While I've been away from BlueNC, North Carolina's 8th District lost a wonderful friend when former Congressman Bill Hefner died. He was truly loved in the 8th District. Last night, members of North Carolina's congressional delegation along with both Republican and Democratic members of Congress payed tribute to Mr. Hefner on the floor of the House. Please follow the link below and scroll to the segment of time that indicates it is a tribute to Congressman Hefner. I'm sure you will enjoy the tributes as much as I did. Larry did a great job honoring his friend and I'm sure he will continue to do a great job honoring his friend's legacy in the 8th.