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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 26, 2018

His name is Brandon Hickman. But fans know him best as ‘Bigg B’, the man behind the voice they hear on the “Bigg Ride Home” every weekday on Coast 97.3. Bigg B’s impact on Wilmington goes far beyond his DJ work. He is a mentor, a volunteer, a leader and an entrepreneur, always encouraging others to know...


May 19, 2018

Beth Troutman met one president and campaigned with another. She hosted nationally syndicated television shows, appeared on network news programs and anchored newscasts in North Carolina’s largest media market. Then she walked away, telling God she would “listen to His call”. The 2018 Azalea Festival Queen...


May 12, 2018

Chip Mahan bought a book to learn how to run a bank. It worked. He rose to leadership positions in two companies, then took the bold step to launch the world’s first internet-only bank. Mahan's most-recent success story, Live Oak Bank, survived tough times during the recession and is now flourishing along with...


May 5, 2018

Lyberty Anderson will tell you transferring from the University of Virginia to UNC Wilmington saved her life. Lyberty has achieved unparalleled success on the golf course. But the game of life became much tougher for Lyberty to play, leading to depression and thoughts of suicide. But a phone call, a change of scenery...