Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 7)

  • N.C. teachers walkout?

    Interesting column in today’s Greensboro News & Record by Guilford County Association of Educators president Todd Warren. Is it me, or is Warren calling for a teachers’ strike here in North Carolina without coming right out and saying it? Right-to-work laws, collective bargaining restrictions and laws limiting workplace actions…
    Sam Hieb, April 18, 2018
  • North Carolina: “Authoritarianism 2.0”

    Like a lot of things theses days, there are times when I really, really wonder why I still subscribe to the New York Times. I guess I still figure that if I read one article out of the entire Sunday print edition that touches or informs me then it’s worth…
    Sam Hieb, April 16, 2018
  • High Point’s ‘BB&T Point’ downtown stadium

    In case you missed it, earlier this week High Point broke ground on its $36 million downtown baseball stadium, which will bear the name “BB&T Point.” In addition to the stadium, Wednesday’s ceremony was also a celebration of the private development planned for downtown, including an events center, children’s…
    Sam Hieb, April 13, 2018
  • Feds say High Point owes $1.79 million for HUD grant

    City of High Point officials ‘were shocked’ when they received a letter from the U.S. Treasury stating “our records indicate that you owe the U.S. Government $1,794,821.24. You must immediately pay your debt to stop collection action and prevent the addition of more interest, penalties and administrative costs.” At…
    Sam Hieb, April 12, 2018
  • N&R editorial writer misses the point on the Fairness Doctrine

    Interesting column from News & Record editorial writer Steven Doyle on Greensboro resident Mark Robinson, whose passionate defense of the Second Amendment before the (liberal) City Council went viral. Based on his earlier columns, I would infer that Doyle disagrees with Robinson on the issue of guns; but…
    Sam Hieb, April 11, 2018
  • Amazon’s HQ2–‘a culture war worth fighting’

    As you know, Raleigh is on the short list for Amazon’s HQ2. So with that in mind, here’s an interesting column from Seattle columnist and writer Joni Balter. As I started reading the column, I honestly believed Ms. Balter was issuing a warning to city (un)lucky enough to be…
    Sam Hieb, April 9, 2018
  • Greensboro gun debate makes national news

    At its Tuesday night meeting, the Greensboro City Council discussed the upcoming gun show at the Greensboro Coliseum. Mayor Nancy Vaughan had called for the gun show to be cancelled in the wake of Parkland shootings, but soon it became clear that authority to cancel the gun show resided with…
    Sam Hieb, April 6, 2018
  • Lack of affordable housing along Charlotte’s light rail line

    A lot to unpack here in this big Charlotte Observer article on the Queen City’s “missed opportunity” to build affordable housing light rail line. As you can imagine, they don’t want to miss another opportunity when –and if—the Charlotte Area Transit System extends lines to the airport and Lake…
    Sam Hieb, April 3, 2018