LocalVoices

At Local Voice Wilmington, we believe our community grows stronger when we understand more about our neighbors, their lives, their professions and their passions.  Local Voices is our way of sharing those community connections on the radio, online and everywhere in between. Click below to start getting to know our Local Voices. 

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Stalk & Vine owner, Zac Brown, talks about his Cape Fear Riverfront restaurant that provides its customers with a full spectrum beverage program featuring craft beer, wine, and a creative cocktail list paired with a variety of modern gastro-fare small, medium and large plates. See more…

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Designer Looks for Less at Anchored Home! Cannan Ward is the in-house interior designer and has put together many curated looks to help any budget bring on-trend furniture to your home. Handpicked furniture, accessories, art, lamp, rugs and jewelry await you at Anchored Home.  Click here to see more…


 

Farmers Supply has been Wilmington’s local lawn, garden, animal and farming headquarters since 1950. Get to know the new owner Teddy Davis and his resident expert on all things lawn and garden Diane Usher. Click here to read more…


 

 

Yoga Salt is a studio that stretches its wing’s from the west coast of Los Angeles to the east coast of Wilmington North Carolina. Their mission is to teach intelligent, strong, and authentic vinyasa flow classes that will tone, strengthen, and nourish the soul of every practitioner. Click here to read more…

 


Flying Machine Brewing Co. is a 16,600-square-foot building on Randall Parkway that showcases a 10,000-square-foot brewhouse, taproom, two-story outside patio, and inside and outside bars.  Click here to read more…

 

 

 

 

 

 



Brian Dorcy has been the President and CEO of Alliance Credit Union for 3 years now and with the company for 7 years. Rick DeCrescente has been with the company for nearly 6 years and is the Vice President and head of operations for the Wilmington market. Click here to read more…

 


Meet locals Christian Cardamone and Mark King. Local music lovers and businessmen who wanted to create a unique boating experience in Wrightsville beach. Only a few short months later Aloha Tiki Charters was launched. You have to check this out for yourself! Click here to read more…
 


Local Voice welcomed UNCW Women’s Basketball coach Karen Barefoot and Atlantic Bay Mortgage’s Gina Andrews in-studio to talk about hoops, the mortgage business, and how their two worlds converged in the Wilmington area. Click here to read more…
 

Local couple Macy and Troy Cole are both former athletes who have seen the physical and spiritual benefits of yoga.  Shortly after their wedding, the couple had the opportunity to join Axis Fitness+Training and are thrilled to be able to share their passion for yoga with the community.   Click here to read more…
 


 

Meet Ty Graham, seafood aficionado and Cape Fear Boil Company co-owner. After 5 successful summers catering seafood boils in the outer banks he decided it was time to bring it back where it all started so The Cape Fear region could experience first hand, ‘The best pot on the beach’. Click here to read more…
 
 


 
Meet Corey Lewis, Owner of Cape Fear Jobs and expert on all things job related. After years of working in corporate recruitment he has decided to focus his skill set on the Cape Fear region bridging the gap between local job seekers and local employers. Click here to read more…
 


Meet Josh Petty, owner and head chef of Cast Iron Kitchen.  After working as a local chef for many years, Josh has opened his own restaurant to focus on food that’s “Simply Southern…all day long”. Click here to learn more.
 


Anna Brother’s is an avid Penguin listener and owner of Coastal Shield Insurance.  She worked in the insurance and real estate industry for 15 years before deciding to start her own company.  Anna and the entire Coastal Shield team pride themselves in delivering the best customer service and go above and beyond to find you the best policy. for the best rate. Click here to learn more.

 


Meet Veterinarian Gina Scarzella and Vet Tech Caroline Stevens from College Road and Carolina Beach Animal Hospital.  They truly go the extra mile in their mission to serve the pets in their time of need. Click here to read more…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Marshall Cooper is the Senior VP and Wilmington Market Executive for CresCom Bank. Marshall has worked for CresCom Bank for 9 years. Click here to learn more.
 

Don Bullard stopped by to talk about his 40 years in the insurance industry as well as his dedication to helping coastal residents protect their lifestyles and investments.  Click here to read more
 

Blair Walton has a passion for landscape design and music. His company, Element Outdoor Living has flourished behind his passion for creating truly unique and special landscape settings – right in your yard!  He is also an integral part of the Wilmington music scene. He has produced concerts through Pipeline events such as California Roots Carolina Sessions and Epic Day at GLA. Click here to read more…
 

Ryan Petrilla knew he wanted to own his own business, specifically a fitness business. He spent 3 years researching business plans and different franchise models before he decided to create his own company. He took the good he found and got rid of the bad things he saw and created Epic Fit 365.  Click here to read more..
 

Flying Machine Brewing Co. is a 16,600-square-foot building on Randall Parkway that showcases a 10,000-square-foot brewhouse, taproom, two-story outside patio, and inside and outside bars.  Click here to read more…
 

Meet Brian Holton, owner and operator of Healthy Home Pest Control! Healthy Home believes in a a custom, environmentally friendly approaching to solving your pest and moisture issues. Click here to read more…


Jack Viorel was a teacher with a passion for surfing.  When he moved to Wilmington, he started working with charities and utilized the medium of surfing to help kids build learn life skills and build self confidence.  From there his surf school blossomed while continuing to maintain the charity focus.  Click here to read more…
 


Meet Dr. Damien Brezinski of Island Cardiology.  After spending 25 years in the Wilmington community, Brezinski and his wife have created a warm and welcoming environment for people to discuss their heart’s health.  Click here to learn more…
 

Dr. Louis Buffalino, owner of Lifeline Chiropractic & Natural Medicine, stopped by to discuss wellness and alternative options for improving your health. Click here to learn more…   
 

Meet Andrew Buffalino, owner of Little Buffalo Pizza Shop. Andrew’s life took him from Long Island, to Europe and eventually the Wrightsboro area of Wilmington, where he opened Little Buffalo Pizza Shop.  Click here to read more…
 

Kate Groat started with Live Oak Bank as a loan officer, but has found a new passion as their Director of Corporate Philanthropy.  At Live Oak Bank, they treat their employees well and part of that means giving back to the community in the areas that matter most to their employees.   Click here to read more..
 


Kimberly Paul stops by to talk about her recent Ted Talk, her extraordinary staff, and a rewarding 18 years with the Lower Cape Fear Hospice.   Click here to learn more… 
 


The Admissions team at Miller-Motte knows when it comes to your education, training, and job placement the college which you attend can make all the difference in the world.  Miller-Motte’s programs and courses are designed to prepare you for the job market and will be with you every step of the way to success! Click here to read more…

 


Kristy has built a reputation on meeting the needs of her client’s and placing their goals at the head of every transaction. She wants people to feel like a dependable friend is guiding them in the real estate process. Check out her local voice’s spotlight to learn more about Kristy and how she is helping our community!
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Husband and Wife team Greg and Cat Marinich met in Wilmington at Uncw before traveling the world with the Army.  They returned to the port city to start their own ‘Nothing Bundt Cakes’ bringing unique desserts customized for any occasion! Click here to read more…
 

Local owners Dustin and Susan Gross came by the studio to discuss Orangetheory Fitness and how their facility takes a unique approach to exercise and getting in shape.  Click here to learn more…
 
 


Owner’s of Panacea Brewing Company, Artie and Robin Hill have been life-long brewers.  From beer, wine, and kefir, the Hill’s were on a search for a delicious AND healthy drink.  Enter: Kombucha; The elixir of life.  Now with their own tap room and mobile tap room (Booch Bus!) Panacea Brewing Company is spreading their delicious and healthy drink all over Wilmington and beyond! Click here to read more…

 

  
Meet Brad Hollingsworth, Chris Harper, and Ryan Gillespie, co-owners of Peak Athletics in Wilmington.  See how their their customized approach, expertise, and support can help you get in shape or achieve your athletic goals. Click here to read more…

 

Jamal Haddad has owned and operated all kinds of restaurants but he went back to his roots when he created Peño Mediterranean Grill (formerly Baba Ghanouj). Peño Mediterranean Grill combines great food, great people and great music to create a special experience.  Click here to read more..
 
 


John Ridenhour was the General Manager at Pita Delite for 10 years before he had the opportunity to make it his own. Pita Delite concentrates on delicious food and outstanding customer service and have become a staple of the Wilmington food scene. Click here to read more…

 

Meet Angus Trott (Owner), and John Holmes (Co-Owner) of Port City Pest. From managing agreements with HOAs to helping businesses battle unwanted visitors, Port City Pest focuses on providing the community with dependable, affordable pest control. See more…



Meet Brian Ballard, owner of the Pour Taproom in Downtown Wilmington. See how Brain and his staff are throwing a beer festival everyday. Click here to read more…

 

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Meet Skip Eames, Owner of Remedy Tax and Accounting services.  Born and raised right here in Wilmington, Skip started Remedy Tax and Accounting in 2010 and has helped numerous small businesses and individuals optimize their taxes and accounting needs. Click here to read more…

 

CEO Tom Ferguson and GM Thomas Hunter of Rise Biscuits Donuts stopped by to discuss their unique menu and the store’s recent arrival in Wilmington.  Click here to learn more…
 
 

Owner Rob Kuchar and marketing partner Ryan Hedspeth talk about their brand new product Rosé Water. A refreshing combination of water sourced from the Austrian Alps and French dry rosé wine from the heart of the Loire Valley. Based here at home in Wilmington, North Carolina. See more…


Meet Joe and Abi Senna, owners of Rumcow and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot downtown on Grace Street. By pushing the boundaries on traditional cuisine and cocktails, they will take your dining or nightlife experience to a high level. See more…

 



After working his way up in the Wilmington restaurant scene, Chef Sam Cahoon manifested his vision – a latin inspired dining experience. Savorez culls you to enjoy a colorful & unique dining experience in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Click here to read more…

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Husband and wife team Stephen Durley and Hayley Jensen have opened their second restaurant in Wilmington, Skytown Beer and BBQ. The sister brewery-restaurant to downtown Wilmington staple Beer Barrio is a celebration of the “best of barbecue” from around the American South and Midwest. Click here to read more…

 

 

  

Steve Adams purchased SOLA Schools in March of 2006 and with a wonderful staff of amazingly qualified teachers, a fabulous paint job, and a beautiful outdoor overhaul SOLA Schools was underway. SOLA’s environment is alive with energy and the art’s. This environment cultivates their goal to be a key partner in unlocking each child’s imagination and potential for their life ahead. SOLA has grown into a busy toddler program, morning preschool, preschool after school and Wilmington’s top elementary after school program all offering arts, crafts, music, academics, playground games and adventures in a fun, creative socially developmental oriented atmosphere.

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Meet Clark Shay and Wes Evans co-founders of Sport City Rec. As Wilmington’s Social Sports Gurus, they host sports leagues and fun events to connect the community. Click here to read more…

 


Jacob Carroll is the owner of Superior Insurance who also has a love for local music and sports. As a local community member, Jacob and his team are motivated to build local relationships in order to deliver the best service and best rates. Click here to read more…

 

Owner Rocco Quaranto discusses Tama Tea’s upcoming 1-year anniversary and the benefits of their delicious and healthy matcha tea.  Click here to read more…
 

Chef and Owner Bobby Zimmerman is a man of integrity, passion, and skill. His initiative and drive can be seen in all aspects of his life; most recently, Wilmington’s newest restaurant and butcher shop hybrid, True Blue Butcher & Table. Click here to read more…
 

Long time friends Allen Renquist and Matt Anlyan have spent most of their life working as international humanitarians but they set their sights on a new challenge, owning their own business. The Donut Inn was a perfect fit!    Click here to read more…
 

Rising from the ranks of intern, Vice President of Sales Brandon Walker now helps to lead the rise of the Untappd.  Started as a social media app for beer drinkers, Untappd has quickly evolved to encompass many new features that help engage beer consumers with breweries, bottle shops, and restaurants. They have successfully captivated the growing craft beer audience in Wilmington and around the world. Download the app for yourself!  Click here to read more…
 

Dr. Rosalyn George and the EXPERT team at Wilmington Dermatology Center, address everything from acne to skin cancer using advanced techniques and treatments. And as the states leading botox and cosmetic filler dermatology practice, you can trust WDC for real, natural results! Click here to read more…

 

 

 

 

 


 

  
Meet Shellie Smith and Crystal Treanor of Wilmington Funeral and cremation. Their care and expertise in helping their clients are unparalleled. Find out how having an experienced funeral and celebration team can make all the difference in these tough situations. Click here to read more…

 

A Wilmington native, Wrightsville Beach Brewery owner Jud Watkins grew up oystering with his father and grandfather in Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro marshes.  It was in these marshes that the trio dreamed up plans for a brewery and oyster house that would be a nod to Wilmington’s rich coastal history, educate patrons about environmental preservation and give back to the community.   Click here to read more…
 
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