Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 8)

  • Charlotte Observer calls for total redo of 9th District Congressional race

    A new election between Republican mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready in the disputed 9th District Congressional race would not be just, says the Charlotte Observer. There should be a complete redo–meaning another primary open to all candidates, including–you guessed it–lame-duck Rep. Robert Pittenger, whom Harris defeated in the…
    Sam Hieb, December 10, 2018
  • Forsyth County spending spree

    Mind you in the November election voters rejected a 1/4-cent sales tax hike to pay for a new Forsyth County courthouse. The courthouse project is still a go, but now county commissioners have to figure out how to pay for the proposed $15.5 million parking deck that…
    Sam Hieb, December 6, 2018
  • NC elections board chair resigns over anti-Trump tweets

    Washington Post reports— and the News & Observer follows up— that N.C. Board of Elections chairman Andy Penry has resigned in the wake of controversial social media posts criticizing President Trump and other prominent Republicans. Penry’s resignation also comes in the middle of allegations of absentee voting…
    Sam Hieb, December 3, 2018
  • New Guilford County sheriff’s controversial dismissals

    There a new sheriff in Guilford County–or at least there will be on Monday–and he’s coming in with a bang—Sheriff-elect Danny Rogers has–as the Rhino Times outs it—fired a slew of officers— and the county commission chairman is not happy: Chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners Alan…
    Sam Hieb, November 30, 2018
  • 9th Congressional District race still in limbo over absentee ballot “unfortunate activities””

    Charlotte Observer reports the 9th District Congressional race–where Republican Mark Harris beat Democrat Dan McCready by 905 votes. However, the state board of elections has refused to certify the results based on alleged absentee ballot irregularities: “I’m very familiar with unfortunate activities that have been happening down in my…
    Sam Hieb, November 29, 2018
  • Is Winston-Salem more Austin or Florida?

    Winston-Salem Journal columnist Scott Sexton ponders that question in light of recent controversy of Bird scooters zipping along city streets. Put another way—is W-S a “a town of Bird scooters or early-bird specials?” Anyone else remember the kerfuffle when empty-nesters started flocking downtown to live and discovered that bars…
    Sam Hieb, November 27, 2018
  • Greensboro adopts rules on scooters

    From the City of Greensboro website: The City Council adopted new rules regulating the use of standup electric scooters tonight. The new ordinances include rules for how riders should act as well as regulations for scooter-share businesses. Residents who use standup electric scooters, including rental scooters from businesses…
    Sam Hieb, November 21, 2018
  • Greensboro’s $30 million downtown parking deck stalls

    Construction on Greensboro’s proposed $30 million parking deck —which became a campaign issue in the hotly contested 13th District Congressional race, has stalled. Rhino Times editor John Hammer writes: Last April, when the city settled a lawsuit with Rocky Scarfone and other property owners on South Elm Street…
    Sam Hieb, November 19, 2018