Raleigh - The family of the late Don Buie, a former long-time dean at Central Carolina Community College, helped to unveil a sign for the Don Buie Highway at a dedication ceremony today in Sanford.
More than 40 people attended the event, including N.C. Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson and Patrick Molamphy, the local representative on the State Board of Transportation.
In April, the State Board of Transportation approved naming a portion of the U.S. 421 Bypass from U.S. 1 to the merge at Cumnock near the Deep River in Lee County in honor of the late community leader. In addition to his work as a college dean, Buie was a local historian, lay pastor and wildlife enthusiast.
Tennyson praised Buie's love for Lee County and said that such public service deserves to be recognized.
Other officials speaking at the ceremony were Chair of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners Amy Dalrymple, Members of the Lee County Board of County Commissioners, Dr. Ricky Frazier and Kirk Smith, and Vice President of Central Carolina Community College Ken Hoyle.