Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 2)

  • GCS bus driver walkout

    WFMY reports Guilford County Schools bus drivers plan a walkout next week to protest low pay: Guilford County Schools’ (GCS) bus drivers say they’ve been fighting for pay raises for too long. Joshua Graham has been a GCS bus driver for six years. “Besides pay I enjoy my…
    Sam Hieb, November 19, 2019
  • How to get more people on the bus in Charlotte and Raleigh? One guess, one guess only

    And if you guessed make it free, you win the prize. Yesterday’s McClatchy editorial— appearing in both the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer— thinks both the Queen City and the Capital City (and probably every other city) should be like Kansas City–eliminate bus fares altogether.
    Sam Hieb, November 15, 2019
  • Charlotte City Council approves $50m Silver Line contract. What’s next?

    Charlotte Observer headline reads: City Council approves $50 million Silver Line contract. Here’s what happens next. Actually my headline is more accurate, because–based on the Observer’s article—no one really knows what happens next, at least when it comes to funding. And that’s the most important part, right? The proposed…
    Sam Hieb, November 13, 2019
  • Who is this man and what has he done with Leonard Pitts?

    Headline in Leonard Pitts’ column appearing in today’s Greensboro News & Record: Foresight or hindlsight and regret: The choice is yours I honestly thought this was going to be column about how those who voted for Trump in 2016 were supposed to exorcise their regret and by doing the…
    Sam Hieb, November 12, 2019
  • Elizabeth Warren treats (Greensboro) voters as stupid

    Earlier today JLF’s Mitch Kokai linked Kevin Williamson’s National Review piece Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren “thinks her voters are stupid.” Right on–and Warren proved it during her stop in Greensboro yesterday. How so? On top of her proposed $2 trillion ‘Medicare for all’ healthcare proposal, which…
    Sam Hieb, November 8, 2019
  • Mecklenburg County voters reject arts-and-parks sales tax hike

    Charlotte Observer reports: Mecklenburg County voters on Tuesday rejected a sales tax increase for the second time in five years, despite a million-dollar campaign and support from prominent community leaders. With all but one precinct reported, more than 57% opposed the quarter-cent tax increase, which would have raised $50…
    Sam Hieb, November 6, 2019
  • Greensboro’s ‘No Straw November’

    Via today’s press release, the City of Greensboro has launched its ‘No Straw November’ program, designed to increase awareness of plastic straw usage and its effect on the environment. According to the web page, here’s how you can participate in No Straw November Join fellow Greensboro residents in…
    Sam Hieb, November 5, 2019
  • Surprise–Charlotte council’s Silver Line vote depends on sales tax hike outcome

    The Charlotte City Council has has delayed a vote on a $50 million contract to begin preliminary work on a new light rail line until results from the proposed arts-and-parks sales tax hike on tomorrow’s ballot are known. Should the sales tax hike pass, it would make it problematic…
    Sam Hieb, November 4, 2019