The late Jimmy Goins, who served on the first Lumbee Tribal Council and served as Chairman for two consecutive terms, 2004 to 2010, was honored by the NC Department of Transportation on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. The event was held in the Department's board room where Goins' wife, Diane, family, and friends gathered to accept the Resolution. A stretch of highway between Maxton and Red Springs will witness the erection of a highway marker in his honor within the next few weeks. This effort was spearheaded by Spencer and Marshirl Locklear and state Senator Danny Britt. Mr. Grady Hunt, the first Lumbee to serve on the Department's board was also on hand to pay homage to Mr. Goins and his family. Chairman Harvey Godwin, Jr. stated that he "was proud to be there to witness the event and the enduring legacy of Jimmy Goins."