Locklear, Barbara Braveboy. “Pembroke Manufacturer Earns Blue Chip Award.” Robesonian 20 June 1993: D1.
Dorothy Locklear, president of 5Gs Manufacturing, was one of four N.C. small business owners to win the award. Article reviews the company’s ups and downs since she and husband Gene Eugene Locklear founded it as University Sportswear in 1973. The award helps small businesses benefit from each other’s experiences. See also Nation’s Business 81.3 (Mar. 1993): 40. The plant was renamed DGs Manufacturing. On employee protests, see Robesonian 12 July 1993: 1A; 13 July 1993: 3A.