CONWAY — It’s been a long while since he first began pumping gas for the late Jesse E. Lyman III at the former Lyman’s Shell (now Frontside Coffee Roasters in North Conway) when he was just 14.

But now after 45 years at Northeast Auto Body, the business that he founded on a shoestring when he was just 20 years old, David “Spike” Smith has retired.

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