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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! 

May 29, 2017

David Rouzer had his sights set on a career in agriculture. After working on his grandfather's farm as a child, and taking college courses to prepare for a future in the agriculture industry, Rouzer took part in an international program while studying at North Carolina State University. Rouzer's roommate during that...


May 22, 2017

Lenny Simpson's tennis game earned him positions in several Halls of Fame. Mentored by greats such as Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, Simpson went from a court in Wilmington, North Carolina to courts in Forest Hills and Wimbledon. Along the way he experienced the discrimination against African-American players, and he...


May 15, 2017

Actors want to see Tony Rivenbark perform. That's how well-respected he is in Wilmington's theater community. Tony has performed, directed or produced more than 200 productions, often on the main stage in Wilmington's Thalian Hall. Many know the story about Tony's first trip to Thalian, and that he went on to...


May 8, 2017

Anthony "A.J." Tata spent nearly three decades serving his country in the United States Army, rising to the rank of Brigadier General before he retired. Education and government followed, but Tata always had a penchant for writing, even using a pseudonym to write during his time in the service. Now it is his full-time...


May 1, 2017

Ed McMahon's law enforcement career is approaching 30 years. Starting in Vermont before moving to New Hanover County, he's held just about every rank and done just about every job possible in protecting the public. But before law enforcement, Ed McMahon had other jobs and experiences that shaped his life and family.