Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 7)

  • Another megasite…..

    In Person County: Person, which is north of Durham County and borders Virginia, has the fifth megasite in North Carolina. The sites are designated by the state because they have enough acreage, potential workers and access to roads and utilities to attract big industrial companies. The 1,394-acre site puts…
    Sam Hieb, January 30, 2018
  • “Scheme Participants” in Greensboro’s $30m downtown parking deck case

    Yesterday a Guilford County Superior Court judge heard arguments in the lawsuit filed against the City of Greensboro by a downtown club owner for an injunction to stop the city from building a $30 million parking deck to service a new Westin Hotel at the Elm Street…
    Sam Hieb, January 30, 2018
  • ‘Mortgage on a $35 million stadium’

    Plans for High Point’s $35 million downtown baseball stadium are in full throttle, especially now since the city had a successful bond offering: High Point Assistant City Manager Randy Hemann said the stadium project is now speeding along and the city has the money it needs to complete it.
    Sam Hieb, January 29, 2018
  • Beware Amazon–from an informed source

    Interesting News & Observer op-ed from former N&O columnist Nicole Brodeur, who now makes her living in Seattle, where Amazon’s “urban campus” employs 40,000 people. Should Raleigh land Amazon’s HQ2, capital city residents best be prepared to take the bad with the good, Brodeur warns: Since Amazon went from…
    Sam Hieb, January 25, 2018
  • Piedmont Triad International Airport keeps its name—for now

    Greensboro News & Record reports the Piedmont Triad International Airport Authority voted temporarily shelve the new name—Central North Carolina International Airport—until a study has been completed with adequate public input. The decision comes after considerable public outcry over the new name: Kevin Baker, PTI’s executive director, said after…
    Sam Hieb, January 24, 2018
  • Amazon snub hits Charlotte hard….

    Amazon’s HQ2 has Charlotte doing all kinds of navel gazing, via the Uptown Paper of Record: One intangible that may have hurt Charlotte is that it’s not seen as hip as places such as Nashville and Austin, said Leary, the Crescent executive. “Charlotte needs to work on its cool…
    Sam Hieb, January 22, 2018
  • A question for N&R columnist about our ‘vital infrastructure’

    ….News & Record columnist Susan Ladd says in today’s paper “it’s time for the grown-ups to craft a rational immigration policy. We all know whom Ms. Ladd thinks the grown-ups are, and it ain’t Republicans or President Trump. I’ll leave aside the immigration issue to point out this…
    Sam Hieb, January 19, 2018
  • Shooting on MLK Drive on MLK Day

    Greensboro Police Department news release: Greensboro Police Officers are currently investigating a reported shooting in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Guilford Metro 911 received a report of drive-by shooting at 2:33pm. The victim of the shooting was transported to Cone Hospital via private vehicle before police…
    Sam Hieb, January 16, 2018