Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 8)

  • Wake County tourism dollars for another stadium?

    News & Observer reports Cary town leaders want to build an indoor sports stadium: The 150,000 square-foot sports complex could host youth and amateur events and tournaments, and would fulfill a key objective of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitor Bureau’s tourism master plan. Wake County and Raleigh elected…
    Sam Hieb, February 13, 2020
  • McClatchy files for bankruptcy

    McClatchy Co.—publisher of the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News & Observer—has filed for bankruptcy: The Chapter 11 filing will allow McClatchy to restructure its debts and, it hopes, shed much of its pension obligations. Under a plan outlined in its filing to a federal bankruptcy court, about 60…
    Sam Hieb, February 13, 2020
  • In wake of bond failure, Mecklenburg commissioners put arts director on hot seat

    Refreshing your memory, last November Mecklenburg County voters rejected a quarter-cent sales tax hike that would support the county’s Arts and Science Council. In light of that setback, what do you do if you’re the ASC director? You go to the Board of Commissioners and ask for a…
    Sam Hieb, February 12, 2020
  • Other cities offer free bus service. Why not Greensboro?

    Rhino Times editor John Hammer writes: The Greensboro City Council is peculiarly susceptible to following through on ideas expressed by speakers at its monthly town hall-type meeting. A new panhandling ordinance was the result of demands made by speakers from the floor. The new city mental health department was…
    Sam Hieb, February 10, 2020
  • Tillis to Pelosi: Two can play this game

    The tweet says it all: Two can play this game, @SpeakerPelosi. Glad to finally put impeachment in the rear view mirror so we can get back to work for the people of North Carolina. — Thom Tillis (@ThomTillis) February 5, 2020…
    Sam Hieb, February 6, 2020
  • Bloomberg’s spending on N.C. political ads squeezes other opponents

    As it stands now, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s decision to skip the Iowa caucuses is looking downright genius given the chaos reigning in the Hawkeye state. But Bloomberg’s decision to skip Iowa and New Hampshire and go for broke on Super Tuesday— when North Carolina will be holding…
    Sam Hieb, February 5, 2020
  • Winston-Salem’s Business I-40 now open–early

    As desperate as it all seems sometimes, there are things to make you smile and give you hope. One might be the Chiefs winning the Super Bowl after 50 years (maybe that day will come for Jets fans). The other might be a crucial highway opening early after more…
    Sam Hieb, February 3, 2020
  • Wake County’s $114m bus rapid transit plan

    Wake County’s transit agencies have released their plan for a $115 million bus rapid transit (BRT) plan: New buses and shelters, more park-and-ride lots and new bus transfer stations in North Hills and East Raleigh are among the projects that Wake County’s transit agencies want to tackle in the…
    Sam Hieb, January 30, 2020