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)

  • City charter prevents Gboro from canceling gun show

    Rhino Times editor John Hammer reports city charter prevents the Greensboro City Council from canceling a gun show at the city-owned coliseum: The whole issue came up shortly after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14. Vaughan posted a piece on her Facebook page that got tremendous…
    Sam Hieb, March 15, 2018
  • Charlotte’s Lynx Blue Line –‘expensive honor system’

    Charlotte Observer reviews the data on Charlotte Area Transit System’s “proof of payment” system for Lynx Blue Line riders. Guess what —there pretty much isn’t one: The Lynx Blue Line is perhaps the city’s biggest – and most expensive – use of the honor system. The transit system lets…
    Sam Hieb, March 13, 2018
  • Filmmakers not flocking to N.C.

    Interesting Winston-Salem Journal article on North Carolina’s film grant program, which currently is worth $65 million: State Commerce and Visit NC officials sought to remind Hollywood film production companies that North Carolina has fortified a grant program that currently has a $65 million pool. The $31 million in annual…
    Sam Hieb, March 13, 2018
  • N&R editorial calls for ‘reset’ on $30m downtown parking deck

    I’ll give the N&R credit —I think a lot of people agree that it’s time for a stop stop, rethink and reset on Greensboro’s controversial $30 million downtown parking deck that would service a proposed Westin Hotel, especially in light of City Manager Jim Westmoreland’s retirement coinciding with…
    Sam Hieb, March 8, 2018
  • Gboro plans to cancel gun show at coliseum

    Mayor Nancy Vaughan tells WXII she and the City Council will discuss canceling a guns show scheduled for later this year at the city-owned Greensboro Coliseum.…
    Sam Hieb, March 7, 2018
  • High Point stadium plan shifts a bit

    High Point University president Nido Qubein tells a forum at the High Point Country Club the children’s museum that will be part of High Point’s downtown stadium/mixed-use catalyst project won’t be built next to the city’s stadium, as originally planned: “The museum has to have ample parking. A mom…
    Sam Hieb, March 7, 2018
  • Gboro city manager getting out of the parking deck business….

    …Which means he’s getting out of the city managing business…..Greensboro City Manager Jim Westmoreland announced his retirement on Friday, the day before the News & Record called into question Westmoreland’s sworn testimony in an affidavit that the city did an “internal review” in 2015 of a 2010 study…
    Sam Hieb, March 6, 2018
  • Forsyth Tech professor’s ‘threats’ against Trump

    Winston-Salem Journal reports a Forsyth Technical Community College adjunct history professor is no longer teaching following a student’s accusation that he threatened President Trump. History professor Luke McEachern told the Journal the accusation left him feeling “betrayed, compromised and humiliated” and that he had “spent hours on Monday talking…
    Sam Hieb, March 2, 2018