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 Letters from political candidates will not be published the two weeks prior to an election unless to respond to information already printed.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

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...

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 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...

Barefoot’s votes clarified

To the editor: A recent mailing by Sarah Crawford totally misrepresents the facts regarding the performance of Senator Chad Barefoot. Sarah Crawford says Barefoot cut education spending by almost $500 million dollars. Fact: Barefoot voted for the 2014-15 budget that allocates...