Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 3)

  • ‘Similar to a large sidewalk’

    What am I describing? Greensboro’s $26 million Downtown Greenway? Close, but no. I’m describing Charlotte’s proposed Fairview Trail, described by the Uptown Paper of Record as the biggest project in an estimated $80 million remake of the South Park neighborhood in order to better accommodate pedestrians and cyclists: The…
    Sam Hieb, February 19, 2018
  • Tucker Carlson’s UNC speech

    News & Observer reports Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson will be the featured speaker in a distinguished lecture series at the UNC School of Media and Journalism in April and—do I even need to say it?—-the school’s social media accounts have been bombarded with protests: nnouncement that the conservative…
    Sam Hieb, February 16, 2018
  • Charlotte bidding for 2020 GOP convention

    Charlotte Observer reports the Queen City will bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention: Six years after hosting President Barack Obama and the Democrats, the city of Charlotte said Thursday it will submit a bid for the 2020 Republican National Convention. Bids for the RNC are due at the…
    Sam Hieb, February 16, 2018
  • No-brainer solution to Gboro’s street name change

    For starters, if you’re a regular reader of the Greensboro News & Record you might have picked up on the fact that they care for Sen. Phil Berger. N&R ed page editor Allen Johnson made that clear when he just had to get in a cheap shot at Berger in…
    Sam Hieb, February 14, 2018
  • Long wait times. Running out of money. Strained by flu season. Otherwise Brits love their nationalized healthcare

    I had to read this Washington Post wire service article (via the Sunday Greensboro News & Record) twice to make sure it wasn’t satire or sarcasm. The N&R headline reads… British love their health care system ..then the article with a straight face goes on to list several…
    Sam Hieb, February 13, 2018
  • Forsyth County’s missing DSS director

    The Forsyth County Board of Social Services voted Thursday to fire the director of the county’s Department of Social Services, a mere six weeks after she just quit showing up for work. Debra Donahue had been out of the office since Dec. 29—not on leave nor on suspension, according…
    Sam Hieb, February 9, 2018
  • High Point PAC targeting Guilford commissioners who dissed stadium?

    Rhino Times reports Guilford County commissioners who did not support High Point’s funding plan for its downtown stadium “have targets on their backs” for the 2018 election: Several Guilford County commissioners said this week that a political action committee – the High Point Political Alliance (HPPA) – is “targeting”…
    Sam Hieb, February 9, 2018
  • UNCC light rail ridership: ‘Like a broken drum’

    Now when Charlotte Area Transit System director of marketing/communications and information technology Olaf Kinard describes CATS’ arrangement with UNC-Charlotte —a mandatory $25 per semester tuition fee for unlimited rides on the Blue Line extension– as a ‘broken drum,’ he means it in a good way: Last year, CATS sold $27,000…
    Sam Hieb, February 8, 2018