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Bill Leslie goes 'Over the Edge' for Special Olympics

Posted October 3, 2014

— Morning anchor Bill Leslie became the latest member of the WRAL News team to go "over the edge" for a great cause Friday afternoon.

Leslie rappelled down the 30-story Wells Fargo Capitol Center building in downtown Raleigh as part of "Over the Edge."

The annual event allows people who raise $1,000 for Special Olympics North Carolina to rappel down the side of the skyscraper.

Former morning anchor Kelcey Carlson made the journey down in 2013, and in 2012, meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner participated.

Weekend anchor Ken Smith and sports reporter Mandy Mitchell have also made the trip.


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  • James McFetridge Oct 3, 2014
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    Rappelling is such a rush! You've not lived until you've tried it, and it's a very worthy cause! WTG, Bill and others!

  • disgusted2010 Oct 3, 2014

    I see the PC censors are at it again. Can't have anyone disparage a news reading hero.

  • umop apisdn Oct 3, 2014

    I was on the RDU Park and Ride shuttle with Bill Leslie once. He was really friendly, talked to a bunch of people on the shuttle. Go for him, takes guts to rappel, especially from that height.

  • Itsmyopinion67 Oct 3, 2014

    It's for a good cause folks...chill out.

  • Huey Oct 3, 2014

    He's a brave man!

  • Martha Matthews Oct 3, 2014
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    Someone must have poured lemon juice in Disgusted2010's coffee today.

  • blytle Oct 3, 2014

    Way to go, Bill. That looked like a great challenge. So glad you made it down safely!

  • Jim Buchanan Oct 3, 2014
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    Very cool but too high for me!