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 Letters from political candidates will not be published the two weeks prior to an election unless to respond to information already printed.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

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....

Town tops for goodwill

To the editor: Thank you for reporting on the recent gathering for Racial Dialogue in Wake Forest. I believe the town has set an outstanding example for other communities by addressing this issue forthrightly for many years. I was not present at that meeting, but I have been told...

On attempts to suppress Confederate, Southern symbols

Open Letter from J. Daniel Bolick Given the present, often ill-tempered, discussion about the display of Confederate symbols in North Carolina, in particular the formally approved Sons of the Confederate Veterans custom license plate, we believe it is important to correct certain...

Voting rights trump firearm rights

To the Editor: The massacre in Charleston has brought out the firearm-control advocates, again. What is more astounding, at the same time, is that there is a group of citizens trying to compare firearm control to voter identification. The comparison of voter laws to the...

Time to legalize fireworks

To the Editor: The time is overdue for North Carolina to follow the lead taken by New York in legalizing the sale and use of certain consumer fireworks. New York is the 47th state to make some level of consumer fireworks legal for sale and use. The facts are clear that residents...

A man of his word

Dear Editor, I just had to say what a great story on Mr. Herb Eddins. You hit it on the mark about him. I ran into him every time I went into his flea market store. The one thing you could say about him was he loved to talk to you and get to know you. “Can I help you?” is...

Include all graduates

To the editor: I would like to respond to the Congratulations Graduates! — class of 2015 special insert in the June 18 edition of the newspaper. I was saddened and discouraged to see that a large population of graduates were excluded from this publication. There are several small...