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A born and raised Wilmington woman turns 101 Friday. Isabelle McGowan was a first grade teacher for 35 years. She can remember when the schools were segregated and when there were hardly any cars on the road. She said in her 101 years, crime has increased and children have lost respect for their elders, but on the positive side, she is happy to see America elect an African American president. She shared some tips on living a long and happy life. "Just live right. Serve the Lord, trust him. Be good to people. Love people. Which I do, I love people," she said. Isabelle said if she lives one more day or 20 more years, she will be happy because she knows it all in the Lord's will and she knows where she'll be going.

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  • takes the time to video her stories of life…what a treat it would be to spend time with Ms. McGowan.

  • Justin America

    This is some of the best news I’ve seen in a long time. A God fearing, people loving person celebrates 101 years on this Earth. God, bless the believers and send Jesus back for us soon. Things are krunked up down here anymore. Isabelle McGowan, I’m glad to see how God has blessed you. You are an encouragement to me and many others I’m sure.


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