Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 3)

  • N&O shakeup

    The big headline yesterday was longtime News & Observer columnist Barry Saunders is leaving. Agree or disagree with Saunders–and believe it or not I found myself agreeing with him more than I would think—he always made you think. Note however the write-up announcing Saunders’ departure does not mention his…
    Sam Hieb, July 20, 2017
  • Meanwhile….the High Point downtown baseball stadium…

    High Point Assistant City Manager Randy Hemann told the City Council on Monday that land acquisition for the proposed $30 million downtown baseball stadium should be completed by fall so that the city can turn its focus toward funding construction of the stadium. Such a financing plan has…
    Sam Hieb, July 19, 2017
  • Gboro abandons ‘construction manager at risk’ for downtown performing arts center

    Headline story in today’s N&R print edition is the Greensboro City Council’s approval of a controversial rezoning project at Lake Brandy and Tropser Roads, while lead item in the notes in the ‘council notes’ sidebar is the appointment of former council member Goldie Wells to fill Jamal Fox’s…
    Sam Hieb, July 19, 2017
  • Cooper vetoes legal notices bill

    Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the bill that would–as the N&R puts it—“make Guilford County the guinea pig in a test case for letting local governments post such ads on their own websites instead of printing them in privately-owned publications that circulate in their jurisdictions.” The legislature’s strongest advocate…
    Sam Hieb, July 18, 2017
  • ‘Hallelujah!’ Work begins on Gboro performing arts center

    N&R reports construction work “began comparatively quietly” on Thursday on a new downtown performing arts center. “Hallelujah!” said a happy Mayor Nancy Vaughan.
    Sam Hieb, July 14, 2017
  • Meanwhile—‘the City of Greensboro thanks Senator Wade’…..

    Looks like the N&R’s Queen of Refuse– had pull in some (eeeevil) late-night legislation that will help Greensboro add another downtown hotel, something it’s so desperately wanted for years now. City of Greensboro press release: Greensboro City officials are celebrating the adoption of SB 8, which was signed…
    Sam Hieb, July 12, 2017
  • Jamestown News: ‘Governor’s veto is our last hope’

    The Jamestown News makes a front page appeal to Gov. Roy Cooper to veto state Sen. Trudy Wade’s bill to let Guilford County and its municipal governments publish legal notices on its websites instead of paying to publish them in general circulation newspapers: The loss of revenue from legals…
    Sam Hieb, July 12, 2017
  • N&R editorial writer thinks Trump voters are just plain stupid

    Greensboro News & Record editorial writer Doug Clark has made many lame attempts at satire over the years. I would say that the closing paragraphs of today’s column were yet another attempt at satire, but unfortunately it appears as though he’s dead serious. In the column, Clark scratches…
    Sam Hieb, July 12, 2017