Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 8)

  • Your $30 million downtown Greensboro parking deck update

    It’s been a while since we’ve heard news about Greensboro’s $30 million downtown parking deck that would be attached to a proposed Westin Hotel. All I know is I drive by the site pretty much every day…
    Sam Hieb, April 29, 2019
  • Dixie Classic Fair name change controversy

    Winston-Salem’s Dixie Classic Fair will no longer go by that name, the City Council and Mayor Allen Joines have unilaterally decided: City officials say the question is no longer whether to drop the word Dixie from the name of the Dixie Classic Fair, but what the new name will…
    Sam Hieb, April 25, 2019
  • And the loser is–drumroll please—Charlotte Area Transit System

    Antiplanner posts his list of the nations’ worst transit agencies: Applying these four criteria to the transit agencies that carry more than 20 million riders a year, the nation’s worst managed transit agency is (drumroll please) — the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). VTA is fifth-worst, with Sacramento, Cleveland,…
    Sam Hieb, April 23, 2019
  • UNC names ‘safety commission’ to eradicate hate

    Durham Herald-Sun reports: UNC interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz on Monday named the members of a new commission to look at campus policing and said the university has hired an outside consultant to review incidents of the past several months, most of them involving Silent Sam. Immediately, some students and…
    Sam Hieb, April 23, 2019
  • Greensboro’s not-so-transparent transportation board shakeup

    Rhino Times reports on the Greensboro City Council’s unanimous vote to abolish the Greensboro Transportation Authority and establish the Greensboro Transit Advisory Commission. All fine and good, as editor John Hammer explains the details of an “authority” versus an “advisory commission.” And he throws in a little history–which is…
    Sam Hieb, April 22, 2019
  • Cooper vetoes abortion survivors bill

    Charlotte Oberserver reports Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would create civil and criminal penalties for doctors and nurses that do not provide care for newborns surviving abortions. “Laws already protect newborn babies and this bill is an unnecessary interference between doctors and…
    Sam Hieb, April 18, 2019
  • Winston-Salem’s $28 million in capital spending

    At last night’s meeting the Winston-Salem City Council approved $28 million for capital improvements. Renovations to Bowman Gray Stadium is the big-ticket item, with $9 million going toward upgrades in seating, the race track, the football field and concessions. The vote was 7-1, with council member Robert Clark…
    Sam Hieb, April 16, 2019
  • RIP Dwane Powell

    News & Observer reports longtime editorial cartoonist Dwane Powell has died. Powell had been with the paper since 1975, and since the N&O is my hometown newspaper you can pretty much say that I grew up with his unique view of North Carolina politics. Given his left-leaning political…
    Sam Hieb, April 15, 2019