Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 777)

  • Big heads

    The Winston Salem Journal’s Bertrand Gutierrez reported that Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines and Forsyth County chairwoman Goria Whisenhunt were going to meet this week to discuss the utility commission’s Stokes County land deal. I haven’t seen anything reported about such a meeting, so I don’t know if it’s taken…
    Sam Hieb, October 11, 2006
  • On the subject….

    …or lack thereof….. The Meck Deck’s Jeff Taylor takes the Charlotte Observer to task for its N&R as I read this morning’s print…
    Sam Hieb, October 11, 2006
  • Let’s ‘party’

    WSFCS Board of Education challenger Sandra Mikush has quite the novel idea: take partisanship out of the school board: “I think people use party labels to make assumptions about the candidates, and that’s a proxy for talking about the issues. I found in talking to people across the county,…
    Sam Hieb, October 11, 2006
  • Scapegoat

    So why has it taken the City of Greensboro so long to suspend Scott Sanders? Seth Cohen, Sanders’ attorney, sums it up pretty well: “The city has screwed this whole thng up with regard to the investigation of the Wray administration and now they need a scapegoat.”…
    Sam Hieb, October 11, 2006
  • Act first, ask questions later

    Guilford County school board member Deena Hayes is worried that the presence of SROs in middle schools doesn’t allow for “cooler heads” to reconsider incidents. In other words, SROs act first and ask questions later when incidents involving minority students occur. Hayes is also worried that stereotypes of…
    Sam Hieb, October 10, 2006
  • Animals running the zoo

    Maybe the Rhino’s John Hammer isn’t so whacked after all. A couple of weeks ago, Hammer reported-editorialized on the need for more cops in downtown Greensboro and caught hell from Yes! Weekly editor Brian Clarey. Well, perhaps the idea is not so far-fetched now that…
    Sam Hieb, October 10, 2006
  • Eye of the beholder

    I loved the sentimental lead of this N&R story pushing the War Memorial Stadium bond: Hot dogs and the Chicken Dance. Those are the things that make War Memorial Stadium more memorable than Yankee Stadium for Greensboro’s Susan Kennedy. “I grew up an hour outside of Yankee Stadium,…
    Sam Hieb, October 9, 2006
  • They said it

    While we’re on the subject, Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines didn’t say anything over the weekend to reassure citizens that’s he’s in the loop. Surprise, the city’s considering an oversight panel to keep the utility commission’s shady Stokes County land deal from happening again. Then there’s the question of…
    Sam Hieb, October 9, 2006