Letters to the Editor Policy

The Wake Weekly encourages letters to the editor. Letters must be signed (unless e-mailed) and include the writer's name, address and daytime phone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be printed.
Letters should be approximately 500 words or less. The Wake Weekly reserves the right to edit for clarity and conciseness. Letters from political candidates will not be published the two weeks prior to an election unless to respond to information already printed.
All letters become the property of The Wake Weekly. E-mail letters to editor@wakeweekly.com or use this online form.

Unsealed plumbing can be a hazard

To the Editor: Recently a family member contacted me concerning an odor in their mother’s house that was causing her to be physically ill. As their mother is elderly, and the elderly are prone to illness that younger people are not, they exhausted much effort to determine the...

Don’t knock downtown youths

To the editor: I agree with Nathan Forrester: “Down-town youths are good kids.” I am 66 years old, and I am downtown on a regular basis, at all hours. I have never felt intimidated by the young people. I am also a smoker. I don’t smoke downtown because I never see anyone else...

Beleaguered storekeepers make anti-smoking case

Dear Editor: We are the merchants described in a letter to the editor last week said to be spreading misinformation about downtown Wake Forest. The facts: Within a six-month period late last year, our back door was kicked in twice, the cash register was raided, and in a third...

Rolesville police support strong

To the editor: Thank you, citizens of Rolesville! The Community Gardeners of Rolesville would like to take this opportunity to express our thanks for your support of our local law enforcement. McDonald’s and Subway of Rolesville, we thank you for partnering with us to make Feb. 8...

Downtown youths are good kids

To the editor: Despite what you may read on the front page of this paper, downtown Wake Forest is probably the safest and most family-friendly place to visit and shop in town. Merchants look out for one another and quickly stop any mischief, vulgar language or illegal actions...

Please tell me I misread

To the Editor, Please, someone read the new Franklin County UDO concerning accessory structures and tell me I have misread the ordinance. Scenario: Two Franklin County families (A & B) have residential lots of equivalent size, and all other requirements are exactly the same...

Four score and seven …

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and...

Crime news criticized

To the editor: It was with pleasure and interest that I read in the Jan. 22 Wake Weekly in the “Retreat” article that Wake Forest is the fourth-safest town in the state.  I was glad to have my feelings confirmed about living here in Wake Forest for 44 years. On the other hand, if...

Celebrating school choice

To the editor: As a manufacturing entrepreneur, I have a deep concern for ensuring North Carolina students and families have access to education options that will set them up for success. The school choice landscape in North Carolina is still emerging to allow more parents access...

Voting absent on world stage

To the editor: What could account for the absence of a senior U.S. leader at the Paris Unity March, arguably the single most important event in the fight against global terrorism since 9/11? It was the largest public gathering in France since 1945, with up to 1.6 million people...

Passing the sniff test

To the editor: Each week I read Jean McCamy’s Views and Reviews column, and am generally charmed by the interesting, and often sweet, descriptions of her life and times. But in this week’s piece (1/8/2015) I saw a different Jean. As this is not a personal critique, I will get to...

Thank a law officer

To the editor: When a law officer approaches any situation he/she doesn’t know if they will be facing a smile or a weapon. The officer has only seconds to assess the situation and possibly take action. After-the-fact investigations can sometimes uncover a “better” way to have...