Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 2)

  • Does Greensboro mayor have authority to cancel $30 million parking deck deal?

    An overlooked question (even though it entered my mind– ha ha) regarding Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan’s decision to back out of the $30 million downtown parking deck deal with high-powered developer Roy Carroll: Does Vaughan have that authority? Here is an aspect that seems to have been overlooked…
    Sam Hieb, May 4, 2018
  • N&R editorial writer takes a cheap racial shot at Trump

    Greensboro News & Record editorial writer Steven Doyle–who replaced the laid-off Doug Clark–started off his regular Wednesday columns all nice and flowery–introducing himself as a humble farm boy and regaling us with the story of how he “flipped” for Greensboro–literally–in a car accident that left him hanging from his seatbelt.
    Sam Hieb, May 2, 2018
  • Federal funding makes Winston-Salem streetcar line ‘feasible’

    Winston-Salem Journal editorial on the proposed downtown streetcar line: A similar proposal several years ago was scuttled largely because of its price tag, in the neighborhood of $179 million. There was also a fair amount of public skepticism over whether an adequate ridership would support streetcars. The new proposal…
    Sam Hieb, April 30, 2018
  • Greensboro parking deck insanity

    A while back I wrote a column for CJ about the political implications of parking decks in downtown Greensboro. Who knew parking decks –of all things—could create such political shockwaves? That was nothing compared to this week’s Gboro parking deck headlines. Let’s get the easy stuff out the…
    Sam Hieb, April 26, 2018
  • Downtown Greensboro needs more parking, says parking deck designer

    In response to criticisms that studies showing the need for more downtown parking are not up to date, the City of Greensboro commissioned a new study— by the engineering firm the city hired to design a $30 million deck on south Davie Street: The city released Kimley-Horn’s analysis last…
    Sam Hieb, April 24, 2018
  • Winston-Salem streetcar study…

    Wake Forest Innovation Quarter–Winston-Salem’s downtown technology park—is pushing for a $100,000 study to determine the feasibility of a $35-$40 million streetcar line that would run between Wake forest University and Winston-Salem State University. The Innovation Quarter is asking the city to chip in $50,000 toward the study, which would…
    Sam Hieb, April 23, 2018
  • When gov’t is in the restaurant business

    Rhino Times editor John Hammer takes a closer look at the City of Greensboro’s lease negotiations with popular downtown restaurant and bar Cafe Europa. While the issue apparently has been resolved—Cafe Europa is staying put for the time being—Hammer says the city’s version of lease negotiations “has…
    Sam Hieb, April 19, 2018
  • N.C. teachers walkout?

    Interesting column in today’s Greensboro News & Record by Guilford County Association of Educators president Todd Warren. Is it me, or is Warren calling for a teachers’ strike here in North Carolina without coming right out and saying it? Right-to-work laws, collective bargaining restrictions and laws limiting workplace actions…
    Sam Hieb, April 18, 2018