Best of Wilmington NC People 2019


Cothran Harris Architecture


A full service architectural and interior design firm, Cothran Harris has designed a full range of projects, including private residents, apartment complexes, and commercial projects. The company’s projects have been featured in numerous, noteworthy publications. At Cothran Harris Architecture, the focus is on the client, with careful attention paid to their architectural style and lifestyle preferences. Cothran Harris wants to ensure clients’ homes meet their needs on the inside while instilling a sense of pride with the exterior.


Melissa Gott, The Law Group


With a dedication to providing “aggressive, passionate, and skillful representation,” Melissa Gott, managing partner of The Law Group, earns this year’s recognition for top local attorney. Gott’s practice focuses on real estate, business law, family law, and estate planning. The Law Group prioritizes on focusing on their clients’ needs and achieving the best legal outcomes for them. Gott is a graduate of Campbell University School of Law and actively involved in numerous community organizations.  


Friedman Chiropractic


Dr. David Friedman of Friedman Chiropractic has been providing chiropractic care to the Wilmington area since 1989. Friedman Chiropractic specializes in treating back pain, neck pain, TMJ, and whiplash from auto accidents. Dr. Friedman has been called “chiropractor to the stars,” having treated celebrities such as John Travolta, Jenny McCartney, and Paul Newman.

Dentist for Adults

Treman and Treman

Doctors Steve and Mike Treman offer comprehensive training in cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, and implant dentistry. With many years of experience involving the latest technology, including digitally assisted anesthesia, digital X-rays, digital 3-D imaging, and single visit aesthetic crowns and bridges, Treman and Treman is a top choice for adult dentistry in the Wilmington area.

Dentist for Pediatrics

Coastal Carolina Pediatric Dentistry


At Coastal Carolina Pediatric Dentistry, pediatric patients receive a positive dental experience and outstanding oral healthcare. Doctors Dimock, Weinberg, and Cherry emphasize the importance of excellent oral health in a pleasant environment. The inviting reception area and ability to relax while watching kid friendly TV during oral exams sets patients at ease and makes the dental experience fun and welcoming.

Interior Designer

Susan Covington, Sac Art


From private residences to commercial projects such as the Fish House Grill and Bridge Tender, Susan Covington of Sac Art is a local leader in interior design. Clients seek out Covington for her interior design expertise and keen eye for how colors, textures, and furnishings work together to create ambiance and reflect the style of the home or business owner. Covington also specializes in residential remodels, additions, and commercial upfits, which involves working closely with a team of architects, contractors, electricians, and other professionals to achieve a common goal.


Carolina Pediatrics of Wilmington


Started by Dr. Mary Forehand in 1989 and now offering offices in Wilmington and Hampstead, Carolina Pediatrics is known for their gentle, engaged, and professional pediatric care. Families appreciate their convenient walk-in hours for sick and urgent care as well as their nurse advice line.

Plastic Surgeon

Wilmington Plastic Surgery

Among the most renowned plastic surgery practices in the Southeast, Wilmington Plastic Surgery features four board-certified plastic surgeons who are well trained and passionate about their work. Wilmington Plastic Surgery engenders trust and confidence from their patients, whether they are considering simple topical cosmetic procedures or more involved reconstructive surgeries. With more than three decades of serving the Wilmington area, Wilmington Plastic Surgery remains a leader in the plastic surgery industry.

Real Estate Agency

Intracoastal Real Estate

Since opening their doors in 1976, Intracoastal has grown to 14 offices with more than 400 agents throughout the Cape Fear region. Intracoastal specializes in residential real estate, short- and long-term property management, and project development. With a commitment to outstanding marketing, client service, and follow-up after sales, Intracoastal derives more than half of their business from referrals.


Porters Neck Veterinary Hospital


A family-owned business since 1999, Porters Neck Veterinary Hospital provides comprehensive animal care with compassion and respect. Husband and wife team Dr. Simmons-Resnick and Dr. Resnick and their team of veterinarians and technicians stay updated on the latest veterinary care and technology. In addition to veterinary services, Porters Neck Veterinary Hospital offers an on-site, temperature controlled boarding facility. At Porters Neck, pets are treated like family.  

Wedding Planner

Social Butterfly Events


Social Butterfly Events values getting to know their clients as couples and individuals in order to create a wedding event that reflects their unique personalities and love stories. Clients can sit back and relax while Social Butterfly Events handles all the details of the wedding plans, from flowers to fabrics to food. Social Butterfly Events leverages their industry experience and relationships with local vendors to bring together the perfect wedding events, whether you need full service planning and design or just day of coordination.

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