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)

  • Michelle Obama book tour not coming to N.C. So you can hold on to your wallet.

    Former first lady Michelle Obama’s junket to promote her book “Becoming” is not coming to North Carolina. Looks like the closest venue is the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. I’ll count this as a positive, because then I will not be tempted (not that I would anyway) to…
    Sam Hieb, September 24, 2018
  • WSFCS teacher pay snafu

    Winston-Salem Journal columnist Scott Sexton writes about the apparent miscommunication between Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Beverly Emory and county commissioners regarding local supplements to teacher pay: No matter how many videos or backroom chats are hatched in response, footage that shows two Forsyth County commissioners practically begging school officials…
    Sam Hieb, September 20, 2018
  • City of Greensboro named in ACLU Facebook complaint

    Staff and wire reports in the Greensboro News & Record say the City of Greensboro has been named in an American Civil Liberties Union complaint alleging Facebook ads recruiting potential employees—in Greensboro’s case police officers—were discriminatory: In one of the ads in the complaint, the city of Greensboro is…
    Sam Hieb, September 19, 2018
  • Winston-Salem’s $30 million neighborhood grant

    The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem once again is applying for a $30 million federal grant for improvements to the area around Cleveland Avenue Homes. What’s interesting is the City Council’s debate on the grant application. The issue—expanding the boundary for the grant that would include Old Salem and Innovation…
    Sam Hieb, September 19, 2018
  • Will Tillis hit the pause button on Kavanaugh vote?

    In case you missed it in the midst of Hurricane Florence, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of a sexual assault dating to his high school days. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Thom Tillis has a key role in whether or not the committee…
    Sam Hieb, September 17, 2018
  • Meanwhile, at the climate change summit…

    As we (supposedly) suffer from the effects of climate change here in North Carolina, way out on the left coast there are brave people (supposedly) working to alleviate the effects of said climate change. And the electric buses are running on time, but they’re–shall we say–somewhat under…
    Sam Hieb, September 15, 2018
  • Leonard Pitts’ journalistic dog whistle

    Appearing in today’s Greensboro News & Record, syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts says when the history of this (the Trump) era is written, the “non Fox News media” will be blamed for “surrendering to a boneless “both-sideism” that simulates professional impartiality at the cost of clarity and fact.” In other…
    Sam Hieb, September 13, 2018
  • $5 million campaign for victims rights constitutional amendment

    Charlotte Observer reports on the $5 million campaign to help pass the proposed amendment to the N.C. Constitution that would ensure victims rights. As I’m sure you’ve heard, the amendment is one of six proposed constitutional amendments on the November ballot. Associated Press (via the Observer) reports: The…
    Sam Hieb, September 11, 2018