Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 5)

  • Winston-Salem’s Business I-40 now open–early

    As desperate as it all seems sometimes, there are things to make you smile and give you hope. One might be the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl after 50 years (maybe that day will come for Jets fans). The other might be a crucial highway opening early after more…
    Sam Hieb, February 3, 2020
  • Wake County’s $114m bus rapid transit plan

    Wake County’s transit agencies have released their plan for a $115 million bus rapid transit (BRT) plan: New buses and shelters, more park-and-ride lots and new bus transfer stations in North Hills and East Raleigh are among the projects that Wake County’s transit agencies want to tackle in the…
    Sam Hieb, January 30, 2020
  • Guilford County Schools and ‘white science’

    Guilford County Schools has cut ties with a PhD. “professional development presenter” over her controversial tweets. Alt-weekly Triad City Beat broke the story while the Greensboro News & Record follows up. At issue are tweets by Kimya Dennis, who conducted a three-day training on gender discrimination for Guilford…
    Sam Hieb, January 28, 2020
  • N.C. teachers strike–N&O– yes; Charlotte Observer— no

    The McClatchy editorial boards put their heads together to hash out a proposed multi-day teachers strike. It was a split decision—the News & Observer said heck yea teachers should strike while the Charlotte Observer heck no they shouldn’t strike. The N&O’s Ned Barnett says: North Carolina’s public school…
    Sam Hieb, January 27, 2020
  • Sale tax hike + school bond referendum in Guilford County?

    As I’ve posted earlier, Guilford County is considering a huge school bond—perhaps as high as $1 billion—to go on the November ballot. But–always the question–how to pay for it? Rhino Times reports county commissioners are mulling—wait for it—a quarter-cent sales tax hikes to help pay for the school…
    Sam Hieb, January 23, 2020
  • Re: Asheville’s $100m Thomas Wolfe Auditorium renovation

    I have seen a show—Willie Nelson–in Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium—and while the place looks all 1970s from the outside, it seemed like a pretty nice place on the inside. But that was probably 25 years ago. Today, however: Amanda Hall is not one to beat around the flaking ceiling…
    Sam Hieb, January 21, 2020
  • Will Tom Steyer catch on in NC?

    Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer visited Charlotte last week in an attempt to convince voters that he’s the man to take President Trump’s place in 2021. Steyer’s pitch? A billionaire hedge fund manager can really be a “grass roots guy” who can deliver everything to everybody: Steyer, 62, spoke…
    Sam Hieb, January 21, 2020
  • Charlotte-Panthers-MLS $110m saga continues

    There is a lot going on here, but I’ll just jump to the chase–the City of Charlotte is holding firm —so far–on its offer of $110 million to pay for upgrades to Bank of America Stadium to accommodate the city’s recently acquired Major League Soccer franchise. But the…
    Sam Hieb, January 16, 2020