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1on1 with Jon Evans

We're talking to the newsmakers, but not in the way you are used to seeing on the nightly newscasts. "1on1" gives me the chance to find out more about the people who lead your community, where they got their start, important decisions in their lives, mistakes they made and what they learned from it. Please let me know how you enjoy these episodes! 

Jul 17, 2017

He's won the "Best Chef" award several times, been a finalist for a "Best Chef in the Southeast", and was invited to compete on the "Top Chef" reality television show. He's had articles written about him in national magazines. Movie stars have dined in his "Catch" restaurant. Yet with all the national notoriety,...


Jul 10, 2017

Judy Girard has a Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award recognizing her impact on television programming. Starting in local television, she was one of the first women to work her way up the corporate ladder. As president of "The Food Network", Judy launched the careers of Rachel Ray, Ina Garten and Paula Deen. She ran...


Jul 3, 2017

Connor Barth went from kicking footballs on the high school field in Wilmington, to the college spotlight in Chapel Hill, into the world of professional sports. Football then became his job. Connor proved himself, landed a big contract, then suffered a severe injury playing in a charity basketball game. He worked...


Jun 26, 2017

Mike Ashcraft went to college to become an architect. A self-described “completely average” teenager growing up, Ashcraft says he was 5’3” and weighed less than 100 pounds when he got his driver’s license at the age of 16. Now, 30 years later, Mike Ashcraft has become a heavyweight. Not in a physical way, but...


Jun 19, 2017

Sydney Penny began doing commercials when she was just three years old. Those opportunities grew into higher-profile roles that included the ABC mini-series "The Thorn Birds", and "Pale Rider" with Clint Eastwood. Sydney was nominated for Emmy Awards for playing BJ Walker on "Santa Barbara", and as Julia Santos on "All...