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)

  • Charlotte council still skeptical over MLS stadium funding

    Following up its story on Mecklenburg County Commissioners issuing the Charlotte City Council a deadline on funding for the proposed Major League Soccer Stadium, the Charlotte Observer reports the council is still reluctant to pony up its “share”: At-large member Julie Eiselt – a swing vote on many…
    Sam Hieb, June 16, 2017
  • W-S drops proposed car fee increase

    In a rare instance of reason prevailing, the finance committee of the Winston-Salem City Council dropped the proposed $15 increase on automobile fees to help generate funding for road repairs within a budget that always proposes a tax increase: The higher fee of up to $30 per motor vehicle…
    Sam Hieb, June 14, 2017
  • Say Yes to provide GCS ‘leadership training’

    News & Record reports Guilford County Schools Superintendent Sharon Contreras announced at last night school board meeting that GCS has been accepted into the Public Education Leadership Project at Harvard University. As you can probably imagine, such lofty leadership training is not free, so where will the money…
    Sam Hieb, June 14, 2017
  • ‘Setback’ for Charlotte MLS stadium?

    Charlotte Observer reports Mecklenburg County’s $120 million share for a proposed Major League Soccer stadium could be suffering a setback— Democrat County Commissioner Dumont Clarke–the swing vote on county funding—says he wants the city to pitch in: “Why are we budgeting for this when our key partner isn’t willing…
    Sam Hieb, June 13, 2017
  • Meanwhile, the High Point library ‘community gathering location’

    High Point Enterprise reports the “unusually wet spring” has delayed construction on the “revitalization” of the downtown Neal F. Austin Public Library. Library revitalization, eh? Keep reading: The $1.805 million project will add trees, two farmer’s market stalls, lighting and other aesthetic features in the parking lot with the…
    Sam Hieb, June 13, 2017
  • W-S car fee to help pay for roads?

    Winston-Salem Journal reports the City Council is considering a $15 per car fee to help pay for street repairs as it continues negotiating the 2017-2018 budget. Building and maintaining roads is a core function of government, so they should be a priority when it comes time to set…
    Sam Hieb, June 13, 2017
  • Wilson Times slams Wade’s paper carrier bill

    News & Record reprints a Wilson Times editorial slamming state Sen. Trudy Wade’s modification to a House bill that would classify paper carriers as employees, requiring news organizations to requiring newspapers to workers’ comp and unemployment insurance and collect payroll taxes for the federal and state government: Wade isn’t…
    Sam Hieb, June 9, 2017
  • High Point group begins stadium land purchase

    High Point Enterprise reports the economic development group Forward High Point has purchased two tracts of land on Main Street that will be part of the mixed-use development surrounding the proposed $30 million downtown baseball stadium: “Whatever we’re doing with Main Street Station is a result of the stadium,”…
    Sam Hieb, June 9, 2017