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 Letters from political candidates will not be published the two weeks prior to an election unless to respond to information already printed.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

USPS strives for average

To the editor: A call to the Wake Forest post office yesterday regarding the non-delivery of mail to our street for the past five days brought the response that the recent snow had made our street too dangerous. Postal trucks might careen headlong into the woods. Okay, so...

Mattress store not the smartest use of space

To the Editor I recently heard that the newest construction being developed in the Kohl’s Shopping Center (facing Capital Boulevard) is set to host a mattress store and more flex retail. I find it hard to believe that another mattress store is needed when there are two or three...

What is the greatest threat to the United States of America?

To the Editor: Many believe climate change (weather cycles) is the greatest threat. Others believe the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the greatest threat. Many believe that combined both climate change and ISIS are the greatest threats to our nation. Climate change...

Customer service lacking at Wake Forest Post Office

To the editor: As the beautiful Biltmore Estate TV ads go, There was a time... and it was yesteryear, here in Wake Forest, when the services and attitudes of the staff, at the U.S. Post Office located here in downtown Wake Forest, were far more acceptable and customer friendly....

Thank you Wake Weekly

Dear Editor: Wake Forest Weekly, I appreciate you. With mainstream media excessively focusing on a few dramatic horrific events, while ignoring thousands of beautiful events, I feel an immediate peace upon receiving my weekly dose of your local upbeat news. I wonder which came...

Thank you CROP walkers

To the editor: Appreciation goes to The Wake Forest Weekly, to online media, and to team captains for informing our community about this year’s CROP Hunger Walk, which took place on Sunday, Nov. 15. The walking teams included Henry Helps Fight Hunger, Y Guides (Dancing...

Good old-fashioned sportsmanship wins

To the editor: I was at a rec league softball game recently — where one team was winning 11-0 in the first inning. Instead of running up the score even more, the winning coach had his player on third base step off-base so the umpire would call her out. This gave the opposing team...

Hi-jacked: All Saints Day

To the editor: Samhain, the Great Sabbat, or Halloween, as it is now called, has come again to our community. This is one of eight high spiritual celebrations for the Wiccan religious community worldwide. Witches will gather in their circles, invoke the cone of power with the...

Vote in honor of a veteran

To the editor: I recently heard an Army television commercial that started with the words, “before there was a nation, there had to be people willing to fight for it.” It has been 226 years since our constitution was adopted. Each day since America came into being, a military...

Thank you for coverage

To the editor, On behalf of Wake Forest Downtown, Inc., (WFD) we want to thank the Wake Forest Weekly for its superb coverage of the Oct. 10 Downtown Design Workshop. The photos and accompanying article by David Leone communicated the essence of the event: Bring together 12 of...

Most vulnerable now without care

To the editor: My name is Dr. Kyron C. Tamar. I am a 65-year-old West Indian-American board-certified general surgeon, who has been in practice for over 34 years As a result of the closing of Novant Franklin Medical Center in Louisburg, North Carolina — and after signing a...

Irony lost on her

To the editor: Regarding departing Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Marla Akridge’s question, “Who doesn’t want to live and work in the Triangle?” I can think of at least one person. Paul Dolan Wake Forest