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Accomack Co. Residents, Businesses Recover After Arson Fires

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ACCOMACK CO., Va. - Fire companies are not the only ones still recovering from more than three months of arson fires in Accomack County. Local residents, and especially local businesses, are still trying to bounce back as well.

Jeremy Middleton, manger of the Salty Dog Bar and Grill in Onancock, says the community rallied together to try to help fundraise for the local fire companies. The restaurant held their own fundraiser at the end of July, the "Dog Days of Summer," which had 11 bands play for free, along with other activities, and raised $3,000, mainly to help with the amount of gas the firefighters used during the arson fires. However, he says the fear the arsons created affected businesses immensely, even this summer, months after the fires ended.

"It literally had people afraid to be on the roads, it changed the perception of going out on the shore," says Middleton. "I think it was close enough to the summer that people still had that bad perception."

Middleton says business has slowly started to improve, but numbers were much lower this summer than usual.

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