Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 820)

  • Hog wild

    So now Winston-Salem will have a downtown baseball stadium of its very own, with taxpayers’ help: Major sticking points for a proposed baseball stadium on the western edge of downtown have been worked out, and plans for the $22.6 million stadium will head to the city’s finance committee for…
    Sam Hieb, December 7, 2006
  • And the award goes to…

    As if being an education analyst isn’t enough, The Locker Room’s Terry Stoops is also handicapping Grammys: Jimmy Carter will win a Grammy this year for Best Spoken Word Album. His “Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis” is nominated for the award along with albums by Bill Maher…
    Sam Hieb, December 7, 2006
  • The best relations money can buy

    So it’s finally happened: The city council will be asked to put up $40,000 to support the TRC’s vision of Greensboro. Somehow I don’t think the council will have the political will to oppose this request. Who in their right mind could be against better race and human…
    Sam Hieb, December 7, 2006
  • Best-laid plans

    City councilwoman Sandy Carmany says there are three governance option for HOT: The Cooperative Approach where there would be little or no formal structure, but all jurisdictions would agree to work together and keep each other informed of their individual decisions and activities; The Collaborative Approach where…
    Sam Hieb, December 6, 2006
  • Sky with diamonds

    This is the second time I’ve read Ogi Overman’s vision for downtown: Elm will have been renamed and transformed into a magical place that takes us back to our childhood, our parents’ childhood, our grandparents’ childhood even. Beginning at Lee Street and ending 10 blocks down at Fisher Park,…
    Sam Hieb, December 6, 2006
  • A savior is born

    I’m not sure if Dan W. Maddox of Greensboro needs to check his history or if he knows something I don’t: Obviously, it will be a Herculean task to reverse our current direction. It will be difficult to disentangle ourselves from Iraq, and, of course, there is no way…
    Sam Hieb, December 6, 2006
  • Voices in the urban wilderness

    The N&R’s Jeri Rowe highlights the plight of film critic Mark Burger, who was canned by the Journal back in November. Journal editor Ken Otterbourg blogs about it with “grace and restraint,” as Rowe put it. How kind of Otterbourg to be so graceful and restrained…
    Sam Hieb, December 5, 2006
  • Imagine if you can….

    ….Richard Burr as the next John Edwards. Update: Senate approves Burr’s bioterrorism bill.
    Sam Hieb, December 5, 2006