Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 3)

  • Greensboro’s historic ‘Hoarders’ house loses zoning battle

    I wrote earlier this month about the zoning battle involving Greensboro’s historic Julian Price Mansion, which was featured on an episode of the A&E show “Hoarders.” The owners were requesting a special permit from the City of Greensboro to operate a bed an breakfast in the mansion, a request…
    Sam Hieb, May 21, 2019
  • Panthers move to S.C.—a primer on ‘jock taxes’

    Pretty good article in the Charlotte Observer on the impact the Carolina Panthers’ proposed move to South Carolina will have on the players. The bill that would give the Panthers $115 million in tax breaks if the team moves its headquarters and practice facility Rock Hill is expected to…
    Sam Hieb, May 20, 2019
  • Leonard Pitts says Mike Pence’s Liberty University speech was right on…..

    Headline of Leonard Pitts column as it appears in the Greensboro News & Record: Mike Pence was right in his Liberty University speech This I had to read, because I knew the shoe was waiting to drop. Pitts is addressing Vice Mike Pence’s commencement address at Liberty University where…
    Sam Hieb, May 16, 2019
  • Charlotte Observer defends Kim Strach

    In today’s lead editorial, the Charlotte Observer defends former state Board of Elections executive director Kim Strach, who was fired on Monday by the Democrat-majority board: So why did Strach get shown the door? It’s because she is not a Democrat and the Board of Elections…
    Sam Hieb, May 15, 2019
  • Oh the irony–Kavanaugh as liberal swing vote in N.C. gerrymandering case

    By now you’ve probably heard that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh–the (understatement) controversial Trump appointee—sided with the court’s liberal wing in the antitrust case against Apple over the App Store’s pricing. Which got me thinking–how ironic it would be if Kavanaugh was the liberal swing vote in North Carolina’s…
    Sam Hieb, May 14, 2019
  • The Californication of North Carolina

    I noted a couple of stories about a panel at Guilford College held by members of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission addressing North Carolina’s gerrymandering and how it can be fixed. As the Winston-Salem Journal put it, the committee was “in town to spread a gospel of fairness…
    Sam Hieb, May 14, 2019
  • Greensboro’s famous ‘Hoarders’ house involved in zoning dispute

    Perhaps you saw the infamous the “Sandra” episode of the A&E program “Hoarders.” For those who have not, a quick recap—interior designer Sandra Cowart owned the famous Julian Price mansion here in Greensboro’s tony Fisher Park neighborhood (full disclosure—I live around the block) for years, but she fell behind…
    Sam Hieb, May 10, 2019
  • Orange County school board controversy –to say the least

    Misogyny. Racism. Conflicts of interest. Power grabs. What am describing? Just a local school board. At its meeting earlier this week, the Orange County Board of Education abruptly reorganized itself, voting 4-3–along gender lines– to replace board chair Brenda Stephens, who only had three meetings left in her…
    Sam Hieb, May 9, 2019