Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 2)

  • How much to raise Guilford County’s profile?

    Rhino Times reports on the Guilford County Economic Development Alliance’s first meeting of the year. At that meeting, the annual budget was set. Given GCEDA has just over $103,000 in the bank, the $100,000 each from Greensboro, High Point and Guilford County governments will push the budget to over…
    Sam Hieb, January 29, 2019
  • Greensboro City Council: Halfway there

    Greensboro News & Record columnist ponders the halfway point of the current City Council four-year term. Remember four-year terms were approved by voters in 2015, at the suggestion of Trudy Wade a former council member who was a state senator until she lost her 2018 reelection bid. The N&R…
    Sam Hieb, January 28, 2019
  • Charlotte scraps uptown light rail tunnel

    Charlotte Area Transit System has scrapped plans to tunnel under uptown in order to expand the city’s light rail line: Uptown is the densest part of the city, and an east-west line needs a way through. “We started with a spaghetti of lines,” said Lawrence. “Time is of the…
    Sam Hieb, January 24, 2019
  • Confederate monument perspective from the late great Krauthammer

    One my birthday presents was The Point of It All–a collection of columns by the late great political commentator Charles Krauthammer. Incredible to read Krauthammer’s opinion on matters that are pertinent today, only to realize that he had written the column in the mid-’80s or early ’90s. But one…
    Sam Hieb, January 23, 2019
  • Melissa Harris-Perry MLK Day sighting

    Seems to me former MSNBC host and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry has been out of the spotlight for a while now. Just in case you’ve missed her, however, she was the speaker at the 39th Annual MLK Noon Hour Commemoration at Union Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. While…
    Sam Hieb, January 22, 2019
  • High Point mayor still confident about stadium master plan…

    …In spite of last week’s report that Greensboro developer Roy Carroll was backing out of a plan to build a hotel near the city’s $35 million downtown baseball stadium, which is set to open this spring. Mayor Jay Wagner tells the Enterprise: “Obviously, we would love for Roy…
    Sam Hieb, January 21, 2019
  • Charlotte Observer gets new affordable housing reporter. For half price.

    Years ago my wonderful father-in-law urged me not to go into the journalism business. There’s no money in it, he said. He had a friend in the publishing business who said he had so money people willing to write for free—even some people who were willing to pay him to…
    Sam Hieb, January 17, 2019
  • High-powered developer pulls out of High Point stadium hotel project

    Greensboro developer Roy Carroll has announced he is pulling out of a proposed hotel project near High Point’s $35 million taxpayer-funded downtown baseball stadium. In a statement, Carroll said: “The Carroll Companies will not be moving forward with the development of the downtown High Point hotel. After more…
    Sam Hieb, January 15, 2019