Many made significant contributions to our state in 2012 but NC SPIN awards our annual Tar Heel of the Year award posthumously to William C. Friday.
Perhaps no other North Carolinian of has played a bigger role in our state. His humility, wisdom, goodness and leadership are unequaled. He called out the best in us living into our state motto, “…where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great.”
We could write lengthy accolades to Friday but he wouldn’t want them. Instead we will remember who he was and what he meant to our state. Read “Passing the Torch” to learn more of his significance.