brandon Beane’s big chance. The Buffalo Bills had contacted his agent, saying the owners wanted to hire the 40-year-old native of Norwood, North Carolina to become the 13th General Manager in the history of the National Football League franchise.  Beane had the qualifications, working 19 years in the Carolina Panthers organization, and he was the Assistant General Manager to Dave Gettleman. 

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    It was Brandon Beane’s big chance. The Buffalo Bills had contacted his agent, saying the owners wanted to hire the 40-year-old native of Norwood, North Carolina to become the 13th General Manager in the history of the National Football League franchise.  Beane had the qualifications, working 19 years in the Carolina Panthers organization, and he was the Assistant General Manager to Dave Gettleman. 

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  • Bill Saffo: How he became Wilmington's longest-serving mayor ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Bill Saffo: How he became Wilmington's longest-serving mayor ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Monday, March 5 2018 7:47 AM EST2018-03-05 12:47:15 GMT
    Bill Saffo is the longest-serving mayor in Wilmington's 279-year history. (Source: WECT)Bill Saffo is the longest-serving mayor in Wilmington's 279-year history. (Source: WECT)
    Bill Saffo is the longest-serving mayor in Wilmington's 279-year history. (Source: WECT)Bill Saffo is the longest-serving mayor in Wilmington's 279-year history. (Source: WECT)

    Bill Saffo has been the one constant in the City of Wilmington’s elected leadership since 2003. That’s when the real estate businessman, and son of Greek immigrants, was first elected to city council, joining the board along with Jim Quinn, Lethia Hankins and new mayor Spence Broadhurst. Council members have come and gone since then, but only Saffo remains. “I just wanted to be part of a group of people that got things done,” Saffo said.

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    Bill Saffo has been the one constant in the City of Wilmington’s elected leadership since 2003. That’s when the real estate businessman, and son of Greek immigrants, was first elected to city council, joining the board along with Jim Quinn, Lethia Hankins and new mayor Spence Broadhurst. Council members have come and gone since then, but only Saffo remains. “I just wanted to be part of a group of people that got things done,” Saffo said.

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  • Orlando Jones: 'Shut Up!' and other advice he's received ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Orlando Jones: 'Shut Up!' and other advice he's received ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, February 24 2018 5:11 PM EST2018-02-24 22:11:20 GMT
    Orlando Jones is the guest this week on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Orlando Jones is the guest this week on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)
    Orlando Jones is the guest this week on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Orlando Jones is the guest this week on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    Orlando Jones says it is some of the best advice he’s received in an entertainment career that has now spanned almost 40 years. He was 19 years old at the time, newly hired in Hollywood to be on the writing team for A Different World, the spinoff of The Cosby Show on NBC. “I sat in the writing room for 26 weeks and I wasn’t allowed to say anything,” Orlando says about the advice he was given by Gary Miller.

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    Orlando Jones says it is some of the best advice he’s received in an entertainment career that has now spanned almost 40 years. He was 19 years old at the time, newly hired in Hollywood to be on the writing team for A Different World, the spinoff of The Cosby Show on NBC. “I sat in the writing room for 26 weeks and I wasn’t allowed to say anything,” Orlando says about the advice he was given by Gary Miller.

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  • MacKenzie Gore: Whiteville's star aiming for the major leagues ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    MacKenzie Gore: Whiteville's star aiming for the major leagues ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, February 17 2018 3:13 PM EST2018-02-17 20:13:59 GMT
    Former Whiteville HS star MacKenzie Gore is on his way to spring training. Listen to his interview with Jon Evans on this week's podcast. (Source: WECT)Former Whiteville HS star MacKenzie Gore is on his way to spring training. Listen to his interview with Jon Evans on this week's podcast. (Source: WECT)

    MacKenzie Gore has had a lot of success on the baseball field. His career includes three state championships at Whiteville High School, four trips to the state finals, being named state and national player of the year, and taken third by the San Diego Padres in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. Quite a list of accomplishments for an 18-year-old.

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    MacKenzie Gore has had a lot of success on the baseball field. His career includes three state championships at Whiteville High School, four trips to the state finals, being named state and national player of the year, and taken third by the San Diego Padres in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft. Quite a list of accomplishments for an 18-year-old.

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  • Anne Donovan: Champion, Hall of Famer & 4-time Gold Medalist ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Anne Donovan: Champion, Hall of Famer & 4-time Gold Medalist ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, February 10 2018 4:18 PM EST2018-02-10 21:18:20 GMT
    Anne Donovan won championships as a college basketball and pro basketball coach, and she also won four Olympic gold medals representing the United States. (Source: WECT)Anne Donovan won championships as a college basketball and pro basketball coach, and she also won four Olympic gold medals representing the United States. (Source: WECT)

    Anne Donovan won a national championship as a player on the college level, at Old Dominion University, and a WNBA Championship as the head coach of the Seattle Storm. Anne also has four Olympic gold medals and is the only woman to win gold medals playing for the U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team, and as the team’s head coach.

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    Anne Donovan won a national championship as a player on the college level, at Old Dominion University, and a WNBA Championship as the head coach of the Seattle Storm. Anne also has four Olympic gold medals and is the only woman to win gold medals playing for the U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team, and as the team’s head coach.

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  • Hayley Lovitt: "The Gifted" takes her acting career to a new level ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Hayley Lovitt: "The Gifted" takes her acting career to a new level ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Saturday, February 3 2018 3:45 PM EST2018-02-03 20:45:13 GMT
    Hayleyn Lovitt talks about her role as Sage on the Fox Network show "The Gifted",  which has been renewed for a second season. (Source: WECT)Hayleyn Lovitt talks about her role as Sage on the Fox Network show "The Gifted", which has been renewed for a second season. (Source: WECT)

    Hayley Lovitt and the rest of the cast members from the Fox Television Network show The Gifted are waiting to see what Season Two holds in store for their band of underground mutants. Fox renewed the hit show in January, after reports showed it was the third highest-rated new drama of the network television season. Lovitt, a 2009 graduate of UNC Wilmington, plays Sage on the show, the biggest role of her acting career. “I’m really excited to see how our cliffhanger leads ...

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    Hayley Lovitt and the rest of the cast members from the Fox Television Network show The Gifted are waiting to see what Season Two holds in store for their band of underground mutants. Fox renewed the hit show in January, after reports showed it was the third highest-rated new drama of the network television season. Lovitt, a 2009 graduate of UNC Wilmington, plays Sage on the show, the biggest role of her acting career. “I’m really excited to see how our cliffhanger leads ...

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  • Victoria Huggins: Destined to be Miss North Carolina ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Victoria Huggins: Destined to be Miss North Carolina ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Sunday, January 28 2018 6:15 PM EST2018-01-28 23:15:23 GMT
    Miss North Carolina, Victoria Huggins, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Miss North Carolina, Victoria Huggins, is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    'If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again'. That old idiom certainly applies to the current Miss North Carolina, Victoria Huggins. But, you can add two more “agains” when you describe the 23-year-old’s determination to wear the crown.  “I felt within my spirit this is what I was meant to do,” Victoria said in a recent interview.

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    'If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again'. That old idiom certainly applies to the current Miss North Carolina, Victoria Huggins. But, you can add two more “agains” when you describe the 23-year-old’s determination to wear the crown.  “I felt within my spirit this is what I was meant to do,” Victoria said in a recent interview.

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  • Gary McNair: The "My Turn, Your Turn" Guy ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Gary McNair: The "My Turn, Your Turn" Guy ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Sunday, January 21 2018 5:30 PM EST2018-01-21 22:30:08 GMT
    Gary McNair will retire in February after a decade as General Manager of WECT-TV.  Many known him as the person who shares his opinion on the "My Turn, Your Turn" editorial segments. (Source: WECT)Gary McNair will retire in February after a decade as General Manager of WECT-TV. Many known him as the person who shares his opinion on the "My Turn, Your Turn" editorial segments. (Source: WECT)

    Gary McNair will retire next month, ending a broadcasting career spanning nearly 50 years. He spent most of that time behind-the-scenes at television stations. But when McNair interviewed for the General Manager's job at WECT-TV in 2008, he learned the responsibilities would include doing editorials on-air, which became "My Turn, Your Turn" segments. “I said ‘you don’t want me on TV’,” McNair remembers. 

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    Gary McNair will retire next month, ending a broadcasting career spanning nearly 50 years. He spent most of that time behind-the-scenes at television stations. But when McNair interviewed for the General Manager's job at WECT-TV in 2008, he learned the responsibilities would include doing editorials on-air, which became "My Turn, Your Turn" segments. “I said ‘you don’t want me on TV’,” McNair remembers. 

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  • Tony Silvagni: Coming off another Top-10 surfing season ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Tony Silvagni: Coming off another Top-10 surfing season ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Sunday, January 14 2018 6:24 PM EST2018-01-14 23:24:52 GMT
    Pro surfer Tony Silvagni of Carolina Beach is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Pro surfer Tony Silvagni of Carolina Beach is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    Tony Silvagni’s surfing accomplishments would lead you to believe he was born close to the ocean. He wasn’t. Tony’s father moved the family from Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Kure Beach in 1993, because of the boom in construction. That put the Atlantic Ocean in Tony’s backyard for the first time, providing the opportunity for his newfound love of surfing to grow. 

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    Tony Silvagni’s surfing accomplishments would lead you to believe he was born close to the ocean. He wasn’t. Tony’s father moved the family from Williamsport, Pennsylvania to Kure Beach in 1993, because of the boom in construction. That put the Atlantic Ocean in Tony’s backyard for the first time, providing the opportunity for his newfound love of surfing to grow. 

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  • Charlie Daniels: Still playing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Charlie Daniels: Still playing "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Sunday, December 17 2017 6:12 PM EST2017-12-17 23:12:06 GMT
    Charlie Daniels talks about his new memoir on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)Charlie Daniels talks about his new memoir on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. (Source: WECT)

    When your records have sold millions of copies, you've more than three dozen awards for songs and accomplishments, you’ve entertained fans around the world for more than five decades, you were invited to join the Grand Ole Opry and inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, you have plenty of material to write a memoir. Charlie Daniels put down his fiddle and guitar long enough to write Never Look at the Empty Seats, a look back at his life and career.

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    When your records have sold millions of copies, you've more than three dozen awards for songs and accomplishments, you’ve entertained fans around the world for more than five decades, you were invited to join the Grand Ole Opry and inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame, you have plenty of material to write a memoir. Charlie Daniels put down his fiddle and guitar long enough to write Never Look at the Empty Seats, a look back at his life and career.

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  • Charles “Mark” Gurganus: From Wilmington to the front lines of War on Terrorism ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Charles “Mark” Gurganus: From Wilmington to the front lines of War on Terrorism ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

    Sunday, December 10 2017 5:30 PM EST2017-12-10 22:30:07 GMT
    Retired Major General Charles "Mark" Gurganus commanded thousands of marines on the front lines of America's war on terrorism. (Source: WECT)Retired Major General Charles "Mark" Gurganus commanded thousands of marines on the front lines of America's war on terrorism. (Source: WECT)

    In his 37-year decorated career with the United States Marine Corps, Charles “Mark” Gurganus served at installations and bases across the United States and around the world. He rose to the rank of Major General, commanding thousands of men and women on the front lines of America’s war on terrorism. Gurganus’ career came to an end in 2014. He was forced into retirement, the result of an investigation into a terrorist attack at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

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    In his 37-year decorated career with the United States Marine Corps, Charles “Mark” Gurganus served at installations and bases across the United States and around the world. He rose to the rank of Major General, commanding thousands of men and women on the front lines of America’s war on terrorism. Gurganus’ career came to an end in 2014. He was forced into retirement, the result of an investigation into a terrorist attack at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

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