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)

  • Downtown Greensboro: a parking deck and beer pedal trolleys

    At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greensboro City Council learned—as Rhino Times editor John Hammer put it–that the “third time really is the charm,” at least when it comes to —of all things —downtown parking decks. After two failed attempts, the council finally agreed on a land-swap deal with…
    Sam Hieb, July 19, 2018
  • Charlotte council narrowly approves bid to host RNC

    By a narrow 6-5 vote, the Charlotte City Council supported the bid to bring the 2020 Republican National Convention to the Queen City. Four Democrats—Larken Egleston,Julie Eiselt, Greg Phipps and James Mitchell—-joined two Republicans–Ed Driggs and Tariq Bokhari—in voting yes. Meanwhile, the ‘no’ votes: The no votes were Democrats…
    Sam Hieb, July 17, 2018
  • Charlotte council to vote on RNC today

    The Charlotte City Council will meet at 2pm today to debate and vote on whether or not to host the 2020 Republican National Convention: Under a contract between the RNC, the host committee, the city, Mecklenburg County and the CRVA, according to the summary, the city would provide police,…
    Sam Hieb, July 16, 2018
  • NPR looks at Charlotte’s public housing work requirement

    It’s always fun when a national news organization parachutes into a North Carolina city to take a look around. Today—in light of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s public housing rent reform proposal—NPR holds up the Charlotte Housing Authority’s work requirement as an example: When Housing and Urban…
    Sam Hieb, July 12, 2018
  • Judge Kavanaugh, Judge Napolitano, Ken Starr and Vince Foster

    Let’s start with the local angle—in a News & Observer op-ed, veteran newspaperman Edwin Yoder Jr. says Democrats should dig into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s role in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton: Kavanaugh is said to have been deeply involved in that partisan farce, as the right-hand…
    Sam Hieb, July 11, 2018
  • Four N.C. cities make top 10 best driving list

    This has go to be the kind of news that drives—(get it?) mass transit advocates crazy—four N.C. cities made the top 10 in in WalletHub’s list of best cities for driving. Raleigh topped the list, followed by Greensboro at No. 4, Winston-Salem at No. 6 and Durham at…
    Sam Hieb, July 10, 2018
  • Will Panthers try to keep up with ‘cruise ship’ stadiums?

    For starters, I recently took a trip up to Minneapolis and got a look at U.S. Bank Stadium and it does look like a big cruise ship. So it’s the home of the NFL Vikings by which the Charlotte Observer holds up as an example when discussing whether or not…
    Sam Hieb, July 6, 2018
  • History of Winston-Salem’s infamous Hawthorne Curve

    Like Winston-Salem Journal columnist Scott Sexton, I’ve had my share of white-knuckle drives around the city’s infamous Hawthorne Curve, where Business I-40 runs—roller-coaster style– right along the city’s skyline. And let me tell you it’s really fun when the downtown exits are backed out. Sexton describes his first…
    Sam Hieb, July 5, 2018