CALABASH—When they first settled in the seafood capital 12 years ago, Karl and Linda Bennett thought they were retiring.
But then they started volunteering with the Calabash Fire Department. One thing led to another, and soon they were involved fulltime in a profession they thought they had left behind in Ravena, N.Y.
After more than a decade with the Calabash department, fire chief Bennett and his wife, who serves as administrative assistant and board secretary for the department, plan to retire June 30. They have launched a search for their replacements.