Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 5)

  • Questions about Charlotte’s MLS bid

    Technically it’s not Charlotte’s bid for a Major League Soccer franchise; it’s Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper’s bid—the city would just put up $200 million for upgrades to Bank of America Stadium. In today’s editorial, the Uptown Paper of Record asks a few questions: In some ways, it’s…
    Sam Hieb, September 30, 2019
  • Enforcing ‘Save the Earth, Don’t give Birth’

    Interesting letter to the editor in today’s Charlotte Observer, in its entirety below: Can someone explain to the protesting kids that governments never have been, nor ever will be, able to do much of anything to “save the planet”? We have protested for 49 years, ever since the first…
    Sam Hieb, September 26, 2019
  • Asheville’s hotel construction ban

    At last night’s meeting, the Asheville City Council unanimously voted to ban new hotel construction for up to a year. According to the Citizen-Times, the decision “follows years of concerns voiced by residents over the negative impacts of the $2 billion tourism and the hotel industry.” The Citizen-Times…
    Sam Hieb, September 25, 2019
  • Panthers owner to ask Charlotte for $215m in BofA Stadium upgrades

    Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper may ask the City of Charlotte for up to $215 million toward Bank of America Stadium renovations in hopes of luring a Major League Soccer franchise: Council members were told Tepper would contribute over $400 million in franchise fees, team salaries…
    Sam Hieb, September 25, 2019
  • N&O coverage of RBG in Raleigh

    News & Observer headline of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s appearance in Raleigh: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says politicization of court is a trend that should stop That’s something we should all be able to agree on, right? But note the example the N&O holds up: Her comments…
    Sam Hieb, September 24, 2019
  • Greensboro’s new ‘chief creative economy officer’

    ….At an annual salary of $100,694. There, that’s out of the way. News & Record reports the hiring of Ryan Deal as the City of Greensboro’s first chief creative economy officer to oversee the newly-established Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs: “This will be the needle and thread…
    Sam Hieb, September 24, 2019
  • Who cares what Paul Krugman thinks of NC? The Winston-Salem Journal.

    In today’s lead editorial, the Winston-Salem Journal beats the proverbial dead horse once again: North Carolina’s “battered image.” Most recently, there were the shenanigans by state House Speaker Tim Moore, a Republican, to time a vote on overriding Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the GOP-drafted state budget…
    Sam Hieb, September 23, 2019
  • Cornelius’ uphill battle to break away from CMS

    Earlier this year education news here in the Triad was High Point Mayor Jay Wagner’s suggestion that HP break away from Guilford County Schools and form its own municipal school system—a suggestion that was met with considerable opposition. Besides–how would that actually work? Down I-85, the Town of Cornelius…
    Sam Hieb, September 19, 2019