Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 3)

  • David “Finley” Powell’s tragic end

    I read with interest the N&R’s write up on former Piedmont Triad Partnership CEO David Powell, who in 2016 was charged with two felony counts each of embezzlement and for obtaining property worth a total of $240,000 by false pretense. Turns out Powell had fled to Wilmington, changed his…
    Sam Hieb, April 25, 2017
  • Gboro performing arts center vote: ‘Clear as mud’

    News & Record reports the Greensboro City council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday to vote on the first phase of funding for the proposed downtown performing arts center— a mere 17 hours before the scheduled groundbreaking: At 5 p.m. Tuesday, just 17 hours before the scheduled event,…
    Sam Hieb, April 24, 2017
  • Bringing in the big dog to sell the HP baseball stadium

    And that would be —who else could it be—–High Point University president Nido Qubein. Anyone who knows anything about HP knows Nido can sell just about anything. That’s how he got where is. I’ll say this much–when responding to questions about a business article, he once left me the…
    Sam Hieb, April 21, 2017
  • Gboro’s $30m parking deck (and hotel)

    If you missed the Greensboro Council’s debate and discussion over plans to spend $30 million to build a new parking deck that would service a new downtown hotel, then you’re not alone. Fortunately John Hammer of the Rhino Times* was paying attention: The City Council unanimously passed a motion to…
    Sam Hieb, April 21, 2017
  • Re: Durham-Orange light rail line

    Anyone else find it interesting that days before a key vote on the proposed Durham-Orange light line, the Orange County Board of Commissioners –as well as residents attending the public hearing—are told that their share of the cost will be reduced? Orange commissioners’ vote –as well as the vote…
    Sam Hieb, April 19, 2017
  • HP downtown stadium update

    For starters, yours truly takes a look at the proposed downtown High Point baseball stadium for CJ. And today’s High Point Enterprise probes an important piece of the puzzle that’s somewhat under the radar scope— the Guilford County Board of Commissioners: On Tuesday, Board of Commissioners Chairman Jeff…
    Sam Hieb, April 18, 2017
  • ‘Free Dan Besse’?

    When I clicked on the Winston-Salem Journal story the first thing that greeted me was the activist holding up a “Free Dan Besse” T-shirt. Free Dan Besse? From what? Getting up to speed, Besse is the City Council member who proposed a resolution that would make Winston-Salem a “Welcoming…
    Sam Hieb, April 18, 2017
  • State, Carolina pull out of the ACC?

    A Republican-sponsored bill in the state House of Representatives would require N.C. State University and the University of North Carolina to withdraw from the Atlantic Coast Conference if the conference chooses to “boycott” the state over laws passed by the General Assembly. The bill does not specifically mention…
    Sam Hieb, April 13, 2017