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, and we introduced each of them to you all.

Get to know each of our amazing semifinalists!

Colleen Steckel

Washington, N.C.

For 30 years, Colleen Steckel has lived with a debilitating disease. Now, she wants to help others with the same illness. Read More…

Nikki Lewis

Kinston, N.C.

Lewis loves helping others. Lewis works with people struggling with addiction and mental health issues.Read More…

Audrey Vines

Farmville, N.C.

Audrey Vines is a teacher, Zumba instructor, and a helper and she wants to help her hometown, Farmville. Read More…

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