JOSEPH W. SMITH “encounter was a watershed moment.” Goodbye to an old friend

TO THE EDITOR:

I share with the readership of the News-Times a tale of the loss of an old friend. This former acquaintance at one time employed hundreds of Carteret County residents in its endeavors. A myriad of others were hired to build its vessels, supply fuel to these vessels, stock its galleys with food, machine its engine parts, mend its nets and truck its production. Read more