Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 3)

  • The perfect news storm…

    The two biggest news stories of the week—President Trump pulling out of the Paris climate change accord and Hillary Clinton blaming everybody but herself for her loss in the 2016 election—merge into one big beautiful story that’s just too good not to mention: Hillary couldn’t share a plane with…
    Sam Hieb, June 2, 2017
  • Re: Juana Ortega’s sanctuary

    N&R reports Juana Ortega, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who has taken refuge in Greensboro’s St. Barnabas Episcopal Church after being ordered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials to leave the country by the end of Wednesday or be deported. As you can probably imagine, the N&R has…
    Sam Hieb, June 2, 2017
  • WSTA deficit helps drives tax increase

    Winston-Salem City Manager Lee Garrity submitted a budget that increases spending 9 percent over last year’s budget: “The budget is trying to make employee compensation more competitive with the market, and to provide additional funding for transit in terms of not only maintaining the financial sustainability of WSTA, but…
    Sam Hieb, May 31, 2017
  • Rev. Barber’s press gaggle

    CJ reports on yesterday’s ‘anything but quiet’ budget rollout in the General Assembly. Who’s making the noise? You guessed it—Rev. William Barber, not quite riding off into the sunset. Here’s what jumped out at me (emphasis mine): Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, had reserved an entire quadrant of the…
    Sam Hieb, May 31, 2017
  • Budd earns 100 percent Conservative Review score

    13th Congressional District Rep. Ted Budd scored 100 percent on Conservative Review’s Liberty Scorecard. Budd was the only North Carolina representative to score 100 percent— next up was 11th District Rep. Mark Meadows, with a score of 93 percent. As for Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr—–well let’s…
    Sam Hieb, May 30, 2017
  • Meck County capital funds for Charlotte MLS stadium

    Charlotte Observer reports on the fledgling debate over Mecklenburg County using capital funds for the proposed Major League Soccer stadium—-should the Queen City be awarded and expansion franchise, that is: The county plans to spend $268 million for the park upgrades – including $100 million for stadium renovations for…
    Sam Hieb, May 25, 2017
  • Skip Alston and the GTA board

    Guilford County Commissioner Skip Alston is the type of guy to have his hands in a little bit of everything, but who know he was a “consultant” for Transdev, the private company handling the Greensboro Transit Authority’s bus system. Not one to let his influence go unused and unoticed, Alston…
    Sam Hieb, May 24, 2017
  • New contractor for Gboro performing arts center…

    News & Record reports negotiations between the City of Greensboro and Durham-based contractor Skanska-Rentenbach have broken down, meaning phase 1 work on the proposed Tanger Center for the Performing Arts will be delayed yet again: …(N)egotiations broke down between the city and the company earlier this month over professional…
    Sam Hieb, May 22, 2017