Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 3)

  • Morehead Hospital ‘burning cash’

    The bankruptcy hearing for Eden’s Morehead Hospital was once again continued in order to give attorneys to further review financial documents related to the proposed sale to aFlorida-based for-profit healthcare partnership. The basic question is where Miami-based Empower iHCC will get the cash to make the purchase: The hearing…
    Sam Hieb, November 9, 2017
  • Greensboro City Council moves further left

    …Which in a way was not hard to do….Still both the council’s lone conservative—District 5 representative Tony Wilkins–and its lone moderate conservative– at-large representative Mike Barber–both lost their seats in Greensboro’s City Council election. In all other races, the incumbents—including Mayor Nancy Vaughan and at-large members Yvonne Johnson and…
    Sam Hieb, November 8, 2017
  • What do HUD and Morehead Hospital have in common?

    For starters, the bankruptcy hearing for Eden’s Morehead Memorial Hospital —originally scheduled for today— has been postponed until Wednesday at the request of the hospital’s attorney. Remember Morehead declared bankruptcy in July and today’s hearing would hear the “request by hospital leaders to sell all its assets to the…
    Sam Hieb, November 6, 2017
  • Big push for Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s $922m school bond

    Charlotte Observer reports the final push is on get Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools $922 million school bond passed in tomorrow’s off-off-year election: With big donations in hand from a state Realtors group, major corporations and Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, the Vote Yes for School Bonds campaign was ready to bombard voters…
    Sam Hieb, November 6, 2017
  • Bersily officially appointed ‘special master’ in NC redistricting case

    Surprise—the three-judge panel rejected Republican legal opposition and officially appointed Stanford Law School professor Nathaniel Bersily as ‘special master’ to review and possibly redraw North Carolina legislative districts deemed unconstitutional. The key point here is the judges panel stated that Persily look only at race data —as opposed…
    Sam Hieb, November 2, 2017
  • Republicans ‘worried about the man drawing the maps’

    Charlotte Observer’s Peter St. Onge opines Republicans legal objection to the appointment of Stanford University Law School professor Nathaniel Bersily as special master to examine and possibly redraw state legislative districts alleged to be in violation of the Constitution: Republicans don’t necessarily have a problem with Persily’s credentials,…
    Sam Hieb, November 1, 2017
  • Attorney General Stein to review Carolinas/UNC healthcare merger

    Charlotte Observer reports North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein will review the merger between Charlotte’s Carolinas HealthCare System and Chapel Hill’s UNC Health Care in order to ensure healthcare competition will not be compromised: Stein’s office told the Observer the review also involves other aspects of the transaction, including…
    Sam Hieb, October 30, 2017
  • Who is Nate Persily?

    We know Stanford Law School professor Nathaniel Persily is the special master appointed by the three-judge panel reviewing North Carolina legislative districts that are under a court challenge for allegedly failing to provide “equal protection” to voters under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Two of the nine…
    Sam Hieb, October 27, 2017