After the Arsons

ArsonWhisperingOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAVirginia’s rural Eastern Shore community is getting back to normal after Charles Smith confessed to a majority of the 77 arsons set there since November. The area has an abundance of renovated manors and crumbling structures, some more than 200 years old. At first residents were glad when arsonists targeted derelict houses. But as the crimes went on, they began to wear on the tiny community. Pamela D’Angelo reports.

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