Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 7)

  • Charlotte will allow more scooters—with more rules

    Charlotte Observer reports the city will allow more electric scooters on its streets but with “rules to cap speeds, ban sidewalk riding from a big chunk of uptown and charge scooter rental companies a new fee.” The proposed rules, which the City Council could vote on as soon as…
    Sam Hieb, January 8, 2019
  • Guilford County Schools $1 billion bond in 2020?

    If you think the 2020 election won’t be a big enough hoot, the only thing that could make it a bigger hoot—at least here in Greensboro—would be if a $1 billion bond for Guilford County Schools were on the ballot. The Rhino Times’ Scott Yost probes that possibility: Before…
    Sam Hieb, January 4, 2019
  • Traffic circle debate–in Oak Ridge

    It should be noted from the start that Oak Ridge-is a town of 7,000 people. On the flip side—it is a growing Greensboro suburb and —as the Rhino Times points out– “heavily visited retail areas in town have gotten more crowded over the years and some type of road…
    Sam Hieb, December 31, 2018
  • New McCrae Dowless sighting–this time in Columbus County

    News & Observer reports on yet another absentee ballot controversy, this one involving the sheriff’s race in Columbus County. As it stands now, Republican challenger Jody Greene defeated Democrat incumbent Sheriff Lewis Hatcher by fewer than 40 votes.Greene has been sworn in as the new sheriff, but the board…
    Sam Hieb, December 21, 2018
  • Greensboro council hires contractor for $22m downtown parking deck

    At last night’s meeting, the Greensboro City Council hired the construction manager-at-risk for the $22 million parking deck at the corner of Eugene and Bellmeade streets—one of two downtown parking decks the city is funding: The council voted 9-0 to appoint a construction-management company to work out a plan…
    Sam Hieb, December 19, 2018
  • Mark Harris’ WBTV interview

    In case you missed it—or in case you’ve heard about and have not watched the full 15-minute interview with embattled 9th Congressional District candidate Mark Harris –here it is. Watch and draw your own conclusions.
    Sam Hieb, December 17, 2018
  • $4 million (more) to widen U.S. 70 for Publix

    Greensboro News & Recordreports the Greensboro-area Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to “boost the budget” by $4 million to widen U.S. 70 in guilford County to accommodate a planned Publix distribution center: Among other benefits, the 1.2-mile highway project will help serve the Publix development, said Mike Mills, a division…
    Sam Hieb, December 13, 2018
  • Fox News gives Crazy Bernie equal time

    Sorry our liberal friends missed ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ last night. Baier conducts a seven-minute interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders on various subjects, including Saudi Arabia’s role in the Yemen war and the potential government shutdown. So much for Fox News being a mouthpiece for the Trump administration.
    Sam Hieb, December 13, 2018