Bitty & Beau’s Coffee owner Amy Wright heads to the Big Apple for CNN Heroes show

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Wheels up! Heading to NYC to represent Bitty & Beau's Coffee at CNN Heroes Tribute Show! (Photo: Amy Wright)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Bitty and Beau’s Coffee owner Amy Wright was nominated for the CNN Hero of the Year award and now is headed to New York City to find out if she won.

She was named a CNN Hero back in June. The story featured Wright and two employees Matt and Jessie. The segment shows the inspiration that many see every day when walking into the coffee shop. We have featured Wright and her husband as an Extraordinary Person of the Week.

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Each of the heroes received a $10,000 cash prize. One of the 10 will be named “CNN Hero of the Year” and receive an additional $100,000 for his or her cause.

Their efforts are being highlighted at “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” a global broadcast event on CNN airing Sunday, December 17 at 8 p.m. ABC’s Kelly Ripa will join Anderson Cooper as co-host for this star-studded 11th-annual show, live from New York’s American Museum of Natural History.