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...

Son’s a sight in my spectacles

As hard as it is for any of us to comprehend, I have middle-aged children, and it has turned out to be quite handy. Ever since I had cataract surgery, I’ve been able to set aside the glasses I have worn since I was nine years old. I can navigate the highways and byways just fine...

Fifth Fridays bring angst

Many, many years ago I learned the little mnemonic: “Thirty days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31, save February alone. To which we 28 assign, ’til Leap Year gives it 29.” With that, I have been able to keep up with the passing of time, and it has...

Why incumbents keep getting re-elected

It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. In June, a Gallup poll found members’ standing with the American people at an historic low for a midterm-election year. Which...

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...

Young leaders make an impact

To the editor: Primary elections done, can-didates are aligned for a most important general election. Voters should obligate themselves to be as informed as possible on their choices for office. I find it important to seek inspiration from younger leaders. They are our future....

Stop the train wreck one decision at a time

As I was looking over my weight loss statistics from the past 18 months, I thought I might have to take a Dramamine. Tracing the graphed plots from one hill to the next decline were enough to make the strongest stomach turn. Clearly the 70 pounds lost were not a straight shot to...

Illegal fireworks cause flashbacks

To the editor: I feel compelled to remind my neighbors that airborne or projectile fireworks are illegal in North Carolina.  I must say that July 4th and New Year’s bring out the illegal fireworks and my neighbors don’t mind  conducting an aerial bombardment of my neighborhood...

Planning hearing one-sided

To the editor: I watched the recent Wake Forest Planning Board meeting online and observed what I felt was a one-sided argument in favor of the applicant for a Special Use Permit.  I find it curious that the town attorney, planning board chairman and the mayor went to great...