A 90-year-old man saved his bride of 68 years from a fire, after lightning struck their home.
1 year ago
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90-year-old man saves wife from fire

A 90-year-old man saved his bride of 68 years from a fire, after lightning struck their home.
New retirement resort not living the old lifestyle
2 years ago
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New retirement resort not living the old lifestyle

There are more signs that the Cape Fear region is a retirement destination. Another senior living resort has opened its doors with new ways of turning silver into gold.
Man pleads guilty to sweepstakes fraud in NC
2 years ago
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Man pleads guilty to sweepstakes fraud in NC

A man has pleaded guilty in North Carolina for his role in a sweepstakes fraud scheme that prosecutors say focused on elderly Americans.
50+ Coastal Lifestyles EXPO this Friday
3 years ago
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50+ Coastal Lifestyles EXPO this Friday

The 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.
Woman on cross country mission to raise money, awareness for elderly
5 years ago
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Woman on cross country mission to raise money, awareness for elderly

Teri 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.
Census finds reaching age 90 more likely than ever
5 years ago
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Census finds reaching age 90 more likely than ever

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.
NC 71-year-old offers water, beaten with own cane
5 years ago
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NC 71-year-old offers water, beaten with own cane

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.
Candler man accused of striking elderly driver
5 years ago
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Candler man accused of striking elderly driver

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

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.
Older drivers may have to pass tougher driving standards
8 years ago
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Older drivers may have to pass tougher driving standards

If 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.