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 Letters from political candidates will not be published the two weeks prior to an election unless to respond to information already printed.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

Driver’s ed saves lives

To the Editor: The North Carolina Senate has eliminated the requirement for teenagers to take driver education and cut the funding for the program from the upcoming fiscal budget and you should be concerned. All of us who drive on North Carolina roads are at risk and our road...

Restore highway trust fund

To the Editor: There is a federal and state Highway Trust Fund tax that is funded by gasoline taxes. Every time you buy gas, part of the cost is the tax that goes to the highway trust funds. In North Carolina, we have paid for the state highway trust fund for decades. The purpose...

Please stop chaining dogs

To the Editor: The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting an unusually harsh and bitterly cold winter for much of the country, including below-normal temperatures for the northeast and above-average snowfall in the South. As much as we might complain about having to shovel or drive...

Protected turns best solution

To the editor: First of all, I do agree with those named in the article (“Traffic Jams at Heritage,” Aug. 13, 2015). Yes, the traffic light does work. However, if there is an issue, how is it a solution to say that the traffic light works? Additionally, it is very shortsighted to...

Enforcement key to jam relief

To the editor: I read wth interest and a little confusion, “Traffic jams at Heritage,” in the Aug. 13, 2015 edition of your paper. As a parent of a former Heritage Elementary and now current Heritage Middle student, I know full well the snarling chaos that is the Rogers...

CenturyLink not available in all areas

To the editor: I read with surprise your article “CenturyLink on fire for fiber.” (Franklin Weekly, July 30, 2015), describing how CenturyLink was given an award for deployment of gigabit fiber service “across the country, including underserved areas.” My family lives in a small...

Disagree but don’t destroy

To the editor: The Buddhas of Bamiyan were built in central Afghanistan in the 6th century before Islam came to that region. In 2001, Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar ordered the Buddhas destroyed. They were subsequently blown apart and left in rubble. The Taliban did this...

Tacky tree lot in Rolesville

To the editor: What has served as a Christmas tree lot on the corner of Redford Place Drive and South Main Street in Rolesville has become an iconic eyesore. Every time I drive by the site, I wonder why the town of Rolesville ignores the problem, that should have immediately been...

Court cannot define marriage

To the editor: The U. S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. This is a defining moment for our nation. Long before our government came into existence, marriage was created by almighty God — the One who created man and woman. He is clear about the...

Keep Confederate flag flying

To the editor: I must answer the call about the Confederate Flag and the way we are making it go away with a voice of hate for it. Just because of one person, we now have everyone jumping on the bandwagon to take it down and put it away from our site. I was raised on this flag...

What happened to the road?

To the editor: Some months ago, I attended a planning board meeting to see what the members of the planning board were up to. At the end of the meeting, I had asked several staff members some questions about one of the projects being approved. I was told, “It is not like where...

Thanks for pool upgrades

To the editor: Thank you, thank you, thank you to the town of Wake Forest for the gorgeous upgrades at the Holding Park pool. My grandson had swimming lessons there last week and it surprised me beyond words to see the improvements. I have a soft spot in my heart for the pool....