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Calabash administrator needs to earn trust back

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The seaside town of Calabash is buzzing over the new town administrator and his less than perfect past. Jeremy Cribb has only worked for the town for a few months, and officials have already found some skeletons in his closet. “It caught us all very much off guard,” said Michael Abushakra, a Calabash business owner. An anonymous letter was sent to town officials requesting they take a closer look at Cribb's work history and criminal past. Turns out, Cribb lied about prior work experience on his resume and has had several run-ins with the law, including impersonating law enforcement and writing worthless checks. "It's like lying to your parents. You have to regain that trust, it’s not something that's just given back to you. So he's got a hard road ahead of him,” Abushakra said. Calabash Mayor Anthony Clemmons said, "Everyone deserves a second chance." That's just what Cribb is getting. The town is giving him the benefit of the doubt and extending his probationary period, simply because he has exceeded their expectations in fulfilling his job requirements. During his short time in calabash, Cribb was instrumental in forming a merchant alliance among the town's businesses. He also put together the Fourth of July fireworks show that brought more than 10,000 people to Calabash. Now, he has to regain the trust of the town's residents. Cribb wouldn't appear on camera, but has apologized to the town and his co-workers, and hopes to get a fresh start.

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Jeremy Cribb ??? Preacher

This gentleman has buffaloed a small church in GA into believiing he is a preacher.
Does anyone know how the church can obtain more info about this man?

Jeremy cribb

He tried the samething here in north Carolina,if we are talking about the same jeremy cribb,you contact the north Carolina SBI

Jeremy Cribb

Fortunately the people in GA found out the truth -- he lies lies lies!

We will be to blame.

I live in Calabash and if we excuse liars, even once, then we'll get what we deserve. I feel like this kind of attitude is why so many government officials get away with murder. If they were ALWAYS held accountable, it might make a difference. Just like children, you have to be consistent.

John 8:7

"So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone..."

Even Christ held people accountable for their actions.

Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

He forgave the thief, but didn't release him from his accountability.

jeremy cribb

He is from the Whiteville area. Mention his name there, see what you find out........

Second chance for calabash town administrator

I cannot believe the Mayor calls this giving him a second chance by allowing Mr. Cribb to submit a true resume because they discovered discrepancies - excuse me I believe that is called fraud when trying to apply for a job -- I can't think of any other employer who would allow an employee to resubmit a resume to get it correct. Shame on your Mr. Cribb - did you think you wouldn't get caught? Lying doesn't pay.

If he lied to get the job

If he lied to get the job what else is he capable of or would stoop to, to get what he wants? This has a real bad smell to it and it’s better to clean it up or be prepared to deal with whatever permanent damage comes from it. This whole situation is very scary and people need to speak up and let our elected officials know we will not tollerate it!

but gov't work does pay!

You are correct, lying doesn't pay but being in the government does pay. Only in government do the incompetent thrive.

So what if he is good at

So what if he is good at organizing fireworks. Big Whoop. Once a liar always a liar and if the town keeps him on sooner or later something will come back and bite them in the butt.

It's about performance and the bottom line

There's that old saying, "Don't cut off your nose to spite your face." Apparently this guy is doing a good enough job that the benefits of keeping him on - warts and all - outweigh the concerns over his past. If there really is that much concern among the citizenry they can express that concern at the voting booth by voting out their elected representatives who hired him.

we all know govt officials lie...

So what the heck, at least this guy is doing his job. It's not like honesty is a "well known value" that all gov't officials have anyway. Extend his probation period, get all the skeletons out and then keep a close eye on him. We would be way better off if we did this to all of them, even Obama.


This is just great. Second chances are for children! I am all for getting second chances but when do we stop contributing to the deliquency. I could see it if there was one infraction but it seems like this guys whole life has been one big lie. The guy lies about his cridentials and has a history with the police for writing bad checks. Come on people enough is enough. This is like putting the fox in charge of the chicken coup. This guy needs to be tossed out on his you know what! Better yet, hire me... I went to Harvard and graduated with honors and I have been managing Microsoft for the past decade. My resume is great! ha ha ha... all the way to the bank...

Is this not pretty much

Is this not pretty much typical of most town officials everywhere?

Government officials

Guest 666 - Not all town officials lie, cheat, and steal to get a job -- like this one did - that's why he needs to be removed. It certainly isn't giving the message we need to give to people contemplating a government job. What's hard for me to understand is how the mayor can condone the behavior by saying everyone deserves a second chance -- why not give all criminals a second chance to commit the same crimes over again -- besides he got lots of second chances and just kept writing bad checks and lying.

Public offical lying ?

Cribb lied about prior work experience on his resume and has had several run-ins with the law, including impersonating law enforcement and writing worthless checks. No matter how good a job he is doing, he lied to get it . Way too many publc officals lie to the Public. If he had told the truth when he was hired and the majority wanted to give him a second chance, so be it. I would vote to fire him, now.

Lying criminal...

So you have an elected official who is a lying criminal.... does he really stand out? A 2nd chance? Are you serious? I'm sure he was great at writing bad checks, pretending to be a policeman and making up stuff for his resume. lol Maybe he can "solve" the problems by writing some more checks!


Town administrators are not elected officials. They are hired BY the elected officials.


I need to pay a little more attention to what I'm reading. Thank you.

Calabash Administrator

I do not live in Calabash, but it seems to me that if someone intentionally covers up or fails to report facts in their job resume, they should be removed from the job. And, why did Calabash not investigate the background of someone taking such an important position?

In the private

sector, they would be out the door.