We wanted to recognize the great contributions women have made to our nation and local communities. Remarkable Women is part of a nationwide Nexstar Media initiative to honor the influence that women have had on public policy, social progress and the quality of life.

Leading up to International Women’s Day, we highlighted four local women who inspire, lead and forge the way for other women. It’s not just about one day or one month — it’s about what they do, day-in and day-out.

Based on your nominations, four semifinalists were selected, which you can learn more about below. The announcement of the winner can be seen in the above video.

Get to know each of our amazing semifinalists!

Delouis Davis

Kinston, N.C.

Delouis Davis does so much for the community, from raising foster children to volunteering. She also shows her love by writing cards. Read More…

Ginger Wade

Morehead City, N.C.

Ginger Wade may be retired but she’s not slowing down. She’s been a big part of a food pantry for the past decade, helping those who need it the most. Read More…

Bobbie Robinson

Greenville, N.C.

When Bobbie Robinson’s child was diagnosed with Autism, she wanted to find a place close to home for her son to get assistance. When it wasn’t there, she created it on her own. Read More…

Mary Perkins-Williams

Greenville, N.C.

She’s a preacher’s daughter and a first-generation college graduate. Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, Pitt County Commissioner Mary Perkins-Williams said she has her upbringing to thank for who she is today. Read More…