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 Letters from political candidates will not be published the two weeks prior to an election unless to respond to information already printed.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

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...

Christmas Cuddles a success

To the editor: Paradise Landing 1 Inc., would like to thank the community members and especially the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce for making our Christmas Cuddles a success. We went to the different communities and distributed the toys to the children. The children really like...

Neighbor blesses neighbor

To the editor: Two days before Christmas, I received a card in the mail that contained a gift card and a note. This person found my utility bill on the ground while walking in Wake Forest with their family. Not only did they put the letter in the box but remembered my name (which...

Thank you

To the editor: My Grand-kids and I would like to thank everyone for the blessing and love they showed to us during the Christmas Holidays. God Bless, The Kearneys & Gowers

Creedmoor’s Wheeler deserves honor

To the editor: Bobby Wheeler is the owner and pharmacist of Creedmoor Drugs, the oldest continuous business in Creedmoor. In 2012, Creedmoor Drugs celebrated 50 years of unwavering service and support to the community and residents of North Carolina. Through his business, Wheeler...

Hunters changing people’s lives, one deer at a time

To the editor: In addition to the thrill of the sport, many hunters feel the joy and pride of giving back to their communities and making a difference in people’s lives. One avid hunter in the Wilson County area has been forever touched by what was meant to be a small act of...

Christmas trees shine brightly for troops

To the editor: It is Christmas morning. Your 8-year-old self runs full-tilt to drag weary parents from their bed. As the sun rises, it finds its radiance in competition with a tree covered in Christmas lights reflecting off of shimmering tinsel and ornaments crafted by your tiny...

Immigration law enforcement broken

To the editor: Do we really have a broken immigration system, or do we have a broken immigration law enforcement system? Approximately 60 percent of the citizens of the United States believe that we have a broken immigration law enforcement system, while fewer than 40 percent...

Marriage debate not over yet

To the editor: Nov. 6, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld as constitutional the marriage amendments in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. The Sixth Circuit’s ruling almost ensures that the United States Supreme Court will hear the issue. Of...

Standing up for Jones

To the editor: As a full-time employee of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office since 1986, I would like to take this opportunity to state my opinions and observations regarding our current Sheriff, Jerry W. Jones, and his administration. I have worked for many elected Sheriffs...

‘Yes’ vote urged for bond referendum

To the editor: Wake Forest neighbors — we need your votes! Please vote “yes” to approve the bond for improvements to our town’s senior center, greenways, parks, streets and sidewalks. It would be a slight increase in property taxes — 2 cents per 100 dollars value — but we need...