Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor
Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political activity in North Carolina’s Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point) region. Hieb received a B.A. in English and an M.A. in History from UNC-Greensboro.

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 1)

  • Special master’s Guilford legislative districts—short version

    Veteran Greensboro News & Record reporter Taft Wireback does a very thorough job explaining Stanford Law Professor and appointed “special master” Nathaniel Persily’s draft of court-ordered redrawn General Assembly districts. Read it yourself, but be prepared to exercise your brain. Rhino Times editor John Hammer’s analysis is more…
    Sam Hieb, November 20, 2017
  • Will High Point election change Guilford commissioners’ mind on the stadium?

    Probably not. Boosters for the proposed $50 million downtown stadium triumphed in High Point’s municipal election, but what could they possibly say to the Guilford County Board of Commissioners to make then change their minds regarding their part in HP’s tax-increment financing plan? Board Chairman Jeff Phillips doesn’t sound…
    Sam Hieb, November 17, 2017
  • Vote on Greensboro $56m parking decks delayed

    The lame duck Greensboro City Council delayed a vote to approve funding for two downtown parking decks priced at $28 million each. The Rhino Times reports the issue will be taken up by the new council at its Dec. 19th meeting. The vote was delayed because negotiations with…
    Sam Hieb, November 16, 2017
  • Re: Special Master’s redrawn N.C. districts

    No strong reaction yet to Special Master Nathaniel Persily’s draft redrawn North Carolina legislative districts in response to the federal lawsuit alleging racial gerrymandering. Legislators say they need time to study Persily’s map, but comments from those impacted are expected by the end of this week with a…
    Sam Hieb, November 15, 2017
  • UNC wins the bid for Morehead Hospital

    In a surprising (or maybe not-so-surprising, depending on your point of view)–development, UNC Health Care “prevailed Monday with an 11th-hour bid for bankrupt Morehead Memorial Hospital, a bid that was a whopping $11 million higher than its previous cash offer of just $500,000,” as the Greensboro News & Record…
    Sam Hieb, November 14, 2017
  • Surprise! High crime rates in HUD Section 8 housing

    While there are many times why I wonder about subjecting myself to NPR to start my daily routine, there other times when I listen to a ‘Morning Edition’ segment and reflexively shout “yes!” accompanied by a sarcastic fist pump. Today was one of those mornings as I listened to the…
    Sam Hieb, November 14, 2017
  • Lame duck Gboro council gonna get to spend some big money….

    On two downtown parking decks: City Council will consider Tuesday whether to spend $56 million on two parking decks, one of which would be part of a Westin hotel complex proposed for the Elm Street Center between South Elm and Davie streets along February One Place. Under the…
    Sam Hieb, November 10, 2017
  • Morehead Hospital ‘burning cash’

    The bankruptcy hearing for Eden’s Morehead Hospital was once again continued in order to give attorneys to further review financial documents related to the proposed sale to aFlorida-based for-profit healthcare partnership. The basic question is where Miami-based Empower iHCC will get the cash to make the purchase: The hearing…
    Sam Hieb, November 9, 2017