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)

  • No tax increase equals payoff for Durham residents

    News & Observer headline might lead the reader to think that Durham taxpayers are getting some relief due to “all those new people and buildings coming to Durham.” Instead we learn that City Manager Tom Bonfield is merely seeking to hold the current property tax rate. I reckon taxpayers…
    Sam Hieb, May 22, 2018
  • Forsyth commissioners want to do away with Smith Reynolds Airport commission

    Winston-Salem Journal reports the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will ask the General Assembly for permission to dissolve to the county’s airport commission, which oversees Smith Reynolds Airport, effectively putting commissioners in charge of the airport. Commissioner Ted Kaplan said that since the airport commission was formed years ago,…
    Sam Hieb, May 21, 2018
  • ‘News & Record building reportedly under contract’

    Update: The N&R reports a mere 12 minutes ago it has reached an agreement to sell the property. Strange it doesn’t mention the buyer. That’s the headline in the Rhino Times report. Not really a surprise–the N&R’s downtown Greensboro property has been viewed as prime for development for…
    Sam Hieb, May 18, 2018
  • Panthers have new owner, but stadium issue looms

    Surely by now you’ve heard that billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper will buy the Carolina Panthers for a record $2.2 billion. Of course the major question looming is what will become of Bank of America Stadium. On the same day the Charlotte Observer reports Tepper’s purchase, they…
    Sam Hieb, May 16, 2018
  • $30 million downtown Greensboro parking deck back on the table?

    News & Record reports downtown developer Roy Carroll and the City of Greensboro “are back on speaking terms” regarding the proposed $30 million parking deck. Remember back in April Carroll received a surprise phone call from Mayor Nancy Vaughan notifying that the deal was off and the city was…
    Sam Hieb, May 15, 2018
  • JLF’s Stoops on Wednesday’s teachers rally

    Wire service front-pager in today’s Greensboro News & Record pondering if Wednesday’s teachers rally in Raleigh will make a difference. JLF Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies Terry Stoops is quoted: The response from teachers and school districts is causing critics to say that the protest…
    Sam Hieb, May 14, 2018
  • Rockingham County passes 1/4 cent sales tax hike

    In Tuesday’s primary election Rockingham County citizens approved a 1/4-cent sales tax hike. The referendum passed with 55 percent of the vote. The new revenue –in theory–will fund a $15 million Center for Workforce Development on the campus of Rockingham Community College. The county’s Board of Commissioners debated…
    Sam Hieb, May 10, 2018
  • WSFCS follows suit, cancels classes for May 16 teachers rally

    Well that didn’t take long–after reporting earlier this week that among the state’s largest school systems, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools was holding tight and would remain open during the May 16 teachers rally in Raleigh. But today we learn that WSFCS has buckled and will close next Wednesday:…
    Sam Hieb, May 10, 2018