Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 7)

  • Re: Tillis’ backbone

    I probably don’t need to tell you that the News & Observer is–shall we say—disappointed in Sen. Thom Tillis’ decision to support President Trump’s national emergency declaration after stating in the Washington Post last month that “it is my responsibility to be a steward of the Article I branch,…
    Sam Hieb, March 15, 2019
  • GCS $1.5 billion bond ‘might be trickier than you think’. Let’s hope so.

    Headline for the article by Rhino Times’ Scott Yost: Raising $1.5 Billion Might Be Trickier Than You Think One would hope so. But the tricky part has an unusual twist—reluctance to put the proposed $1.5 billion Guilford County Schools bond on the ballot is coming from Democrats on the…
    Sam Hieb, March 13, 2019
  • ‘Durham: Forward into the Past’

    We learned last week that Duke University backed off from further negotiations with GoTriangle for the proposed Durham-Orange light-rail route running past its research and medical buildings on Erwin Road. GoTriangle—the organization stumping for the light rail line, will now try to figure out how to proceed without Duke.
    Sam Hieb, March 12, 2019
  • Toronto reverses climate change by 2050—with the carrot—and the stick

    Full disclosure–I’ve visited Toronto and it’s a beautiful city. We parked our car at the hotel and part of the time got around town using the city’s mass transit system. But when we were crunched for time when meeting folks out for dinner—you guessed it–we used Uber. With that…
    Sam Hieb, March 12, 2019
  • Guilford County’s share of statewide school bond ‘insulting’

    If you’ve been following the news, you know that there is a proposed $1.9 billion bond for statewide school construction that would go the ballot in 2020. But here in Guilford County, there is a proposed $1.5 billion bond that would also go on the ballot, perhaps in 2020. GCS…
    Sam Hieb, March 7, 2019
  • Update: Council of State approves DMV move to Rocky Mount

    News & Observer reports the Council of State approved a 15-year lease on a new Division of Motor Vehicles headquarters in Rocky Mount. The council, made up of Gov. Roy Cooper and nine other statewide elected officials, “approved the lease without discussion or dissent,” according to the N&O.
    Sam Hieb, March 6, 2019
  • How many DMV workers would make the move to Rocky Mount?

    News & Observer reports more than half of Division of Motor Vehicles workers polled (that’s important) say they will not make the move if the division sets up shop in Rocky Mount as proposed. More than 400 Division of Motor Vehicles employees were asked about their plans to remain…
    Sam Hieb, March 5, 2019
  • Forsyth commissioners approve $30m children’s museum

    At last night’s meeting the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved funding that would bring the cost of the Kaleideum children’s museum to $30 million: The board’s approval makes changes to the 2016 Kaleideum Capital Projects Ordinance, when the project was estimated to cost $17.3 million. Originally, the $17.3…
    Sam Hieb, March 1, 2019