Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 7)

  • Some needed historical perspective on NC gov’t

    From Rhino editor John Hammer, who focuses on two of the six proposed amendments to the N.C. constitution—the ones that ostensibly “represent an attempt by the Republican legislature to usurp power from the Democratic governor…” Bottom line, according to Hammer—“so even if the constitutional amendments pass, Gov. Roy Cooper…
    Sam Hieb, October 25, 2018
  • Star power in ad for victims rights constitutional amendment

    None other than Kelsey Grammer—of ‘Cheers’ and ‘Frasier’ fame (and most recently in the Amazon series ‘The Last Tycoon’) speaks out in favor of the proposed N.C. victims’ rights constitutional amendment. Watch the ad below–Grammer explains his very personal reasons for supporting the amendment.
    Sam Hieb, October 22, 2018
  • Greensboro council ponders regulating scooters

    On the heels of JLF colleague Jon Sanders’ thoughtful post on the scooter situation cities are confronted with these days comes news that the Greensboro City Council is considering regulating scooters downtown: City staff members told them that the Bird scooter company in August dropped off 100 scooters…
    Sam Hieb, October 17, 2018
  • Congressional District 13 race heats up

    You had to wonder when this was going down. The political action committee America First Action runs an ad* (see below) going after Democrat Kathy Manning –who is challenging incumbent Rep. Ted Budd for the 13th Congressional District seat—over the $30 million…
    Sam Hieb, October 17, 2018
  • Winston-Salem seeks charter change to fill council vacancies

    Faced with the possibility that three council seats would be open after the November election, the Winston-Salem City Council voted on Monday to ask the General Assembly to approve changes to the city’s charter that would allow for a special election—preceded by a special primary—to fill seats with more…
    Sam Hieb, October 16, 2018
  • Meanwhile in High Point: City vs. visitors bureau over stadium funds

    As construction continues on High Point’s taxpayer-funded downtown stadium— with April 2019 as the opening date—the High Point Enterprise reports on the “spat” between city officials and the Convention and Visitors Bureau over the CVB’s “very generous unsolicited gift to the City of $250,000 per year for 20…
    Sam Hieb, October 15, 2018
  • Charlotte’s plan to lure bus riders back

    For starters, here’s the problem the Charlotte Area Transit System faces: CATS is contending with the same nationwide decline in ridership that’s hit transit systems from the New York City subway and the Washington Metro to the San Francisco bus and train systems. Officials have cited low gas prices,…
    Sam Hieb, October 12, 2018
  • Guilford County commissioners put brakes on $17m jail project

    For starters, readers here in Greensboro have to turn to the weekly Rhino Times to get any information on Guilford County government because the daily News & Record has simply ceded coverage. So we read in today’s Rhino that the county’s Board of Commissioners has put the brakes on…
    Sam Hieb, October 11, 2018