Extraordinary People Next Door
Extraordinary People: Mamie Fowler serves up happiness at Chick-fil-A
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 8:01pm.

video Fried chicken and french fries may fill customers’ stomachs, but the dining room hostess at Chick-fil-A in Monkey Junction fills their souls.

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Extraordinary People: Young owners find sweet success at Fuzzy Peach
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 9:00pm.

video The experience inside a Fuzzy Peach store is one you won't easily forget. From the colorful décor to the modern lounge-like furniture, it isn't your average dessert shop. Owners Rocco Quaranto and Wells Struble say besides making cold treats with toppings for days, they wanted to create a fun environment for customers.

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EXTRAORDINARY PERSON: A restauranteur with 'chops'
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 04/23/2013 - 11:42am.

videoIf you've ever gone for lunch downtown, you probably have seen one of the most recognizable faces in Wilmington.

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Creating the perfect Azalea Festival hat
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 10:19pm.

video Azalea Festival week brings live music, exceptional gardens, historical homes and of course, plenty of those beautiful flowers. But for the ladies, having a great hat to make their outfit complete is an absolute must. Many folks turn to milliner Jan Wutkowski. "I think a hat is the exclamation point to a person's personality," Wutkowski said.

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Pastor using second chance at life to promote safety in schools
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:04pm.

video A local pastor is taking on violence in schools through a new, children's album. Pastor Yushonda Midgette-Spriggs says she's been given a second chance at life and she wants to make a difference. Midgette-Spriggs has always loved to dance and entertain, but her passion for performing was crippled after a near fatal crash in 1996.

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Woman scores big on soccer field
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 7:37pm.

video She's got the kicks of a superstar and the medals to prove it. Kimberley Crabbe was the first African American to play on the U.S. Women's soccer team and that's just the beginning of her athletic success.

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Woman creates 'katchy' invention
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 1:00pm.

video Inside a Whiteville home, one woman spends her days brainstorming and testing ideas for her latest inventions. Anne Wheeler has been an innovator of baby products and now she's hoping to succeed in other markets. Today, two-year-olds Ellie and Chloe are using Wheeler's invention, the Katchit Tray, designed to cut down on kids' messes.

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: CFCC student excels in academics, volunteership
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:27am.

video Cape Fear Community College student Malik Abdul-Rashid says he believes if he works hard enough, he can accomplish his greatest dreams. On an average day, you can find Malik walking from class to class on the CFCC campus. But in a short conversation with him, you'll discover he's no average student. With wisdom beyond his years, Malik says people should be thankful for every moment.

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Raising quintuplets
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 6:36pm.

video Any parent can tell you having their first baby comes with challenges. Now, imagine that times five. Carmen and Mike Matthews say raising their quintuplets is all about routine. They are this week's extraordinary people next door..

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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Grief counselor turns words of comfort into poetic prose
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:49pm.

video She’s a grief counselor turned author. Katherine Roberts Moore of Ocean Isle Beach turned her words of healing into poetic prose. In the world of words, Katherine finds herself right at home. Influenced by her mother's love for vocabulary, ideas and imagination run wildly through Katherine’s head and flow straight to her pen. It lights a fire in her soul.

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