Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 6)

  • Re: Burr’s private comments on coronavirus

    NPR has obtained a secret recording of Sen. Richard Burr–who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee—commenting to a private audience on the dangers of coronvirus. Burr’s comments to the Tar Heel Circle came two weeks before the Trump administration stepped and began taking serious measures to combat…
    Sam Hieb, March 19, 2020
  • Six Winston-Salem council members in self-isolation after possible coronavirus exposure

    Winston-Salem Journal reports six of the eight Winston-Salem City Council members are self-isolating after possible exposure to the coronavirus at a conference in Washington D.C. conference. Mayor Allen Joines is not self-isolating, as he did not attend the National League of Cities conference last week, nor did council members…
    Sam Hieb, March 18, 2020
  • Budd, Bishop vote against coronavirus bill

    Two North Carolina Republican congressmen–Rep. Ted Budd and Rep. Dan Bishop–voted against HR 6201–Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Both representatives explained themselves votes on Facebook:…
    Sam Hieb, March 17, 2020
  • Another cruel coronavirus slap for Greensboro

    I realize cities all around our great country are suffering economic hardship due to coronavirus cancellations, but it seems like my adopted hometown of Greensboro has been hit especially hard. Maybe I’m just being self-centered. I posted earlier this week about the hopes and dreams for Greensboro as it…
    Sam Hieb, March 13, 2020
  • N&O calls for locking fans out of ACC tourney over coronavirus fears

    Update: ACC announces the remainder of the men’s basketball tournament will be closed to spectators. You’ll have to excuse me if I’m a little confused by the Raleigh News & Observer’s sports department this morning. As you probably know, the Greensboro Coliseum is the site for this year’s ACC…
    Sam Hieb, March 11, 2020
  • Meadows’ first duty as Trump’s chief of staff: self-quarantine

    Several news outlets have reported Rep. Mark Meadows-who was just named President Trump’s new chief of staff–will quarantine himself for 14 days after coming into contact with a person at the Conservative Political Action Conference who tested positive for coronavirus. Confirming: Mark Meadows was advised…
    Sam Hieb, March 10, 2020
  • We have not heard the last of Greg Lindberg

    Charlotte Observer reports durham billionaire Greg Lindberg was found guilty of using the promise of millions in campaign money to bribe North Carolina’s insurance commissioner Mike Causey. Note the drama of the Observer’s write-up: The red-haired billionaire left the courtroom by a side aisle, hunched slightly under the strap…
    Sam Hieb, March 6, 2020
  • Huge upset in Republican primary for lieutenant governor

    Greensboro’s Mark Robinson emerged as the victor in the crowded Republican primary race for lieutenant governor. Associated Press reports: First-time candidate Mark Robinson of Greensboro got the most votes and exceeded the 30% threshold needed to win outright and avoid a runoff. Current state Sen. Andy Wells…
    Sam Hieb, March 4, 2020