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50+ Coastal Lifestyles EXPO this Friday

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videoThe Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) and Better Living Magazine will host the first-ever 50+ Coastal Lifestyles EXPO on Friday, August 2nd at the Wilmington Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the EXPO is free and open to the general public. Full story...
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Woman on cross country mission to raise money, awareness for elderly

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videoTeri Swezey is on a mission. She plans to walk 3,039 miles across the country to raise money and awareness for seniors, their caregivers and the special needs they require. Full story...
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Census finds reaching age 90 more likely than ever

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Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90. First-ever census figures on the 90-plus population show it's nearly tripled in size since 1980, to 1.9 million. Full story...
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NC 71-year-old offers water, beaten with own cane

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North Carolina police say a 71-year-old woman was robbed and beaten with her own cane after getting a glass of water for a stranger at her door. Full story...
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Candler man accused of striking elderly driver

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Police say a road-rage incident led to the arrest of a man who witnesses say bragged about punching a 78-year-old driver. Full story...
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Impostor grandchildren scam the elderly for big bucks

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Jim and his wife of Wilmington, N.C., for example, received a call last month from a man saying he was their grandson. The man said he had been in a car accident while traveling in the Dominican Republic. After explaining his injuries and that he badly needed money to get out of jail and return to the United States, the man begged Jim, 78, not to tell his "parents" and blamed his voice change on the accident. Full story...
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Older drivers may have to pass tougher driving standards

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videoIf it were up to some state lawmakers, drivers over the age of 65 would have tougher standards when it comes to getting behind the wheel and drivers over 85 would have to take a road test. Full story...
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