Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 2)

  • Charlotte’s recycling program is broken…..

    In my mind, the bigger issue is not the fact that Charlotte’ recycling program is broken but who is recognizing that fact: At Mecklenburg County’s recycling facility off North Graham Street, the situation is not as dire, though officials said the economics of recycling are “broken.” The county and…
    Sam Hieb, July 3, 2018
  • Re: Cuts to state Department of Public Instruction

    Forty employees at the state Department of Public Instruction were given layoff notices on Friday as part of a $5.1 million budget cut mandated by state lawmakers. Superintendent Mark Johnson said: “Today, we implemented the budget reductions required by law for the 2018-19 fiscal year,” Johnson said in a…
    Sam Hieb, July 2, 2018
  • ‘The Raleigh Transit Miracle’

    No, it’s not the News & Observer reporting the ‘Raleigh Transit Miracle.’ It’s The Antiplanner, who shares this shares this TransitCenter article on increased bus ridership in both Raleigh and Indianapolis due to voter-approved increases in transit taxes. So what’s the miracle? Raleigh’s ridership grew by 20…
    Sam Hieb, June 28, 2018
  • Re: Charlotte’s carbon emissions reduction plan, or rather lack thereof

    By a 10-0 vote–with council member Braxton winston absent—the Charlotte City Council approved an ambitious plan to reduce carbon emissions by 2050. I honestly have to give the liberal Uptown Paper of Record–aka the Observer– credit for skeptically covering this plan, which would reduce the carbon emissions of…
    Sam Hieb, June 27, 2018
  • Longtime GCS board chair resigns

    Greensboro News & Record reports longtime Guilford County Board of Education chairman Alan Duncan is resigning effective June 30: In a letter to fellow school board members Wednesday, Duncan said he did not feel he could continue the kind of job the citizens deserve from him, given demands involved…
    Sam Hieb, June 21, 2018
  • Wake County commissioners vote to turn golf course into park

    By a 4-3 vote, the Wake County Board of Commissioners voted to purchase a former golf course for $3.9 million and turn it into a park. WTVD has the details.
    Sam Hieb, June 19, 2018
  • Move state government out of Raleigh?

    Interesting column in the News & Observer by Rob Christensen wondering if it’s time to mover state government out of Raleigh—well, at least some of it: The Department of Administration is directed to seek office space for DMV in “Wake County and surrounding counties.” The move is a long…
    Sam Hieb, June 18, 2018
  • Greensboro Coliseum director earning his top salary

    It’s that time of year again when the Rhino times publishes its lists of local government salaries. This week it’s the City of Greensboro and the highest-paid employee is—once again—Greensboro Coliseum director Matt Brown, with a salary of $324,500–a mere 130,000 more than new City Manager David Parrish. We…
    Sam Hieb, June 15, 2018