Cup in Memory of Late J. D. McNeill In memory of the late Capt. James D. McNeill, founder and first President of the North Carolina State Firemen’s Association, his son, Colonel George McNeill, on February 15, presented to the association a silver cup to be known as the President’s Cup and to be held by each succeeding President of the state firemen’s association during his tenure of office. Mayor Jerome B. Flora, Elizabeth City, President of the state association, accepted the cup. The presentation was made by Colonel McNeill, before a joint meeting of the Fayetteville Fire Department and Board of Aldermen. The engraved cup is inscribed with the name of President Flora. Each succeeding President’s name will be added. James D. McNeill was President of the state firemen’s association from 1894 to 1920.