Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 3)

  • 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
  • North Carolina: “Authoritarianism 2.0”

    Like a lot of things theses days, there are times when I really, really wonder why I still subscribe to the New York Times. I guess I still figure that if I read one article out of the entire Sunday print edition that touches or informs me then it’s worth…
    Sam Hieb, April 16, 2018
  • High Point’s ‘BB&T Point’ downtown stadium

    In case you missed it, earlier this week High Point broke ground on its $36 million downtown baseball stadium, which will bear the name “BB&T Point.” In addition to the stadium, Wednesday’s ceremony was also a celebration of the private development planned for downtown, including an events center, children’s…
    Sam Hieb, April 13, 2018
  • Feds say High Point owes $1.79 million for HUD grant

    City of High Point officials ‘were shocked’ when they received a letter from the U.S. Treasury stating “our records indicate that you owe the U.S. Government $1,794,821.24. You must immediately pay your debt to stop collection action and prevent the addition of more interest, penalties and administrative costs.” At…
    Sam Hieb, April 12, 2018