Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 2)

  • What do HUD and Morehead Hospital have in common?

    For starters, the bankruptcy hearing for Eden’s Morehead Memorial Hospital —originally scheduled for today— has been postponed until Wednesday at the request of the hospital’s attorney. Remember Morehead declared bankruptcy in July and today’s hearing would hear the “request by hospital leaders to sell all its assets to the…
    Sam Hieb, November 6, 2017
  • Big push for Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s $922m school bond

    Charlotte Observer reports the final push is on get Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools $922 million school bond passed in tomorrow’s off-off-year election: With big donations in hand from a state Realtors group, major corporations and Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, the Vote Yes for School Bonds campaign was ready to bombard voters…
    Sam Hieb, November 6, 2017
  • Bersily officially appointed ‘special master’ in NC redistricting case

    Surprise—the three-judge panel rejected Republican legal opposition and officially appointed Stanford Law School professor Nathaniel Bersily as ‘special master’ to review and possibly redraw North Carolina legislative districts deemed unconstitutional. The key point here is the judges panel stated that Persily look only at race data —as opposed…
    Sam Hieb, November 2, 2017
  • Republicans ‘worried about the man drawing the maps’

    Charlotte Observer’s Peter St. Onge opines Republicans legal objection to the appointment of Stanford University Law School professor Nathaniel Bersily as special master to examine and possibly redraw state legislative districts alleged to be in violation of the Constitution: Republicans don’t necessarily have a problem with Persily’s credentials,…
    Sam Hieb, November 1, 2017
  • Attorney General Stein to review Carolinas/UNC healthcare merger

    Charlotte Observer reports North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein will review the merger between Charlotte’s Carolinas HealthCare System and Chapel Hill’s UNC Health Care in order to ensure healthcare competition will not be compromised: Stein’s office told the Observer the review also involves other aspects of the transaction, including…
    Sam Hieb, October 30, 2017
  • Who is Nate Persily?

    We know Stanford Law School professor Nathaniel Persily is the special master appointed by the three-judge panel reviewing North Carolina legislative districts that are under a court challenge for allegedly failing to provide “equal protection” to voters under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Two of the nine…
    Sam Hieb, October 27, 2017
  • Greensboro’s ‘historic’ City Council election

    It seems somewhat overblown to describe Greensboro’s upcoming City Council election as ‘historic,’ and indeed Rhino Times editor John Hammer says as much in the lede to this week’s column before going on to make the case. Make no mistake, Gboro will have an overwhelmingly liberal council no…
    Sam Hieb, October 26, 2017
  • Helicopters hovering over Greensboro-Randolph megasite

    News & Record front-pager quoting a Princeton-based site selection consultant saying North Carolina is on the shortlist for a joint Toyota-Mazda electric car factory, with the Greensboro-Randolph megasite coming in as the “top pick” in the state: Site-selection consultant John Boyd, of Princeton, N.J., said “I expect the megasite…
    Sam Hieb, October 25, 2017