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 Letters from political candidates will not be published the two weeks prior to an election unless to respond to information already printed.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 [email protected] or use this online form.

Commissioners not listening

To the editor, For the last 15 years with my two children and my wife, I have lived in Deer Chase off Ligon Mill and Burlington Mills Rd. Last week, the town of Wake Forest went against the people and planning commission, allowing a gas station to be placed on the corner of Ligon...

Town makes right decision but fails to explain

To the editor, Sometimes the town makes the right decision but uses a process that leaves those adversely affected feeling like they’ve been ignored. The decision to approve a gas station at the corner of Burlington Mills and Ligon Mill roads is the correct decision, if it is...

Commissioners ‘putting family at risk’

To the editor: I live on Trophy Trail in Wake Forest with my husband and two young children. It was recently brought to my attention that the owner of the lot behind our house had asked to have it rezoned for a gas station. When we bought our home, we obviously knew that the lot...

HB2 not just about bathroom police

To the editor: There are many things being said about House Bill 2, the now infamous Bathroom Bill, that simply aren’t true. First, it was not something thrown together in 12 hours or so as some media outlets reported nor is it a knee-jerk reaction, poorly thought out and...

NCAA bars mixed teams

To the editor: There are those that demand we conduct “intelligent” conversation concerning gender identity and the rights associated with such identity. Yet, some of those demanding such refuse to accept any ideas in conflict with their own and they then proceed to inflict...

Just lock your door

To the editor: I take exception to the letter “Why put kids lives at risk (May 5, 2016)”. It begins with a specious charge that the sponsor of the much maligned House Bill 2 (the bathroom bill) and all his colleagues “have pursued the knowing and reckless endangerment of North...

Trickledown economics

To the editor: The term trickle-down-economics is again being tossed about by individuals to represent the economic policies of a past president. What appears to be even more evident is that the individuals who are tossing the phrase about have little understanding of economic...

Support the Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club

To the editor: Only $7.50 per year. That’s the total cost for a child to attend one of seven Wake County Boys & Girls Clubs. I was one of those children. I was lucky enough to receive the life-changing services of the club for 12 years. And now I’m giving back. The $7.50...

There is a party going on

To the editor: In recent editions of The Wake Weekly, I read that lately, there has been a whole lot of partying going on in the streets of Wake Forest. The April 14th edition reported that "wall-to-wall" people turned out for a street party in downtown Wake Forest. The news...

Cataract surgery for seniors not always the best option

To the editor: I was informed before I left Florida the reason I had horrid sight at night was cataracts. I left without acting on that information because I was retiring to Raleigh. I made an appointment with a large group in Raleigh because they were on my provider list. I told...

Thank You

To the editor: Thanks so much for your upbeat, "A few delights for the whole palette," in the April 28, 2016 edition of the newspaper. Love how you help bring to light all the neat things we have in our town. Carole Kingsley Wake Forest  

Why put kids’ lives at risk?

To the editor: Representative Gary Pendleton, along with his majority colleagues in the North Carolina General Assembly, have pursued the knowing and reckless endangerment of North Carolinians, and disproportionately targeted children. North Carolina’s Public Facilities Privacy...