Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 6)

  • The NBA, China and North Carolina

    Admittedly I did not see the North Carolina connection as the controversy between the NBA and China has evolved. But think about it–first, Rush Limbaugh: he same NBA that told North Carolina to go to hell because they wouldn’t have same sex bathrooms to accommodate transgenders wants to…
    Sam Hieb, October 9, 2019
  • Newsflash–People are moving to North Carolina

    You know what I’m talking about— liberals screaming at the top of their lungs not just about Republicans’ policies–cruel, inhumane, etc.–but about how those polices make North Carolina the laughingstock of the country. Yet that’s never jibed with the reality I know—people are flocking to our fair state:…
    Sam Hieb, October 7, 2019
  • An even closer look at Mecklenburg County’s proposed sales tax hike

    JLF Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies Terry Stoops posted earlier today on Mecklenburg County’s proposed quarter-cent sales tax hike, noting that it’s being promoted as “for the children” even though only 16 percent of the revenue would go to education directly. A closer…
    Sam Hieb, October 4, 2019
  • Re: Raleigh’s “transformational” transit-oriented development

    News & Observer reports Raleigh’s “transformational” 40-story tower near the city’s Union Station will now have more affordable housing than originally proposed. The 40-story tower will be incorporated into the new $111 million Union Station, along with GoTriangle’s RUS Bus station, which will be a hub for the…
    Sam Hieb, October 2, 2019
  • 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