Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 8)

  • Re: Rep. Budd’s ‘antifa’ comment about March for Our Lives protesters

    Greensboro News & Record front-pager focusing on the 13th Congressional District race which –you guessed it–will be all about guns, no matter who faces Rep. Ted Budd in the November general election: “With an assault-rifle salesman as a Congressman, this will certainly be an issue through November,” Democratic candidate…
    Sam Hieb, April 2, 2018
  • ‘Roseanne’ reboot tanks in Greensboro

    And I mean tanks–as in the lowest ratings in the country: “The show performed worst on ABC’s North Carolina affiliate, WXLV, where a mere 9 percent of households tuned in,” according to the Hollywood Reporter article. Greensboro was followed on the “low-rated market” list by San Francisco, Jacksonville and…
    Sam Hieb, March 30, 2018
  • Every reason NOT to build the Red Line to Lake Norman

    Some bullet points from the Charlotte Observer article on the Metropolitan Transit Committee’s meeting discussing the proposed light rail line–the “Red Line”—to Lake Norman: *Huntersville John Aneralla advocated for more negtiations with Norfolk southern to build on the existing freight line because “a new proposed route for the train…
    Sam Hieb, March 29, 2018
  • Skepticism over Winston-Salem’s $122m bond package

    Winston-Salem Journal columnist Scott Sexton on the City of Winston-Salem’s proposed $122 million bond package: Ready or not, the push for a $122 million general obligation bond package is officially on. Hang onto to your wallets; the city is about to ask for a whole lot of money. If…
    Sam Hieb, March 29, 2018
  • N.C. suburban growth

    Interesting Winston-Salem Journal article on U.S. Census Bureau numbers showing North Carolina’s suburban counties are growing more rapidly than urban counties. That flies in the face of the trend toward new urbanism promoted by many local governments, where everyone walks, rides their bikes or utilizes public transportation. With…
    Sam Hieb, March 26, 2018
  • John Bolton: ‘The kind of man with whom I would want to stand at Armageddon.’

    And who said that about the recently appointed national security adviser? If you guessed the late, great North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, you would be right.
    Sam Hieb, March 23, 2018
  • Charlotte’s troubled transit-oriented development project

    Charlotte Observer headline reads: Charlotte spent $2 million for housing project. After 11 years, it hasn’t been built. Bad enough, right? But then the plot thickens—above-mentioned housing project is a so-called “transit-oriented development” project: The city and the Charlotte Area Transit System bought nearly 16 acres for $9.2 million.
    Sam Hieb, March 23, 2018
  • Charlotte, Raleigh, Amazon and light rail

    For starters, high-profile developer Johnny Harris—recipient of a “Jerry Award” (that’s right–as in Panthers owner Jerry Richardson) weighs in on Raleigh’s chances for landing Amazon’s HQ2. Harris thinks the chances are slim, because—you guessed it–Raleigh does not have light rail: Some leaders in Charlotte were shocked the city missed…
    Sam Hieb, March 21, 2018