Josh Johnson a former U.S. Marine found himself struggling after transitioning to civilian life after his service. He said it took him 14 years to really find something that truly helped him, and what he found was sailing. Now he is the executive director of the Non-profit Freedom Sailing which takes other Military Veterans Sailing. He hopes that by sailing fellow veterans can fill the void of their former brotherhood with the camaraderie, teamwork, and unity of sailing.
Veteran owned brewery in Wilmington North Carolina
Bill Feirmer manages the Lowes Home Improvement store in Monkey Junction near Carolina Beach. He is a Navy veteran who is proud to run such a community-oriented store.
After spending 27 years in the military veteran and UNCW Alum, Greg Marinich now spends his days delivering joy in the form of cake as the owner of the Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery in Wilmington NC
A former Marine raider turns into a food and beverage founder. The late special operations officer has found success within the Wilmington business community.
In honor of Veterans, every month we will post a story that highlights a different veteran in our area. The story will also air in the 5:30 p.m. newscast on WECT.
In honor of Veterans owned businesses in our area, every month we will post a story that highlights a different veteran owned business in our area. The story will also air in the 5:30 p.m. newscast on WECT.
Veteran owned business, Apple Annie’s, has been baking delicious treats for Wilmington NC for over 35 years.
Carolina Candy Company & Gifts started out as just a candy shop in Wilmington NC known best for their toffee, but recently they decided to expand their business in an attempt to support other small businesses around the country.
The Heart of Carolina gift store in the cotton exchange in historic downtown Wilmington NC sells hand made items made in North Carolina. They sell everything from socks, to t shirts, to pottery, home décor, pillows and blankets, jewelry, jams and spices, wine, and so much more.