To the editor: I lost a good friend last week. Shallotte lost a good friend as well.
When I came to Shallotte in 1973, my first medical doctor was Dr. B.B. (Ben) Ward. Friends and relatives called him Bennie Brooks. I never worked up enough courage to call him that.
To me he was “Dr. Ward,” the healer of all of my ailments, the man who got me well enough to never miss work. We socialized very little, probably because we ran in different circles.
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