Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 4)

  • Greensboro council hires contractor for $22m downtown parking deck

    At last night’s meeting, the Greensboro City Council hired the construction manager-at-risk for the $22 million parking deck at the corner of Eugene and Bellmeade streets—one of two downtown parking decks the city is funding: The council voted 9-0 to appoint a construction-management company to work out a plan…
    Sam Hieb, December 19, 2018
  • Mark Harris’ WBTV interview

    In case you missed it—or in case you’ve heard about and have not watched the full 15-minute interview with embattled 9th Congressional District candidate Mark Harris –here it is. Watch and draw your own conclusions.
    Sam Hieb, December 17, 2018
  • $4 million (more) to widen U.S. 70 for Publix

    Greensboro News & Recordreports the Greensboro-area Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to “boost the budget” by $4 million to widen U.S. 70 in guilford County to accommodate a planned Publix distribution center: Among other benefits, the 1.2-mile highway project will help serve the Publix development, said Mike Mills, a division…
    Sam Hieb, December 13, 2018
  • Fox News gives Crazy Bernie equal time

    Sorry our liberal friends missed ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ last night. Baier conducts a seven-minute interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders on various subjects, including Saudi Arabia’s role in the Yemen war and the potential government shutdown. So much for Fox News being a mouthpiece for the Trump administration.
    Sam Hieb, December 13, 2018
  • Charlotte Observer calls for total redo of 9th District Congressional race

    A new election between Republican mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready in the disputed 9th District Congressional race would not be just, says the Charlotte Observer. There should be a complete redo–meaning another primary open to all candidates, including–you guessed it–lame-duck Rep. Robert Pittenger, whom Harris defeated in the…
    Sam Hieb, December 10, 2018
  • Forsyth County spending spree

    Mind you in the November election voters rejected a 1/4-cent sales tax hike to pay for a new Forsyth County courthouse. The courthouse project is still a go, but now county commissioners have to figure out how to pay for the proposed $15.5 million parking deck that…
    Sam Hieb, December 6, 2018
  • NC elections board chair resigns over anti-Trump tweets

    Washington Post reports— and the News & Observer follows up— that N.C. Board of Elections chairman Andy Penry has resigned in the wake of controversial social media posts criticizing President Trump and other prominent Republicans. Penry’s resignation also comes in the middle of allegations of absentee voting…
    Sam Hieb, December 3, 2018
  • New Guilford County sheriff’s controversial dismissals

    There a new sheriff in Guilford County–or at least there will be on Monday–and he’s coming in with a bang—Sheriff-elect Danny Rogers has–as the Rhino Times outs it—fired a slew of officers— and the county commission chairman is not happy: Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Alan…
    Sam Hieb, November 30, 2018