My Friday Five: On Friends, ‘Code Black’ & A Stranger Things Night Recap

1. Musings on Being a True Friend

I wanted to kick things off on this Friday with something that has been on my mind a lot as of late. A reminder, if you will, to not only be kind to your friends but be a true friend as well. If you’re a real one, don’t just come around when you need something and act like everything is all hunky-dory. Ask the person how he or she is doing. If you haven’t talked in a while, see what’s new in the person’s life. Offer to meet with them for lunch or offer to hang out. It really goes a long way.

Dear Bill Leslie

In the 26 years I’ve been on this earth, my family and I have always turned to WRAL’s unrivaled reporting and you, as an incredibly talented journalist.

Bill, you have been a fixture in broadcasting and our community for more than three decades. From your start as a “whippersnapper” in the business, as you described yourself on the WRAL special that aired Thursday night, to being a recipient of multiple awards for your work, it has undoubtedly been an outstanding career.