Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 6)

  • Forsyth County voters reject 1/4-cent sales tax hike

    Winston-Salem Journal reports: Forsyth County voters delivered an overwhelming “no” Tuesday to a quarter-cent increase in the county sales-and-use tax rate to pay for new courthouse facilities and provide leftover money for the local school system. There were 88,765 votes, or 68 percent, against the sales tax increase, compared…
    Sam Hieb, November 8, 2018
  • Major upset in Guilford County sheriff’s election

    In the Guilford County sheriff’s race, challenger Danny Rogers defeated defeated 24-year incumbent Sheriff B.J. Barnes with 52 percent of the vote. According to the Greensboro News & Record: Rogers worked as a Guilford County jail guard in 1986 before taking a job at the High Point Police…
    Sam Hieb, November 7, 2018
  • In case you haven’t heard…Britain’s NIH is a disaster

    Forbes headline: U.K.’s Healthcare Horror Stories Ought To Curb Dems’ Enthusiasm for Single-Payer From the text: More than one in five British cancer patients waits longer than two months to begin treatment after receiving a referral from a general practitioner. In Scotland, fewer than 80 percent of patients receive…
    Sam Hieb, November 5, 2018
  • More media disappearing acts….

    Word spread on social media…… I've got some horrible news, our publisher Charles Womack waited until we went to print today then shut down the whole paper after 31 years just like that. Everyone out of work. No severance. No nothing. It's been real. —…
    Sam Hieb, November 2, 2018
  • Another N&R writer goes enters the witness protection program

    Just last night I was watching an episode of my favorite TV program “The Sopranos,” and in one scene the dialogue centered around characters who had (wink wink) entered the witness protection program. Sometimes I feel as though some of my favorite (wink wink) Greensboro News & Record columnists…
    Sam Hieb, November 1, 2018
  • Organized support for Forsyth County 1/4-cent sales tax hike

    Voters on Tuesday will decide whether or not to approve a 1/4-cent sales tax hike in Forsyth County. If approved, funds from the sales tax hike would toward retiring the debt on the new $120 million county courts house, with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools receiving 40 percent of excess funds.
    Sam Hieb, October 31, 2018
  • 2018 midterms–‘The future of western Democracy is at stake.’

    So said a panelist at last night’s News & Observer “Community Voices” forum at the N.C. Museum of History: “The future of western Democracy is at stake,” said David McLennan, political science professor at Meredith College. He claimed…
    Sam Hieb, October 30, 2018
  • Charlotte Observer reluctantly endorses $223m in city bond referendums

    In today’s lead editorial the Charlotte Observer reluctantly endorses $223 million in bond referendums on the November ballot. One is for $50 million toward affordable housing: Let’s tackle the trickiest one first. The City Council is asking voters to authorize $50 million for investments in affordable housing through the…
    Sam Hieb, October 26, 2018