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 Letters from political candidates will not be published the two weeks prior to an election unless to respond to information already printed.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.

Finance transit with user fees

To the editor: After reading your article (“It’s time to be a squeaky wheel,” editorial, April 30, 2015), if my memory is correct, the citizens several years back voted to not spend money on any light transit or rail system.  It appears the special interests, mostly companies in...

Dealership’s proposed plan routes trucks through neighborhood

To the editor: On April 30, I attended the Shearon Farms Townhomes I HOA meeting where Bobby Murray Chevrolet presented a draft proposal to develop the Capital Golf Center property into their new corporate offices and dealership site. Personally, I feel that if the property must...

Faster than a Pastor huge success

To the Editor: On April 11, members of our community joined together to raise funds for both ChurchNet Foundation and Tri-Area Ministry by participating in the Faster than a Pastor 5K race/walk. This was a hugely successful event with all the proceeds from the event shared...

Let Falls Lake rules run their course

To the Editor: Falls Lake, a drinking water source for more than half a million residents, is overloaded with nitrogen and phosphorus. When a water body is overloaded or polluted with too much nitrogen and phosphorus, it causes algal blooms. Picture what happened in Toledo...

No one seems to care about theft

To the Editor: On Jan. 28, 2015, I was shopping at the Walmart in Louisburg, N.C. It was a Wednesday and the store wasn’t busy. I was almost finished shopping so I went to get a coupon out of my wallet and discovered that the wallet was gone. Yes, like so many women, I had my...

Lawsuit wasting tax money

To the editor, The furor over recent state legislation changing the at-large methodology of electing Wake County commissioners to election by districts would be amusing if it were not so serious. Fourteen citizens and Raleigh-Wake Citizens Association have filed a lawsuit in...

Lawmakers should be charged

To the editor: In response to the misinformation you are being given by Rep. Harry Warren (and others), about House Bill H328, Highway Safety/Citizens Protection Act, make no mistake, this bill is about “undocumented immigrants,” their ability to drive to the jobs they have taken...

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...
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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...