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 Letters from political candidates will not be published the two weeks prior to an election unless to respond to information already printed.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

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...

Inclusive workforce enriches all

To the editor: North Carolinians with disabilities have the ability and desire to seek employment and careers in order to earn competitive wages and benefits, enable them to reach their maximum potential, achieve economic self-sufficiency and contribute to their communities....

Thanks for a successful CROP walk

To the editor: Thank you to all who participated and helped to make CROP Hunger Walk 2014 a successful event and an avenue to alleviate hunger and poverty at home, throughout the United States and around the world. Thank you to Pastors Donald Warren and Jimmy Allen for your...

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...