Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor
Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political activity in North Carolina’s Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point) region. Hieb received a B.A. in English and an M.A. in History from UNC-Greensboro.

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 1)

  • Quick review of ‘All in the Family’ reboot

    In case you missed it, last night ABC ran a reboot of the classic 1970s TV shows”All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” Norman Lear–creator of both shows—endorsed the remakes, and the 90-minute live special began with Lear–sitting in Archie Bunker’s famous chair–giving a somber speech on “how…
    Sam Hieb, May 23, 2019
  • Greensboro scraps glass recycling

    WFDD reports the City of Greensboro will no longer accept glass at its recycling facilities, effective July 1. The City Council voted to make the move at last night’s meeting. The reason—Greensboro would soon start paying its recycling service to handle glass, instead of the other way around:…
    Sam Hieb, May 22, 2019
  • News release: Guilford County sheriff will do his job

    Incredible news release from Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers: Sheriff Rogers has met with several groups regarding immigration both formally and informally. He has issued statements regarding his position on immigration matched with that of public safety. Some members representing the immigrant community have asked the Sheriff to…
    Sam Hieb, May 22, 2019
  • Greensboro’s historic ‘Hoarders’ house loses zoning battle

    I wrote earlier this month about the zoning battle involving Greensboro’s historic Julian Price Mansion, which was featured on an episode of the A&E show “Hoarders.” The owners were requesting a special permit from the City of Greensboro to operate a bed an breakfast in the mansion, a request…
    Sam Hieb, May 21, 2019
  • Panthers move to S.C.—a primer on ‘jock taxes’

    Pretty good article in the Charlotte Observer on the impact the Carolina Panthers’ proposed move to South Carolina will have on the players. The bill that would give the Panthers $115 million in tax breaks if the team moves its headquarters and practice facility Rock Hill is expected to…
    Sam Hieb, May 20, 2019
  • Leonard Pitts says Mike Pence’s Liberty University speech was right on…..

    Headline of Leonard Pitts column as it appears in the Greensboro News & Record: Mike Pence was right in his Liberty University speech This I had to read, because I knew the shoe was waiting to drop. Pitts is addressing Vice Mike Pence’s commencement address at Liberty University where…
    Sam Hieb, May 16, 2019
  • Charlotte Observer defends Kim Strach

    In today’s lead editorial, the Charlotte Observer defends former state Board of Elections executive director Kim Strach, who was fired on Monday by the Democrat-majority board: So why did Strach get shown the door? It’s because she is not a Democrat and the Board of Elections…
    Sam Hieb, May 15, 2019
  • Oh the irony–Kavanaugh as liberal swing vote in N.C. gerrymandering case

    By now you’ve probably heard that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh–the (understatement) controversial Trump appointee—sided with the court’s liberal wing in the antitrust case against Apple over the App Store’s pricing. Which got me thinking–how ironic it would be if Kavanaugh was the liberal swing vote in North Carolina’s…
    Sam Hieb, May 14, 2019