Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 777)

  • Dangerous ground

    Right Angles has the list of North Carolina’s most dangerous cities. Greensboro ranks below Raleigh, which, if you read the N&O, is hard to believe.
    Sam Hieb, October 30, 2006
  • Hot air

    Here’s a complicated AP story in the Winston-Salem Journal on the Supreme Court’s decision to hear a case involving Duke Energy power plant emissions. The article subtly editorializes that the Bush administration is tripping itself over environmental policy: Unfortunately for the administration, environmental groups persuaded the Supreme Court to…
    Sam Hieb, October 30, 2006
  • Monday morning QB

    The Meck Deck’s Jeff Taylor says stick a fork in the Panthers, while thet N&R’s Ed Hardin writes “the blowout exposed the Panthers as a team with obvious problems in key areas.” But the game wasn’t a blowout. In fact, I thought the defense did a good job…
    Sam Hieb, October 30, 2006
  • Out of the blocks

    The Sunday editions: N&R endorses Miller, tentatively: Rep. Brad Miller, Democratic incumbent in the 13th Congressional District, doesn’t come across as the most scintillating candidate. In contrast, Republican challenger Vernon Robinson arguably is the political equivalent of a spectacular car wreck — from his fiery rhetoric to ugly ads…
    Sam Hieb, October 30, 2006
  • Present tense

    I’m a little confused by the language in this morning’s N&R article on’s new distribution center in High Point. It looks like a done deal, considering the fact that city employees — don’t they have work to do?– unfurled the banner at yesterday’s press conference. But then there’s…
    Sam Hieb, October 27, 2006
  • Scrutiny

    N&R endorses Watt. Something to think about: Should the Democrats gain control of the House, Watt’s seniority on key committees will take on added importance. On the home front, he earns high marks for constituent services. With that in mind, here are Watt’s views on, among other things,…
    Sam Hieb, October 27, 2006
  • In broad daylight?

    For some reason, I found this interesting: A Greensboro police officer is facing charges of prostitution in High Point. According to High Point police, Cpl. Christopher Smith, 47, was arrested on a charge of solicitation of prostitution Oct. 20. The arrest came at 11:25 a.m. in…
    Sam Hieb, October 27, 2006
  • Inquiring minds want to know

    While we’re on the subject of N&R editorials, ConAlt says the paper continues to editorialize in its news coverage. Funny, I felt the same way when reading this story on a UNCG communications class on the Truth and Reconciliation report. The story provides the thinnest…
    Sam Hieb, October 26, 2006