Best Lifestyle Winners

Best Home Building Company
Rufty Homes
HM: Royal Oaks Homes
HM: Wardson Construction
Best Nonprofit
Dorcas Ministries
HM: The Carying Place
HM: Western Wake Crisis Ministry
Best Active Adult Community
HM: Glenaire
HM: Carolina Preserve at Amberly
Best Place to Take Children
Kids Together/ Marla Dorrel Park
HM: Fred G. Bond Metro Park
HM: Pullen Park
Best Interior Design Company
Danny’s Bar-B-Que
HM: Lauren Burns Interiors
HM: TIE: Design Works Studio and VIP Interior Design
Best Coffeehouse
The Wake Zone Espresso
HM: Crema Coffee & Bakery
HM: Common Grounds Coffee House & Desserts
Best Elementary School Principal
Burt Batten, Laurel Park Elementary
HM: Michael Regan, Mills Park Elementary
HM: Winston Pierce, Farmington Woods Elementary
Best Middle School Principal
H. Trent Evans, Reedy Creek Middle
HM: Kenneth Proulx, Holly Grove Middle
HM: Aimee Viana, St. Michael the Archangel Catholic School
Best High School Principal
Matthew Wight, Apex Friendship High
HM: Karen Summers, Green Hope High
HM: Jason Curtis, Cardinal Gibbons High
Best High School Coach
Roy Cooper, Apex High
HM: Milton Senter, Fuquay-Varina High
HM TIE: John Hayden, Apex High and Nathaniel Blalock, Panther Creek High
Best Place to Walk, Run or Bike
American Tobacco Trail
HM: Fred G. Bond Metro Park
HM: Lake Pine/Apex Community Park
Best Place to Take Visitors
Downtown Apex
HM: Fred G. Bond Metro Park
HM: North Carolina Museum of Art
Best Fitness Club
YMCA of the Triangle
HM: O2 Fitness
HM: Rex Wellness Center
Best Yoga/Pilates Studio
HM: One Heart Yoga
HM: Republic of Yoga
Best Kids' Program for the Arts
Cary Dance Productions
HM: Academy for the Performing Arts
HM: Cary Arts Center/Town of Cary
Best Kids' Program for Sports
YMCA of the Triangle
HM: Town of Cary
HM: Dreamsports Center
Best Preschool
Primrose Schools
HM: Triangle Academy Preschool
HM: Resurrection Lutheran Preschool
Best TV Station
HM: ABC 11
Best TV Personality
Greg Fishel, WRAL
HM: Bill Leslie, WRAL
HM: Don Schwenneker, ABC 11
Best Radio Station
G105, 105.1 FM
HM: MIX, 101.5 FM
HM: WQDR, 94.7 FM
Best Radio Personality
Bob Dumas, G105
HM: Gene & Julie, MIX 101.5
HM: Bobby Bones, WNCB 93.9
Best Golf Course
Prestonwood Country Club
HM: MacGregor Downs Country Club
HM: Knights Play Golf Center
Best Music Venue
Koka Booth Amphitheatre
HM: Red Hat Amphitheater
HM: Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
Best Local Event
Lazy Daze
HM: PeakFest
HM: Apex Jazz Music Festival
Best N.C. Travel Destination
HM: Outer Banks
HM: Boone/Blowing Rock
Best Hotel/Resort in N.C.
The Umstead Hotel & Spa
HM: Omni Grove Park Inn
HM: Biltmore Estate

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