Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 6)

  • Confederate monument perspective from the late great Krauthammer

    One my birthday presents was The Point of It All–a collection of columns by the late great political commentator Charles Krauthammer. Incredible to read Krauthammer’s opinion on matters that are pertinent today, only to realize that he had written the column in the mid-’80s or early ’90s. But one…
    Sam Hieb, January 23, 2019
  • Melissa Harris-Perry MLK Day sighting

    Seems to me former MSNBC host and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry has been out of the spotlight for a while now. Just in case you’ve missed her, however, she was the speaker at the 39th Annual MLK Noon Hour Commemoration at Union Baptist Church in Winston-Salem. While…
    Sam Hieb, January 22, 2019
  • High Point mayor still confident about stadium master plan…

    …In spite of last week’s report that Greensboro developer Roy Carroll was backing out of a plan to build a hotel near the city’s $35 million downtown baseball stadium, which is set to open this spring. Mayor Jay Wagner tells the Enterprise: “Obviously, we would love for Roy…
    Sam Hieb, January 21, 2019
  • Charlotte Observer gets new affordable housing reporter. For half price.

    Years ago my wonderful father-in-law urged me not to go into the journalism business. There’s no money in it, he said. He had a friend in the publishing business who said he had so money people willing to write for free—even some people who were willing to pay him to…
    Sam Hieb, January 17, 2019
  • High-powered developer pulls out of High Point stadium hotel project

    Greensboro developer Roy Carroll has announced he is pulling out of a proposed hotel project near High Point’s $35 million taxpayer-funded downtown baseball stadium. In a statement, Carroll said: “The Carroll Companies will not be moving forward with the development of the downtown High Point hotel. After more…
    Sam Hieb, January 15, 2019
  • Charlotte greenway comes up $77 million short. Council members are stunned….

    Outraged…..embarrassed…disappointed. Charlotte Observer reports the city’s Cross Charlotte Trail—a 26-mile pedestrian and bicycle trail from Pineville to UNC Charlotte—has a $77 million funding gap: Now, the plan’s future is murky, with no clear source of funding to close the gap and no consensus on City Council about whether to…
    Sam Hieb, January 11, 2019
  • W-S property owner calls for removal of Confederate statue

    In case you’ve missed, there has been yet another controversy brewing over a Confederate statue, this one in Winston-Salem. On Dec. 31, the city–represented by Mayor Allen Joines, called for the removal of a downtown statue owned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, citing “concerns over confrontation and violence”…
    Sam Hieb, January 10, 2019
  • Greensboro ‘food desert rescuer’ closes its doors

    The Renaissance Community Cooperative—which received generous help from local government and nonprofit groups to help to alleviate the ‘food desert’ that is supposedly northeast Greensboro—announced it will close on January 25th: The city spent a decade trying to lure a grocer to that area, which had been without one…
    Sam Hieb, January 10, 2019