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)

  • Bill would let Rockingham County post legal notices on website

    Rockingham County Reps. Kyle Hall and Bert Jones have have sponsored legislation that would allow Rockingham County to publish legal notices on its website instead of in the local newspaper. Neighboring Guilford County recently began publishing legal notices on its website following passage of a bill sponsored by Sen.Trudy…
    Sam Hieb, May 24, 2018
  • Don’t count on Davidson to start a charter school

    Interesting to see Davidson Mayor Rusty Knox weigh in on House Bill 514, which would allow suburban Charlotte cities to create their own charter schools: “This has almost become a political poker chip with our kids,” said Knox, a CMS alum and parent. “We’re just not going to do…
    Sam Hieb, May 23, 2018
  • Surprise! N&R ponders voter fraud

    Greensboro News & Record editorial writer Steven Doyle’s column starts out innocently enough—the state Division of Motor Vehicles snafu that had him living in Rockingham County when he really lived in Guilford County. Doyle describes the process of untangling a DMV screw-up—no mean feat, mind you—but the shoe…
    Sam Hieb, May 23, 2018
  • No tax increase equals payoff for Durham residents

    News & Observer headline might lead the reader to think that Durham taxpayers are getting some relief due to “all those new people and buildings coming to Durham.” Instead we learn that City Manager Tom Bonfield is merely seeking to hold the current property tax rate. I reckon taxpayers…
    Sam Hieb, May 22, 2018
  • Forsyth commissioners want to do away with Smith Reynolds Airport commission

    Winston-Salem Journal reports the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will ask the General Assembly for permission to dissolve to the county’s airport commission, which oversees Smith Reynolds Airport, effectively putting commissioners in charge of the airport. Commissioner Ted Kaplan said that since the airport commission was formed years ago,…
    Sam Hieb, May 21, 2018
  • ‘News & Record building reportedly under contract’

    Update: The N&R reports a mere 12 minutes ago it has reached an agreement to sell the property. Strange it doesn’t mention the buyer. That’s the headline in the Rhino Times report. Not really a surprise–the N&R’s downtown Greensboro property has been viewed as prime for development for…
    Sam Hieb, May 18, 2018
  • Panthers have new owner, but stadium issue looms

    Surely by now you’ve heard that billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper will buy the Carolina Panthers for a record $2.2 billion. Of course the major question looming is what will become of Bank of America Stadium. On the same day the Charlotte Observer reports Tepper’s purchase, they…
    Sam Hieb, May 16, 2018
  • $30 million downtown Greensboro parking deck back on the table?

    News & Record reports downtown developer Roy Carroll and the City of Greensboro “are back on speaking terms” regarding the proposed $30 million parking deck. Remember back in April Carroll received a surprise phone call from Mayor Nancy Vaughan notifying that the deal was off and the city was…
    Sam Hieb, May 15, 2018