Williams’ impact on Raleigh
Barry Saunders’ Aug. 4 column “He’s led Raleigh, from 17 to 95” about Wesley Williams brought back many memories.
As a young man working for Raleigh Savings & Loan in the early 1960s, I saw Williams walking up and down Fayetteville Street as if his coat tail were on fire. He was always in a hurry to go somewhere and seemed to know every merchant in town and wanted to help them improve their business and the community.
I did not fully appreciate his efforts at the time, but in retrospect now realize it was residents like Williams who made Raleigh the vibrant city it is today.