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)

  • Meck County capital funds for Charlotte MLS stadium

    Charlotte Observer reports on the fledgling debate over Mecklenburg County using capital funds for the proposed Major League Soccer stadium—-should the Queen City be awarded and expansion franchise, that is: The county plans to spend $268 million for the park upgrades – including $100 million for stadium renovations for…
    Sam Hieb, May 25, 2017
  • Skip Alston and the GTA board

    Guilford County Commissioner Skip Alston is the type of guy to have his hands in a little bit of everything, but who know he was a “consultant” for Transdev, the private company handling the Greensboro Transit Authority’s bus system. Not one to let his influence go unused and unoticed, Alston…
    Sam Hieb, May 24, 2017
  • New contractor for Gboro performing arts center…

    News & Record reports negotiations between the City of Greensboro and Durham-based contractor Skanska-Rentenbach have broken down, meaning phase 1 work on the proposed Tanger Center for the Performing Arts will be delayed yet again: …(N)egotiations broke down between the city and the company earlier this month over professional…
    Sam Hieb, May 22, 2017
  • Your insane media update

    As I’ve said a million times, some days I really scratch my head and wonder exactly what goes on inside the heads of the so-called brains in local mainstream media. Today is no exception. For starters, we have the Charlotte Observer editorial board, who can’t resist the temptation take…
    Sam Hieb, May 19, 2017
  • Greenway sucker punch

    I’ve written before about the aggravation that construction of Greensboro’s downtown greenway has caused me, in the process speculating that it can’t be doing the Deep Roots Market much good, considering the fact that the health food store is struggling as it is. Today’s N&R has a front-pager on…
    Sam Hieb, May 17, 2017
  • BREAKING: Tillis collapses during race

    Multiple media outlets reporting that Sen. Thom Tillis collapsed during a road race in Washington D.C. this morning: Tillis, 57, was seen on the ground being administered CPR by bystanders at about the two-mile mark in the three-mile race in Anacostia Park in the southeast part of the city.
    Sam Hieb, May 17, 2017
  • Duke divinity professor controversy’s Gboro angle….

    I generally don’t give News & Record ed page editor Allen Johnson much praise, but in yesterday’s column he breaks the news that the racial equity workshop to which a Duke University divinity professor spoke out against was staged by the Racial Equality Institute, which co-founded by Guilford County…
    Sam Hieb, May 15, 2017
  • Why Brazilian immigrant really wants to stay in the U.S.

    N&R columnist Susan Ladd writes up the saga of Nestor Marchi, a Brazilian immigrant and father of a Greensboro firefighter for overstaying his visa. Yes Mr. Marchi wants to stay in the U.S. to be close to his son. But another reason jumped out at me: Nestor Marchi was…
    Sam Hieb, May 15, 2017