Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 4)

  • More thoughts on the Electoral College….

    Earlier, JLF’s Mitch Kokai shared a thoughtful essay on the Electoral College. It was thoughtful because it gave MSNBC’s Chris Hayes the benefit of the doubt. (Hayes is not a fan of the Electoral College, if you could guess.) In today’s Greensboro News & Record, we have another…
    Sam Hieb, September 5, 2019
  • High Point’s electricity debt

    WFDD passes along this High Point Enterprise story on HP’s still-massive $170 million electric debt 40 years after buying into the Catawba Nuclear Station. The hook is electric rates will drop on Oct. 1, and while that’s good news for customers in the short-term, the bigger picture…
    Sam Hieb, September 4, 2019
  • Charlotte’s $400m mother of all transit-oriented development

    Charlotte Area Transit Authority has selected two firms “to begin discussions over the redevelopment of the Charlotte Transportation Center, potentially a nearly $400 million project.” More details here. Note this is not just a transportation center; plans call for a a 20-story office building, a tower with 22…
    Sam Hieb, August 29, 2019
  • Perfect illustration of liberal hypocrisy over liberal hypocrisy

    Appearing in today’s Winston-Salem Journal, Kate Cohen of the Washington Post perfectly illustrates the corner liberals have painted themselves into on climate change, especially in the wake of news that the wonderful Obamas have purchased a Martha’s Vineyard mansion that–in theory– will be underwater in 10 years. (Why…
    Sam Hieb, August 28, 2019
  • RIP Harvey Davis…

    And who is Harvey Davis, you might ask? Just a hard-working guy standing in the way of fantasies on the part of city planners and politicians about how people should travel instead how they actually travel* I wrote about Davis’ battle with the City of Winston-Salem back in…
    Sam Hieb, August 27, 2019
  • Kamala Harris does North Carolina

    Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris made two appearances in North Carolina over the weekend, one in Greensboro, the other in Durham. According to the News & Record, Harris told the estimated crowd of 1300 at Smith High School: “On Day 1, we’re going to repeal that tax bill”…
    Sam Hieb, August 26, 2019
  • Downtown soccer stadium must get in line for Raleigh-Wake tourism bucks

    A lot going on here between the City of Raleigh and Wake County regarding allocation of tourism dollars funded by hotel-motel taxes. More about that later, but the bottom line is the proposed soccer stadium south of downtown has to get in line with the Marbles Kids Museum and…
    Sam Hieb, August 22, 2019
  • Your Greensboro Downtown Greenway update

    Rhino Times editor John Hammer has an update on “what must be Greensboro’s longest running project”—the Downtown Greenway: The current projection on the Downtown Greenway is that it will be completed in 2020 at a cost of $40 million. The Downtown Greenway is an extra wide four-mile long sidewalk…
    Sam Hieb, August 21, 2019