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I understand some speculation- Calabash IS a small town and three major fires in such a short amount of time could cause one to raise an eyebrow. I get that. Maybe it hasn't happened in Shallotte, Leland or Southport- and i hope it never does - but are you suggesting that we are a town full of idiots? How does that even make sense? Perhaps I am defensive- that is probably due to the amount of negative comments and "jokes" I hear on a daily basis. I know when working with the public that this is just " par for the course" but it does get frustrating. There's only so many " I guess competition got really hot in town...hardy har har"'s one can take during a devastating time. I'm just asking for a little bit of compassion and less judgement for these people that have already lost so much. Even IF this strip mall was intentionally burned down by a single business owner- that still leaves at least three others who are left with just ashes. As for the fire department- Calabash Fire department and the surrounding fire departments responded quickly and went above and beyond to salvage the building and neighboring buildings in my case and I applaud them for doing a great job.

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