Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Retro Raleigh

Posted March 4, 2011 7:54 a.m. EST
Updated March 4, 2011 3:49 p.m. EST

We've done several popular blogs on your favorite memories. Friday is a good day for these topics because they are pretty light and uplifting. After looking at Raleigh's "galloping growth" numbers this week from the US Census Bureau I thought it would be nice to remember the Capital City in a simpler time.

I'll get things started.

I remember Raleigh when The Frog and Nightgown was a big deal in Cameron Village.

I remember Raleigh when Villa Capri served up great pasta at Ridgewood Shopping Center.

I remember Raleigh when the Carolina Cougars were playing hot hoops.

I remember Raleigh when St. Mary's Street was the most beautiful street in town in spring time. Still is!

I remember Raleigh when Pat Patterson was the funniest man on the radio.

What do you remember about Raleigh. We'd love to hear from you!