"I've thoroughly enjoyed my position here for the past eight years, but it's been something that my wife and I have been talking about especially this year, me turning 63," Bradshaw said. "We both want to have some more free time, so we're looking forward to retirement."
We went to Brunswick County to do a story on how the growing population boosts the economy. We came back with a story of how retirees are spending their free time. Here is the special WWAY report, "Turning Silver into Gold".
An important woman in the Cape Fear is retiring.
Rebecca Blackmore said she has been a district court judge for New Hanover and Pender Counties for 21 years, but on New Year's Day, she will wake up as a retiree. Blackmore ruled on many cases, anything from traffic violations to child custody battles.
North Carolina's chief landfill and hazardous waste regulator is retiring this spring. Division of Waste Management Director Dexter Matthews told agency workers Monday of his decision to leave June 1 after 13 years at his current job and 30 years in environmental and public health protection. Matthews says his plan had always been to retire at 30 years.
The greater Wilmington, NC, area has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. The city is profiled in the November/December issue, available nationwide on Oct. 15, 2013.