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)

  • More Hood….

    JLF Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies has has already cited a John Hood column today, but at the risk of piling on or being an apple-polisher, I’ll cite yesterday’s column on the courage it takes to shrink government because it says something so basic…
    Sam Hieb, July 26, 2017
  • State funds for downtown revitalization. Now they just need a downtown.

    News & Observer reports on the $30,000 appropriation for Cleveland (N.C.) for “downtown revitalization.” Problem is–Cleveland–located in Johnston County outside Raleigh–has never incorporated, so there is no downtown: North Carolina legislators this summer earmarked $30,000 for Cleveland, a fast-growing crossroads community of shopping centers and subdivisions that does not…
    Sam Hieb, July 25, 2017
  • Meanwhile, fourth-grade teachers thank Sen. Wade….

    OK I embellish there a bit….A couple of weeks ago I posted on the City of Greensboro’s press release graciously thanking state Sen. Trudy Wade for her help in passing legislation that will the city the Westin Hotel move forward with plans for a downtown hotel and parking garage…
    Sam Hieb, July 24, 2017
  • Charlotte council MLS stadium discussion goes sideways

    The Charlotte City Council held a public meeting to discuss possible funding for a Major League Soccer franchise, and the discussion went a little sideways, considering the anniversary of the Keith Lamont Scott shooting and protests are rapidly approaching: The city is considering whether to spend roughly $30 million…
    Sam Hieb, July 24, 2017
  • Raleigh horning in on Charlotte’s MLS bid

    Maybe I missed it, but it seems like Raleigh– all of a sudden– is making its own bid for an MLS franchise—complete with stadium—as Charlotte is still figuring out if it will be able to put its government funding package together. But just in case, Charlotte-area legislators are…
    Sam Hieb, July 21, 2017
  • N&O shakeup

    The big headline yesterday was longtime News & Observer columnist Barry Saunders is leaving. Agree or disagree with Saunders–and believe it or not I found myself agreeing with him more than I would think—he always made you think. Note however the write-up announcing Saunders’ departure does not mention his…
    Sam Hieb, July 20, 2017
  • Meanwhile….the High Point downtown baseball stadium…

    High Point Assistant City Manager Randy Hemann told the City Council on Monday that land acquisition for the proposed $30 million downtown baseball stadium should be completed by fall so that the city can turn its focus toward funding construction of the stadium. Such a financing plan has…
    Sam Hieb, July 19, 2017
  • Gboro abandons ‘construction manager at risk’ for downtown performing arts center

    Headline story in today’s N&R print edition is the Greensboro City Council’s approval of a controversial rezoning project at Lake Brandy and Tropser Roads, while lead item in the notes in the ‘council notes’ sidebar is the appointment of former council member Goldie Wells to fill Jamal Fox’s…
    Sam Hieb, July 19, 2017