Math lesson needed

To the editor: Yesterday I received mail from the N.C. Democratic Party. While the mailer was directed against Speaker Thom Tillis, every charge in it is really directed at the North Carolina General Assembly. The Democratic Party is not very good at math. 1. They charge that...

Student driving causing a havoc

To the editor: I am writing this letter because I am concerned about the safety of teenage drivers. Numerous times, I have witnessed some local high school students driving irresponsibly during their lunch break. There are some students speeding, driving too closely behind the...

Cancer Center grateful for gift

To the editor: We would like to thank Clint Black for his extremely generous $10,000 contribution to the Friends of the Franklin county cancer Center. The mission of the “Friends” is to provide transportation, nutritional support and education to the patients undergoing treatment...

Letter: The law will catch up

To the editor: I’m glad to see that the United States Supreme Court has allowed the 4th Circuit’s decision in the Bostic case to stand. This decision should pave the way for marriage equality in North Carolina. As long-time supporter of marriage equality I could not be happier...

Kudos to Wake commissioners

To the editor: Four members of the Wake County Board of Commissioners deserve special recognition after the last round of decisions regarding Wake County’s budget. Chairman and District 2’s Phil Matthews, Vice-Chair and District 1’s Joe Bryan, most recent member and District 3’s...

Lay, expertise definitions questioned

To the editor: I agree 100 percent with Matthew Reck’s July 10 letter to the editor about the quasi-judicial Special-Use Permit process. Yes, “The town lawyer goes to great lengths to state that the public be made aware they must provide professional expert testimony.” I would go...

Land purchase raises many questions

To the editor: Remember this quote from then-Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, “We have to pass the (healthcare) bill to know what is in it, and get away from the fog of controversy.” It appears to be the same flawed logic used by the Franklin County Commissioners to purchase...

Flaming water is pure drama

To the editor: Jobs and the economy constantly top all polls asking about primary concerns. Affordable healthcare, education, taxes and government debt are in the mix, but our economy and the lack of employment opportunity is consistently our major anxiety. Some politicians...

Enough with big box shops

To the editor: I’m a customer of The Rolesville Weekly. When I am reading, as I do each week, I truly look forward to the outstanding job each one puts into the entire paper.  As a small business owner for over 50 years, I for sure can relate to another big box store coming into...

Eat out for Youngsville

To the editor: First, we would like to thank the Youngsville High School alumni for their generous donations and participation in our first total high school reunion in May 2014 to raise funds for renovations to the Youngsville Museum. We have had such a positive response, we...

Bookworms’ delight

To the editor: Many thanks to all the readers and writers who came to the first Writer’s Night In the Forest on July 17 at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre. And thanks as well to The Wake Weekly for announcing the event and covering it. Kudos to Suzanne Lucey and Terry Trummer...

Open spaces prove a success

To the editor: In the late 1990s, Wake County was getting serious about land use and how to preserve our most important natural areas in a quickly urbanizing county. In 2000, after 18 months of study, a newly created Open Space Advisory Committee asked the Wake County...