Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 2)

  • Panthers sale update….

    For starters, WCNC reports NASCAR hear Brian France is part of a group that wants to buy the Carolina Panthers. Both France– via Twitter… I am not buying the #Panthers . — Brian France ? (@thebrianfrance) January 4, 2018 ..and NASCAR—…
    Sam Hieb, January 4, 2018
  • Rockingham County Schools email virus

    School resumes today under the cloud of an email virus that completely shut down the computer network and internet structure at Rockingham County Schools: According to Chief Technology Officer Kacey Sensenich, the district was hit with the effects of an Emotet malware program – a Trojan that obtains financial…
    Sam Hieb, January 3, 2018
  • City-owned Lexington furniture plant burns down

    This WFDD story caught my ear because I covered the furniture industry back in the late ’90s-early 2000s and was witness to the decline of Lexington Home Brands. The plant was unique because it sat right on the edge of downtown, and when it was finally shuttered after a…
    Sam Hieb, December 29, 2017
  • New Greensboro airport name ‘is a joke’

    You may or may not have heard that come Jan. 1 Greensboro’s Piedmont Triad International Airport will become Central North Carolina International Airport: “Changing the name of the airport is a big step. We do not take that lightly,” airport authority chairman Steve Showfety said. “But it is…
    Sam Hieb, December 27, 2017
  • Greensboro council approves $60 million downtown parking decks

    In a marathon meeting that featured strong opposition from a local activist group, the Greensboro City Council approved two parking decks that will each cost $30 million and will primarily serve new downtown private development. The council voted separately on each deck — high-powered developer Roy Carroll’s deck…
    Sam Hieb, December 20, 2017
  • Re: Jerry Richardson selling the Panthers

    Unless you’ve been in a coma for the last 24 hours, you’ve certainly heard that Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson plans to sell the team at the end of the 2017 season. Richardson’s announcement comes in the wake of a Sports Illustrated report detailing allegations of sexual harassment…
    Sam Hieb, December 18, 2017
  • High Point still wants Guilford County support for downtown stadium…

    High Point Enterprise reports: City representatives say they haven’t withdrawn their request to the Guilford County Board of Commissioners for assistance in funding the downtown stadium. Commissioner Skip Alston said this week that the board halted its consideration of the city’s request because High Point was going to finance…
    Sam Hieb, December 15, 2017
  • Rising Arctic temps will reduce wind power….

    There were indeed the usual disasters —hurricanes, wildfires, drought, but I wasn’t expecting this little twist when listening to this NPR story on rising Arctic temperatures: Scientists say they can’t attribute any particular drought or hurricane to changes in the Arctic. But computer simulations show changes. For example:…
    Sam Hieb, December 13, 2017