Their recognizable blue and teal canopies wave on nearly every beach in the United States. Three North Carolina natives, Dane Barnes, his brother Scott and best friend Alex Slater, invented the Shibumi Shade after years of lugging their family’s heavy umbrellas on beach vacations.
Bevin Prince's roles have ranged from 'Bevin Mirskey' on the TV show 'One Tree Hill', to entrepreneur with 'Recess by Bevin Prince', her high-intensity cycling center in Wilmington. On the '1on1 with Jon Evans' podcast. Bevin talks for the first time publicly about the lightning strike that killed her husband, Will Friend, and how family and friends helped her find strength for the role she never wanted, as a widow.
Filmmaker Christopher Everett has released the first trailer for the sequel to his award-winning 2015 documentary Wilmington on Fire, and has set a tentative release date for Wilmington on Fire II of November 10, 2023.
Mark Robinson pulls no punches when it comes to his beliefs and principles. Robinson’s direct, some would even say fiery, approach to sharing his opinions is one reason for his rapid ascension into political relevance and history in North Carolina. The outspoken lieutenant governor has written a memoir, recalling how his life’s experiences helped shape the values that Robinson’s supporters admire and his critics dislike.
Morgan Myles had a sensational debut on the NBC's "The Voice," getting a four-chair turn from the celebrity coaches within 40 seconds. In the new episode of the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast, the singer/songwriter shares her story of taking a chance on auditioning for the show, and how much the reaction means to her career.
There’s a Wilmington connection to this year’s competition on NBC’s hit show "The Voice". Singer/songwriter Morgan Myles, who is one of the finalists, has chosen Wilmington for a competition of her own called "Myles Across America".
Erik Estrada, who starred in the NBC hit show "CHiPs", has finished shooting his new series "Divine Renovation" in Wilmington. The show adds a spiritual element to the familiar genre of home renovation/restoration projects.
Rachel Keith, a reporter with WHQR Public Media, joined WECT’s Jon Evans to discuss her three-part series of investigative reports into allegations made against leadership at Cape Fear Community College.
UNCW alum Martin Jarmond is the guest on the new episode of the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast, sharing memories of being on the Seahawk men's basketball team, his skyrocketing career to becoming Athletic Director at UCLA, and the phone call that changed his life.
Carson Kressley, the television personality whose career began as an Emmy-award winning fashion savant for Bravo’s original "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" series, is coming to Wilmington to emcee a charity fundraiser to benefit the "Welcome Home Angel" organization.
New UNCW Chancellor Dr. Aswani Volety, the guest on the new episode of the '1on1 with Jon Evans' podcast, has spent nearly all his life in education. In fact, he started school at the age of two in his native India, and hasn’t stopped learning since.
Brad Thor, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, is celebrating twenty years of success by giving fans a new Scot Harvath adventure. "Rising Tiger", Thor’s 21st thriller featuring the ex-Navy Seal and Secret Service Agent turned top intelligence operative, arrives in bookstores this week.
Jerrod Mustaf is coming back to the area he used to call home. The Whiteville native and former NBA star will host a free basketball and life skills camp from June 13-17 at Thomas Academy, on the campus of the Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina in Lake Waccamaw.
Fans of New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr have two new opportunities to enjoy the adventures of James Reece. Carr has released his fifth thriller, 'In the Blood', and there is an upcoming Amazon Prime Video series based on his debut novel, 'The Terminal List', releasing July 1.
Nina de Gramont's career as a published author began in 2001 with "Of Cats and Men". The UNCW professor’s ninth book, "The Christie Affair", a fictional story of Agatha Christie's mysterious eleven-day disappearance, became a New York Times bestseller.
Michelle Li is an award-winning journalist with a two-decade career in television news. Her graceful reaction to a viewer’s racist voicemail has started a conversation about discrimination against Asian-Americans, and sparked the #VeryAsian movement.
Kevin Cronin, the front man for the chart-topping rock group REO Speedwagon, is the guest on the new episode of the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast. He talks about getting back out on the road after a pandemic-forced hiatus, and bringing the band to Wilmington for a live show on Friday, April 8, at the 2022 N.C. Azalea Festival.
Carson Holmes, who has played the role of 'Three Langmore' on all four seasons of the popular Netflix show 'Ozark', is on the new episode of the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast, talking about working with the award-winning cast and crew.
With the fifth season of the award-winning “1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast now in the books, we've put together this Year-in-Review episode that features some of the most interesting snippets from the in-depth interviews Jon did with his guests in 2021.
Reporters Nick Ochsner and Michael Graff covered the 2018 election fraud scandal in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District separately, before teaming up to write “The Vote Collectors”, a deep dive into how an absentee ballot scheme unfolded and nearly delivered a seat in Congress.
Wiley Cash’s fourth novel, 'When Ghosts Come Home', represents several firsts in the New York Times Best-Selling author’s career. He’s crafted a murder-mystery and set it along the coast of his native North Carolina.
Meredith Viera’s current project, the Fox-syndicated game show “25 Words or Less” is now in its’ third season, and seen on television stations across the country. It’s another success in Viera’s award-winning career.
Yaya DaCosta traded the winters in Chicago for the heat of North Carolina’s coastline when she signed on to the Fox show "Our Kind of People". After six seasons of playing April Sexton on "Chicago Med", DaCosta now plays the lead character Angela Vaughn on the new hour-long drama that shoots in Wilmington.
Dr. Muneeb Shah has had a meteoric rise to social media stardom. The fourth-year Dermatology Resident from Wilmington posted his first TikTok video about skin care on May 1, 2020, and in less than 18 months has amassed more than ten million followers.
John Maginnes played professional golf for more than a decade. But when an injury presented an opportunity to still make a living with the game he loves, Maginnes took it. He's now established as an analyst and co-host of "Katrek and Maginnes on Tap" on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio, and loving the second chance he has at fatherhood.
Jay Leno and Kevin Eubanks are working together again on television. Leno, who hosted "The Tonight Show" for more than two decades, is hosting a new comedy show "You Bet Your Life", and his longtime bandleader will join him as a co-host. Jay and Kevin are guests on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast, telling viewers what they can expect from the show.
New York Times #1 bestselling author Brad Thor appears on the newest episode of the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast to discuss his new Scot Harvath thriller “Black Ice”, the gamble of killing-off familiar characters, and getting the call to help prevent terror attacks against the United States.
Kathy Reichs’ new book, "The Bone Code", is the 20th in her bestselling “Bones” series that features forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. It’s a murder-mystery ‘ripped from the headlines’ that takes Tempe back to an unsolved case from her past.
Jack Carr spent two decades on the front lines of America’s war on terrorism. The former Navy Seal sniper and Special Operations Commander transitioned into a second career, as a New York Times best-selling author. Carr is the guest on the new "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast, talking about his new thriller "The Devil's Hand".
Hannah Black and Megan Petersen have taken different roads to their place in the film industry. Once their paths converged in an acting class, it set off a chain of creative events that resulted in the award-winning independent film, "Drought".
Drew Scheid and his younger brother Owen play two of the central characters in the award-winning independent film Drought, which was shot in southeastern North Carolina in 2018, released in 2020 and is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Shaneequa Vereen took a leap of faith to move halfway across the country without a job. Now, as Public Affairs Officer & Live Mission Commentator at NASA, Shaneequa is helping document mankind’s leaps into the heavens, while inspiring other young women of color to follow their dreams.
Alex Highsmith is the guest on this week's "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast, talking about what he learned during his first year of playing professional football for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and how much his family and his Faith have helped on the journey.
Patrick Brien doesn’t look at complicated issues the way most people do. The Army veteran and CEO of Cape Fear Collective has a view from about ten thousand feet, where he sees potential partnerships and innovative opportunities to address issues like poverty, affordable housing and healthcare.
Greta Van Susteren has hosted shows on all three major cable networks in her 25-year television career. She is the guest on this week's episode of the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast, looking back at that career and how a toga party played a part in making it happen.
Cliff Cash hasn’t had many chances to make people laugh with his stand-up comedy since the pandemic hit. But fans can get their fill with 'Half Way There', Cliff’s new album that spent three days at #1 on the iTunes Comedy Chart.
Chris Everett, the award-winning producer and director of the documentary "Wilmington on Fire", is the guest on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast, talking about the story he wants to tell in the follow-up to the 2015 film.
Actress Jen Lilley’s latest project for The Hallmark Channel, "USS Christmas," brought her to Wilmington to shoot during the pandemic. Along with spreading holiday cheer through the movie, Jen also came up with a way to keep COVID-19 from canceling Christmas for families and children in need.
Takayo Siddle, the UNCW Men's Basketball Head Coach, is the guest on this week's episode of the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast, talking about keeping his team COVID-19 free, his journey to becoming a first-time head coach, and his special relationship with Coach Kevin Keatts.
Dr. Charles Foust, the new superintendent of New Hanover County Schools, is the guest on the new episode of the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast, talking about his career, what he learned by driving a school bus, and the current challenges facing the school district in and out of the classroom.
Trevor Donovan has been on hiatus since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the actor is getting back in front of the cameras, coming to Wilmington in September to star in another Christmas movie for the Hallmark Channel. Trevor is a guest on the new episode of the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast.
John Gizdic, President and CEO of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and Carl Armato, President and CEO of Novant Health, are guests on this week's "1on1 with jon Evans" podcast, discussing Novant's proposed acquisition of NHRMC and what it will mean to healthcare in southeastern NC.
Beck Black grew up in rural North Carolina loving to sing and play music. Little did she know one day, she would be teamed up with one of the most famous musicians in the world. Beck’s new song, “Who’s Gonna Save Rock n’ Roll”, features former Beatle Ringo Starr on drums.
Journalists were attacked while documenting the history-making protests that followed the death of George Floyd. They were shoved to the ground, hit with tear gas, rocks, and other projectiles. Four television news reporters share their experiences after covering demonstrations in the Carolinas.