Features http://whqr.org en This, that, and the other thing http://whqr.org/post/and-other-thing <p></p><p>Caricature artists are usually found along boardwalks, places like Atlantic City and Myrtle Beach. But most Saturdays in Wilmington, you can find Bill Smith at the Cotton Exchange. The 77-year-old caricature artist grew up in Long Island, New York. He worked as a sign painter for more than 50 years until computers put him out of business.</p><p>Smith believes sketching the good side of people is more important than making fun of them.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 29311 at http://whqr.org This, that, and the other thing At 65, James Tramble Casts His First Ballot http://whqr.org/post/65-james-tramble-casts-his-first-ballot <p></p><p>The trip to the polls for millions of Americans is quick and easy. The hardest part may be enduring long lines. But for those who struggle with literacy, it can be hard to find the courage to stand in that line at all. New Hanover County resident James Tramble dropped out of school in the fourth grade. He learned to navigate the world without reading or writing. At 65 years old, Tramble’s never voted. But this year is different. WHQR's Sara Wood brings us his story, and what it means to vote for the first time.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 26803 at http://whqr.org At 65, James Tramble Casts His First Ballot To Stand on Their Own Two Feet: Wilmington's Burmese Community http://whqr.org/post/stand-their-own-two-feet-wilmingtons-burmese-community <p>Imagine having to run from your home, for your life, never stopping to look back or to return.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 18319 at http://whqr.org To Stand on Their Own Two Feet: Wilmington's Burmese Community The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Four) http://whqr.org/post/golden-years-aging-our-region-part-four <p>Right now, 1 in 8 Americans aged 65 and older has Alzheimer&rsquo;s, and the disease affects nearly half of all people who are 85 and up.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:58:00 +0000 Michelle Bliss 14713 at http://whqr.org The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Four) The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Three) http://whqr.org/post/golden-years-aging-our-region-part-three <p>The facts are staggering: 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer&rsquo;s Disease today; by 2050, that number could triple to up to 16 million; the disease is the sixth leading cause of death in America and will cost the nation $200 billion this year.</p><p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:46:42 +0000 Michelle Bliss 14712 at http://whqr.org The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Three) The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Two) http://whqr.org/post/golden-years-aging-our-region-part-two <p>Three times a week, Dr. Mark Williams visits half a dozen geriatric patients at The Davis Community, a nursing home and rehabilitation center in Porters Neck.</p><p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 21:06:02 +0000 Michelle Bliss 14538 at http://whqr.org The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part Two) The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part One) http://whqr.org/post/golden-years-aging-our-region-part-one <p>Right now, 1.2 million seniors age 65 and up live in North Carolina. That number could trump 2 million by 2030.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 22:13:45 +0000 Michelle Bliss 12845 at http://whqr.org The Golden Years: Aging in Our Region (Part One)