MEDIA: Best Local TV Meteorologist: Larry Sprinkle, WCNC. "Larry is a class act and lots of fun. In addition to his work on television, he gives back to the community whenever he has an opportunity. I admire that, and I have tried to give back a little myself through some annual events."
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: Best Club/Party DJ: DJ Spider. "Hands down, it's DJ Spider! Spider has the biggest creative streak I have ever seen in a DJ, and she has a killer library of music to customize for any occasion or event. If you're fortunate enough to get to Heroes Con or Dragon Con each year, you can bear witness to her incredible costuming skills as well."
AFTER DARK: Best New Nightspot (Opened In Last 12 Months): Chop Shop. "Well done and well-themed, Chop Shop is a place that can be your neighborhood watering hole or the place you go to catch some live music. The service is great and the management makes you feel like you're an important part of the place."