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 Letters from political candidates will not be published the two weeks prior to an election unless to respond to information already printed.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

Clinton vs. Trump

To the editor: Many differences exist between conservative and liberal values and positions. Hillary Clinton declared as president she would expand Obama’s programs; Donald Trump stated he would make sure Obama’s “unconstitutional actions” never came back.  Clinton:...

Koinonia Foundation provides financial support

Dear Editor, As part of its continuing mission, the Koinonia Foundation of Wake Forest continues to provide financial support to address human needs in our community not fully met by other funding partners. Most recently, the Koinonia Foundation provided financial awards to...

Support local veterans

Dear Editor, On behalf of all disabled veterans, the Wake Forest Memorial Post 8466 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) wishes to thank the citizens of the greater Wake Forest area for the tremendous show of support provided during the recent Buddy Poppy drive conducted during the...

‘Time for a response’, says Commissioner Thompson

To the editor, A recent decision by the Wake Forest Board of Commissioners to disagree with a vote of the planning board has brought a lot of attention to development in the town. And now with Facebook postings about the light at Caveness Farms Avenue and Capital Boulevard, and...

What is the town board thinking?

To the editor, The commissioners’ logic of building something that worsens the condition with hopes that a developer will [absorb] the expense of improving the traffic pattern is extremely optimistic and dangerous to our community. The roads are lined with good intentions that...

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...