Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 2)

  • Re: Trump threatens to pull RNC out of Charlotte

    Well, reporters out there had their Memorial Day plans dashed with President Trump’s tweets threatening to move the Republican National Convention from Charlotte if Gov. Roy Cooper failed to guarantee “full attendance.” Here’s the latest from the president–a mere 18 hours—in response to calls to move the convention…
    Sam Hieb, May 26, 2020
  • Guilford County school bond trimmed to $300m

    At last night’s contentious meeting, the Guilford Board of Commissioners approved a $300 million school bond that would go on the November ballot. The school system and liberal members of the county commission were hoping for a $1.6 billion bond to go before voters. The debate grew testy.
    Sam Hieb, May 22, 2020
  • Post-pandemic transportation

    What will the world be like when we finally conquer the coronavirus? The major factor in the post-pandemic world will be transportation–how will we get where we need to go once some state of normalcy is established? Today we have somewhat different views of post-pandemic transportation. Let’s start with…
    Sam Hieb, May 21, 2020
  • Winston-Salem mayor, city council plea for federal assistance

    In a Winston-Salem Journal op-ed, Mayor Allen Joines and the City Council plea for federal funds to help the city get through the coronavirus pandemic: In March, the federal government passed the first of three and a half packages of coronavirus relief legislation. While the aid and assistance have…
    Sam Hieb, May 20, 2020
  • RNC in Charlotte (?) cont.

    By now we’re less than 100 days from the scheduled Republican National Convention in Charlotte, and while there’s still doubt about what form the convention will take, the Observer plays up the “lifeline” angle: the RNC could be the “upturn” the city’s restaurant and hospitality industry is desperately seeking:…
    Sam Hieb, May 18, 2020
  • Winston-Salem Journal’s ‘correction’

    Winston-Salem Journal issues a correction to a previous editorial on the new postmaster general (emphasis mine) Yesterday’s editorial stated that new postmaster general Louis DeJay was selected and appointed by President Trump. He was selected and appointed by the postal service’s board of governors. Honestly an easy mistake, given…
    Sam Hieb, May 14, 2020
  • Despite coronavirus, Charlotte’s big dreams forge ahead

    It’s not all full-blown coronavirus news–at least not in the Queen City. Despite the fact that public transportation is a coronavirus transmitting urban parasite, Charlotte is pressing ahead with a $42 million Blue Line extension to the Ballantyne section of the city: Three potential light rail…
    Sam Hieb, May 14, 2020
  • The question lingers—Will Charlotte host RNC?

    Every day there is uncertainty about coronavirus and its impact on the economy is a day closer to the scheduled Republican National Convention in Charlotte. But NYT reports even Republican lawmakers are becoming uneasy: President Trump has made clear that he wants a traditional political convention in Charlotte, N.C.,…
    Sam Hieb, May 12, 2020