Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 4)

  • Guilford County Schools busing kids to the polls

    The Facebook page of Greensboro’s flagship high school is making sure to inform everyone that 17-year olds can register and vote in North Carolina’s March 3 “Super Tuesday” primary. And if they need a ride to the polls, apparently they can catch one on a Guilford County…
    Sam Hieb, February 19, 2020
  • Charlotte Observer endorses Cunningham for Senate; mayor endorses Bloomberg for president

    In Friday’s lead editorial, the Charlotte Observer endorsed former state Sen. Cal Cunningham in U.S. Senate Democratic primary: Cunningham offers a wider appeal, a diverse coalition of supporters and the most well-funded Democratic campaign, and he does so without compromising Democratic Party values. His candidacy provides the best opportunity…
    Sam Hieb, February 17, 2020
  • Wake County tourism dollars for another stadium?

    News & Observer reports Cary town leaders want to build an indoor sports stadium: The 150,000 square-foot sports complex could host youth and amateur events and tournaments, and would fulfill a key objective of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitor Bureau’s tourism master plan. Wake County and Raleigh elected…
    Sam Hieb, February 13, 2020
  • McClatchy files for bankruptcy

    McClatchy Co.—publisher of the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer—has filed for bankruptcy: The Chapter 11 filing will allow McClatchy to restructure its debts and, it hopes, shed much of its pension obligations. Under a plan outlined in its filing to a federal bankruptcy court, about 60…
    Sam Hieb, February 13, 2020
  • In wake of bond failure, Mecklenburg commissioners put arts director on hot seat

    Refreshing your memory, last November Mecklenburg County voters rejected a quarter-cent sales tax hike that would support the county’s Arts and Science Council. In light of that setback, what do you do if you’re the ASC director? You go to the Board of Commissioners and ask for a…
    Sam Hieb, February 12, 2020
  • Other cities offer free bus service. Why not Greensboro?

    Rhino Times editor John Hammer writes: The Greensboro City Council is peculiarly susceptible to following through on ideas expressed by speakers at its monthly town hall-type meeting. A new panhandling ordinance was the result of demands made by speakers from the floor. The new city mental health department was…
    Sam Hieb, February 10, 2020
  • Tillis to Pelosi: Two can play this game

    The tweet says it all: Two can play this game, @SpeakerPelosi. Glad to finally put impeachment in the rear view mirror so we can get back to work for the people of North Carolina. — Thom Tillis (@ThomTillis) February 5, 2020…
    Sam Hieb, February 6, 2020
  • Bloomberg’s spending on N.C. political ads squeezes other opponents

    As it stands now, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s decision to skip the Iowa caucuses is looking downright genius given the chaos reigning in the Hawkeye state. But Bloomberg’s decision to skip Iowa and New Hampshire and go for broke on Super Tuesday— when North Carolina will be holding…
    Sam Hieb, February 5, 2020