Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 7)

  • Charlotte council to vote on RNC today

    The Charlotte City Council will meet at 2pm today to debate and vote on whether or not to host the 2020 Republican National Convention: Under a contract between the RNC, the host committee, the city, Mecklenburg County and the CRVA, according to the summary, the city would provide police,…
    Sam Hieb, July 16, 2018
  • NPR looks at Charlotte’s public housing work requirement

    It’s always fun when a national news organization parachutes into a North Carolina city to take a look around. Today—in light of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s public housing rent reform proposal—NPR holds up the Charlotte Housing Authority’s work requirement as an example: When Housing and Urban…
    Sam Hieb, July 12, 2018
  • Judge Kavanaugh, Judge Napolitano, Ken Starr and Vince Foster

    Let’s start with the local angle—in a News & Observer op-ed, veteran newspaperman Edwin Yoder Jr. says Democrats should dig into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s role in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton: Kavanaugh is said to have been deeply involved in that partisan farce, as the right-hand…
    Sam Hieb, July 11, 2018
  • Four N.C. cities make top 10 best driving list

    This has go to be the kind of news that drives—(get it?) mass transit advocates crazy—four N.C. cities made the top 10 in in WalletHub’s list of best cities for driving. Raleigh topped the list, followed by Greensboro at No. 4, Winston-Salem at No. 6 and Durham at…
    Sam Hieb, July 10, 2018
  • Will Panthers try to keep up with ‘cruise ship’ stadiums?

    For starters, I recently took a trip up to Minneapolis and got a look at U.S. Bank Stadium and it does look like a big cruise ship. So it’s the home of the NFL Vikings by which the Charlotte Observer holds up as an example when discussing whether or not…
    Sam Hieb, July 6, 2018
  • History of Winston-Salem’s infamous Hawthorne Curve

    Like Winston-Salem Journal columnist Scott Sexton, I’ve had my share of white-knuckle drives around the city’s infamous Hawthorne Curve, where Business I-40 runs—roller-coaster style– right along the city’s skyline. And let me tell you it’s really fun when the downtown exits are backed out. Sexton describes his first…
    Sam Hieb, July 5, 2018
  • Charlotte’s recycling program is broken…..

    In my mind, the bigger issue is not the fact that Charlotte’ recycling program is broken but who is recognizing that fact: At Mecklenburg County’s recycling facility off North Graham Street, the situation is not as dire, though officials said the economics of recycling are “broken.” The county and…
    Sam Hieb, July 3, 2018
  • Re: Cuts to state Department of Public Instruction

    Forty employees at the state Department of Public Instruction were given layoff notices on Friday as part of a $5.1 million budget cut mandated by state lawmakers. Superintendent Mark Johnson said: “Today, we implemented the budget reductions required by law for the 2018-19 fiscal year,” Johnson said in a…
    Sam Hieb, July 2, 2018