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Shallotte bar vandalized with racial slurs, profanity


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A Brunswick County business owner woke up to an unwanted sight this morning. Someone vandalized her bar with racial slurs.

The owner of Remedy's Lounge off NC 130 in Shallotte says she had a problem with a customer three weeks ago. The customer was unhappy with the bar's racially mixed crowd and confronted her about it. That's who she thinks vandalized the building.

Along with the profanity, several windows were broken and wires in the back of the building were cut.

The owner, who did not want to go on camera, says she has been open for about four months and many people in the area are unhappy with the crowd that hangs out at remedy's. But she says she is not going to discriminate against the clientele.

A customer says this is a sad day for Brunswick County.

"We are all supposed to be a community," Tony Cicero said. "Let's all live together. Let's all work together. Let's work things out together. Let's not this one's that, that one's that. This is ridiculous. There is no room in this day and age for stuff like that."

The owner estimates thousands of dollars in damage to the business.

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says it is investigating.

The owner says she is not going to let anyone intimidate her. Remedy's will be open tonight.

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