Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 7)

  • The Californication of North Carolina

    I noted a couple of stories about a panel at Guilford College held by members of the California Citizens Redistricting Commission addressing North Carolina’s gerrymandering and how it can be fixed. As the Winston-Salem Journal put it, the committee was “in town to spread a gospel of fairness…
    Sam Hieb, May 14, 2019
  • Greensboro’s famous ‘Hoarders’ house involved in zoning dispute

    Perhaps you saw the infamous the “Sandra” episode of the A&E program “Hoarders.” For those who have not, a quick recap—interior designer Sandra Cowart owned the famous Julian Price mansion here in Greensboro’s tony Fisher Park neighborhood (full disclosure—I live around the block) for years, but she fell behind…
    Sam Hieb, May 10, 2019
  • Orange County school board controversy –to say the least

    Misogyny. Racism. Conflicts of interest. Power grabs. What am describing? Just a local school board. At its meeting earlier this week, the Orange County Board of Education abruptly reorganized itself, voting 4-3–along gender lines– to replace board chair Brenda Stephens, who only had three meetings left in her…
    Sam Hieb, May 9, 2019
  • Dixie Classic Fair name change hearing gets heated

    There was considerable tension at last night’s public hearing on changing the name of Winston-Salem’s Dixie Classic Fair. That’s right–some in the W-S community say the name “Dixie” evokes the evils of slavery and the Confederacy: A local minister was loudly booed as he talked about the reasons…
    Sam Hieb, May 8, 2019
  • Re: How big was the teachers rally?

    For starters, I saw an aerial photo of teachers marching toward the Legislative Building during the May 1 North Carolina Association of Educators rally that was captioned “A Sea of Red.” Honestly I was surprised–the street did not look like it was packed shoulder-to-shoulder with red T-shirts. But that’s just…
    Sam Hieb, May 6, 2019
  • N.C. Electoral College debate

    No doubt the debate over the Electoral College will continue as the 2020 presidential campaign carries on, with–you guessed it–Democratic hopefuls continuing to call for scrapping it going with exclusively with the national popular vote. How North Carolina factors into the Electoral College was debated over the weekend, with–you guessed…
    Sam Hieb, May 2, 2019
  • George Will plugs Uncle Joe

    It’s certainly no secret that famed conservative columnist George Will has been suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) for over two years now. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that he would immediately hitch his wagon to Crazy Uncle Joe Biden, who just officially announced his…
    Sam Hieb, May 2, 2019
  • Interesting N&R editorial on teacher walkout

    It’s certainly no surprise that the Greensboro News & Record would support tomorrow’s teacher walkout and protest in Raleigh. But read the editorial closely, and you’ll notice the N&R uses some interesting language, almost as if they’re straining to logically support a walkout that is costing students a day’s…
    Sam Hieb, April 30, 2019