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Caraway residents remain positive despite building demolitions


CARAWAY, AR (KAIT)- It's been almost four months since a tornado hit Caraway Halloween night, and the damage it caused now leaves a historic street left with nothing but empty lots.

"It's like I'm in another world," said Resident Demetra Pearson. "It's like a big part of our lives are gone."

Demetra Pearson has called Caraway home her entire life and if she knows anything about her hometown, it's the good people that will keep it going.

"A town is made up of people and the people are all still here," said Pearson. "We're still a town we just don't have the buildings."

However, it won't be long before a new generation of buildings will be built.

"We know that there is going to be some rebuilding and some new stores," said Pearson. "One of them will be Western Auto, Lynn and Betty Haags place. "

Pearson said letting their small town dwindle isn't in the cards for Caraway. They plan on continuing its growth by sticking together.

"I think we're people that won't let that happen," said Pearson.

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