Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 3)

  • More media disappearing acts….

    Word spread on social media…… I've got some horrible news, our publisher Charles Womack waited until we went to print today then shut down the whole paper after 31 years just like that. Everyone out of work. No severance. No nothing. It's been real. —…
    Sam Hieb, November 2, 2018
  • Another N&R writer goes enters the witness protection program

    Just last night I was watching an episode of my favorite TV program “The Sopranos,” and in one scene the dialogue centered around characters who had (wink wink) entered the witness protection program. Sometimes I feel as though some of my favorite (wink wink) Greensboro News & Record columnists…
    Sam Hieb, November 1, 2018
  • Organized support for Forsyth County 1/4-cent sales tax hike

    Voters on Tuesday will decide whether or not to approve a 1/4-cent sales tax hike in Forsyth County. If approved, funds from the sales tax hike would toward retiring the debt on the new $120 million county courts house, with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools receiving 40 percent of excess funds.
    Sam Hieb, October 31, 2018
  • 2018 midterms–‘The future of western Democracy is at stake.’

    So said a panelist at last night’s News & Observer “Community Voices” forum at the N.C. Museum of History: “The future of western Democracy is at stake,” said David McLennan, political science professor at Meredith College. He claimed…
    Sam Hieb, October 30, 2018
  • Charlotte Observer reluctantly endorses $223m in city bond referendums

    In today’s lead editorial the Charlotte Observer reluctantly endorses $223 million in bond referendums on the November ballot. One is for $50 million toward affordable housing: Let’s tackle the trickiest one first. The City Council is asking voters to authorize $50 million for investments in affordable housing through the…
    Sam Hieb, October 26, 2018
  • NC tax cap amendment part of national anti-tax midterm trend

    North Carolina’s proposed constitutional amendment to lower the cap on income taxes in this Bloomberg article on the efforts by many states to lower taxes via measures on the November midterm ballot. In North Carolina, the measure to lower the constitutional cap on the personal income-tax rate to…
    Sam Hieb, October 25, 2018
  • Some needed historical perspective on NC gov’t

    From Rhino editor John Hammer, who focuses on two of the six proposed amendments to the N.C. constitution—the ones that ostensibly “represent an attempt by the Republican legislature to usurp power from the Democratic governor…” Bottom line, according to Hammer—“so even if the constitutional amendments pass, Gov. Roy Cooper…
    Sam Hieb, October 25, 2018
  • Star power in ad for victims rights constitutional amendment

    None other than Kelsey Grammer—of ‘Cheers’ and ‘Frasier’ fame (and most recently in the Amazon series ‘The Last Tycoon’) speaks out in favor of the proposed N.C. victims’ rights constitutional amendment. Watch the ad below–Grammer explains his very personal reasons for supporting the amendment.
    Sam Hieb, October 22, 2018