Road named to honor late tribal leader

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Shiles, Bob. "Road named to honor late tribal leader." Red Springs Citizen [Red Springs, NC]. July 4, 2017.


The late Jimmy Goins was honored when the Board of Transportation named a five-mile stretch of NC 71 the “Jimmy Goins Highway.” Goins died in 2015 due to complications from a car crash on the same highway. There was a road-naming ceremony in Raleigh. When he was chairman, Goins led tribal effort to pass the Lumbee Recognition Bill. Goins was in leadership on many boards in Robeson County. Spencer Locklear headed the drive to have the road named for Goins. “'Jimmy was a great tribal chairman,'” Locklear said. “'During his time as chairman he increased the tribe’s wealth significantly, started clubs for veterans, and helped organize the tribe’s Boys and Girls clubs’” (para. 8). A sign will be erected on the highway soon.

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