Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 8)

  • High Point school pullout becomes mayoral race issue

    It didn’t take former Guilford County commissioner and High Point mayoral candidate Bruce Davis long to express opposition to the proposed pullout of HP schools from the Guilford County school system, which was proposed by current Mayor Jay Wagner last week. If this issue heats up, it could…
    Sam Hieb, August 7, 2019
  • Greensboro Transit Authority vs. PETA…

    …Definitely two things you would think have absolutely nothing in common, but this is the world in which we live. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is threatening to sue the City of Greensboro over the city’s refusal to display a PETA ad protesting the UniverSoul Circus, which…
    Sam Hieb, August 6, 2019
  • Meanwhile, Raleigh’s proposed $150 million soccer stadium

    In today’s News & Observer op-ed, Shaw University president Paulette Dillard promotes Raleigh’s proposed Downtown Entertainment District, which would be anchored by a $150 million, 20,000-seat stadium that ostensibly would lure a Major League Soccer franchise: First, the combined economic benefits of the 20,000-seat, open-air stadium, housing, retail, office,…
    Sam Hieb, August 5, 2019
  • High Point mayor proposes pulling out of Guilford County Schools

    In his State of the City address earlier this week, High Point Mayor Jay Wagner proposed pulling HP’s schools out of Guilford County Schools and establishing a city school system: “Philosophically, from my point of view, I’m kind of a believer in local control,” Wagner said in a phone…
    Sam Hieb, August 1, 2019
  • Panthers owner pitches new stadium

    In an interview with the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell, Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper makes his initial pitch for a new retractable roof stadium to replace Bank of America Stadium. Tepper’s dream is a retractable roof stadium that would not only house the Panthers but could also host an…
    Sam Hieb, August 1, 2019
  • ‘False narrative links racism and GOP’

    J. Peder Zane writes in today’s News & Observer: Why do Democrats relentlessly accuse President Trump of being a racist? For the same reason dogs bark, ducks quack and little boys cry wolf – it’s what they do. Before Trump, Democrats leveled the same despicable smear against Mitt Romney…
    Sam Hieb, July 31, 2019
  • N&O’s proposed Medicaid expansion debate

    Headline of today’s N&O lead editorial: We invited the NC governor and Senate leader to debate Medicaid expansion. One side said no. Above that headline is a picture of Sen. Phil Berger, which would lead you to believe—am I wrong here?—that Berger was the ‘side that said no.’ To…
    Sam Hieb, July 30, 2019
  • Friday afternoon ‘man bites dog’ headline

    Via the Boston Globe: Craft beer’s diversity problem: Too many white male hipsters Gee, I had never noticed.
    Sam Hieb, July 26, 2019