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 Letters from political candidates will not be published the two weeks prior to an election unless to respond to information already printed.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

Voting rights trump firearm rights

To the Editor: The massacre in Charleston has brought out the firearm-control advocates, again. What is more astounding, at the same time, is that there is a group of citizens trying to compare firearm control to voter identification. The comparison of voter laws to the...

Time to legalize fireworks

To the Editor: The time is overdue for North Carolina to follow the lead taken by New York in legalizing the sale and use of certain consumer fireworks. New York is the 47th state to make some level of consumer fireworks legal for sale and use. The facts are clear that residents...

A man of his word

Dear Editor, I just had to say what a great story on Mr. Herb Eddins. You hit it on the mark about him. I ran into him every time I went into his flea market store. The one thing you could say about him was he loved to talk to you and get to know you. “Can I help you?” is...

Include all graduates

To the editor: I would like to respond to the Congratulations Graduates! — class of 2015 special insert in the June 18 edition of the newspaper. I was saddened and discouraged to see that a large population of graduates were excluded from this publication. There are several small...

Letters to the Editor from Heritage Elementary School

Dear Editor: During the past years Harris Teeter’s prices have been going up, and up, and up. People have still been going and getting food from there so I think they need a little competition, so they can lower their prices! It affects people in a postive way ... I don’t think...

Airport ‘broke’

To the editor: Stop the presses! After years of denials, Franklin County Airport Manager admits the airport is indeed broke. Yes, you read correctly. After years of claiming former Franklin County Finance Officer Chuck Murray was inaccurately reporting airport monies, Franklin...

Citizens robbed in new Wake budget

To the editor: A 3.9 percent tax increase; that’s nearly 4 whole percent! That’s what the Wake County Board of Commissioners have just handed me. I haven’t had a 3.9 percent increase in anything since 2008, except my blood pressure. Where is the protest? Where were the Taxing...

Learn language to be more productive

To the editor: My stepmother, a young woman who spoke no English when she arrived from the old country in the 1930s, was immediately welcomed into the Greek ghetto of New York City. She rarely ventured into the society at large. As a result, 30 years on, when she married into our...

Eddins was a Rolesville treasure

To the Editor, Whens I received my Rolesville Wake Weekly, I was shocked that we lost Mr. Eddins. My heart is missing the rock that God gave us to share so, so much with. I’d stop by to say hello — I knew each day Mr. Eddins would always be at his flea market, with that big...

Thanking Rep. Dollar for funding courts

To the editor: As a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, I extend my sincere gratitude to Rep. Nelson Dollar, as well as to the other members of the General Assembly and its staff, for their tireless work in seeking consensus on the state budget. I am especially grateful...

Sweepstakes regulation is a win for N.C.

To the Editor: I am in support of House Bill 922 to regulate the sweepstakes industry in North Carolina, and I’m asking for every resident of North Carolina to also support House Bill 922 by calling and/or e-mailing their House representative and senator. House Bill 922 is very...

Healthcare based on freedom

To the Editor: One of the biggest lies flying around the past several years is that Republicans do not want people to have health insurance and that is why we oppose Obamacare. This is completely false. Of course we support everyone having access to health coverage. We simply...