Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 2)

  • Jose Charles’ unexpected revelations

    I had a defense attorney friend once tell me about a case in which he secured a non guilty verdict on a robbery charge for a —shall we say—- less than reputable client. “The guy’s done some bad things,” my friend told me, “but he didn’t do this one bad…
    Sam Hieb, May 12, 2017
  • N&R might be catching on…..

    N&R editorial writer Doug Clark has been coming up with some real whoppers lately. For starters, we should all just listen to Jimmy Kimmel to get proper perspective into the healthcare debate. Look, I feel for Kimmel’s son, but let’s be real here—Kimmel’s a comedian paid millions of…
    Sam Hieb, May 10, 2017
  • Charlotte’s billion-dollar rail tunnel

    Let’s just go ahead and cut to the chase in this Charlotte Observer article on plans to expand the city’s commuter train system (emphasis mine): Four engineering firms have submitted bids with the Charlotte Area Transit System to plan the next phase of rail lines to the airport and…
    Sam Hieb, May 9, 2017
  • Gboro mayoral election issue presents itself

    Bringing you up to speed, Greensboro has been front and center in the debate over police cam videos. The latest case involves Jose Charles, the teenager who was arrested and charged with assaulting a police officer following a July 4 incident. Local activists have called for the release of…
    Sam Hieb, May 5, 2017
  • One more time–Medicaid IS NOT a jobs program

    CJ’s Dan Way reports on state Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen’s Medicaid listening tour, which kicked off in Greensboro last night. Here’s what jumps out (emphasis mine): Margaret Salinger, a practicing psychologist in Greensboro speaking in behalf of the state League of Women Voters, lobbied for…
    Sam Hieb, May 3, 2017
  • Greensboro-Randolph megasite land swap

    At last night’s meeting Randolph County commissioners approved a land swap deal that would give the county “one contiguous piece of land” it can market for other purposes just in case—we all know this will never happen—-an automobile manufacturer never comes. The agreement is for the county to…
    Sam Hieb, May 3, 2017
  • Obama’s ‘$400,000 mistake’

    If only we all could make a $400,000 mistake—and I mean the kind that gives us that kind of bread (dating myself here) not costing us….. The N&O editorial board gives former President Obama a real wet noodle lashing over his $400,000 fee from Wall Street firm Cantor Fitzgerald:…
    Sam Hieb, May 1, 2017
  • Gboro performing arts center breaks ground….

    Local and state dignitaries—including Gov. Roy Cooper*—gathered in downtown Greensboro to (finally) break ground on the Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts: The ceremony followed a special Greensboro City Council meeting Tuesday night, when the council voted 8-1 to spend up to $2.5 million on Phase 1 of…
    Sam Hieb, April 27, 2017