Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 5)

  • 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
  • 9th Congressional District race still in limbo over absentee ballot “unfortunate activities””

    Charlotte Observer reports the 9th District Congressional race–where Republican Mark Harris beat Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes. However, the state board of elections has refused to certify the results based on alleged absentee ballot irregularities: “I’m very familiar with unfortunate activities that have been happening down in my…
    Sam Hieb, November 29, 2018
  • Is Winston-Salem more Austin or Florida?

    Winston-Salem Journal columnist Scott Sexton ponders that question in light of recent controversy of Bird scooters zipping along city streets. Put another way—is W-S a “a town of Bird scooters or early-bird specials?” Anyone else remember the kerfuffle when empty-nesters started flocking downtown to live and discovered that bars…
    Sam Hieb, November 27, 2018
  • Greensboro adopts rules on scooters

    From the City of Greensboro website: The City Council adopted new rules regulating the use of standup electric scooters tonight. The new ordinances include rules for how riders should act as well as regulations for scooter-share businesses. Residents who use standup electric scooters, including rental scooters from businesses…
    Sam Hieb, November 21, 2018
  • Greensboro’s $30 million downtown parking deck stalls

    Construction on Greensboro’s proposed $30 million parking deck —which became a campaign issue in the hotly contested 13th District Congressional race, has stalled. Rhino Times editor John Hammer writes: Last April, when the city settled a lawsuit with Rocky Scarfone and other property owners on South Elm Street…
    Sam Hieb, November 19, 2018
  • Greensboro’s Rhino Times discontinues print edition

    Rhino Times publisher Roy Carroll announces that today’s print edition will be the last: When I purchased the assets of The Rhinoceros Times, my main goal was to keep this relevant news in the hands of our readers. In order to reach my goal, I felt like the paper…
    Sam Hieb, November 15, 2018
  • NOW we’ll know what Charlotte bid for Amazon HQ2

    Now that we know Amazon will not be placing its HQ2 in North Carolina, Charlotte–which was one of the bidders—says—since the city “values open government”—-will release the public records related to the bid for Amazon HQ2. City officials said they will release the records “as soon as practicable, and…
    Sam Hieb, November 14, 2018
  • NC political trends–urban, rural and suburban

    Sorting out what last week’s election means–especially since North Carolina Republicans lost their General Assembly supermajority. In the N&O, Colin Campbell argues the urban-rural divide grew wider: North Carolina’s urban-rural divide became a chasm in this month’s election — at least in the state legislature. Republicans suffered…
    Sam Hieb, November 12, 2018