Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 4)

  • Dixie Classic Fair name change hearing gets heated

    There was considerable tension at last night’s public hearing on changing the name of Winston-Salem’s Dixie Classic Fair. That’s right–some in the W-S community say the name “Dixie” evokes the evils of slavery and the Confederacy: A local minister was loudly booed as he talked about the reasons…
    Sam Hieb, May 8, 2019
  • Re: How big was the teachers rally?

    For starters, I saw an aerial photo of teachers marching toward the Legislative Building during the May 1 North Carolina Association of Educators rally that was captioned “A Sea of Red.” Honestly I was surprised–the street did not look like it was packed shoulder-to-shoulder with red T-shirts. But that’s just…
    Sam Hieb, May 6, 2019
  • N.C. Electoral College debate

    No doubt the debate over the Electoral College will continue as the 2020 presidential campaign carries on, with–you guessed it–Democratic hopefuls continuing to call for scrapping it going with exclusively with the national popular vote. How North Carolina factors into the Electoral College was debated over the weekend, with–you guessed…
    Sam Hieb, May 2, 2019
  • George Will plugs Uncle Joe

    It’s certainly no secret that famed conservative columnist George Will has been suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) for over two years now. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that he would immediately hitch his wagon to Crazy Uncle Joe Biden, who just officially announced his…
    Sam Hieb, May 2, 2019
  • Interesting N&R editorial on teacher walkout

    It’s certainly no surprise that the Greensboro News & Record would support tomorrow’s teacher walkout and protest in Raleigh. But read the editorial closely, and you’ll notice the N&R uses some interesting language, almost as if they’re straining to logically support a walkout that is costing students a day’s…
    Sam Hieb, April 30, 2019
  • Your $30 million downtown Greensboro parking deck update

    It’s been a while since we’ve heard news about Greensboro’s $30 million downtown parking deck that would be attached to a proposed Westin Hotel. All I know is I drive by the site pretty much every day…
    Sam Hieb, April 29, 2019
  • Dixie Classic Fair name change controversy

    Winston-Salem’s Dixie Classic Fair will no longer go by that name, the City Council and Mayor Allen Joines have unilaterally decided: City officials say the question is no longer whether to drop the word Dixie from the name of the Dixie Classic Fair, but what the new name will…
    Sam Hieb, April 25, 2019
  • And the loser is–drumroll please—Charlotte Area Transit System

    Antiplanner posts his list of the nations’ worst transit agencies: Applying these four criteria to the transit agencies that carry more than 20 million riders a year, the nation’s worst managed transit agency is (drumroll please) — the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). VTA is fifth-worst, with Sacramento, Cleveland,…
    Sam Hieb, April 23, 2019