Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 821)

  • Take his word for it

    The N&R print edition reports there wasn’t much interest among Guilford County commissioners in watching videotaped interviews of the seven candidates who would replace acting county manager David McNeill. Only five commissioners showed up for the lunchtime meeting- Skip Alston, Carolyn Coleman, Bruce Davis, John Parks and Linda Shaw.
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2006
  • Need to know basis, Part II

    Winston-Salem city attorney Ron Seeber verified that the utility commission’s Stokes County land deal failed to comply with state law. After he found out about it, that is. On Tuesday. From a reporter.
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2006
  • For what it’s worth

    I just heard former Clintonite Lanny Davis on NPR this morning and he said Speaker Dennis Hastert should not resign.
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2006
  • Trickle down

    Ferrell Guillory, director of the Program on Southern Politics at the University of North Carolina, says the Foley scandal could have an impact on state races: “After Iraq, this is a double blow” to the party’s prospects, even at the state level. This has blown the (North Carolina…
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2006
  • Don’t make sense

    So if the North Wilkesboro Town Board was going to turn down a $51 million deal from Community Health Systems to run Wilkes Regional Center anyway, then why did the town put the operating contract up for bid in the first place? Inquiring minds want to know: Betty Foster,…
    Sam Hieb, October 4, 2006
  • Need to know basis

    There’s an interesting landfill debate raising a stink on the Forsyth/Stokes border. OK, it’s actually a demolition landfill, but you think landfill, you think garbage, you think smelly. The problem is Winston-Salem’s City/County Utility Commission bought 119 acres of land in Stokes County for the landfill and didn’t…
    Sam Hieb, October 4, 2006
  • Repercussions?

    An Elon University poll finds finds that more than half surveyed say they are aware of the ethics problems surrounding House Speaker Jim Black. But, the N&R writes, “poll results call into question how much Black’s problems will affect the outcome of this fall’s election. (The Meck Deck’s…
    Sam Hieb, October 3, 2006
  • Increased scrutiny

    For those of you who think the federal government isn’t concerned about education in this country…. U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spelling recently announced proposals to improve higher education and, as Carolina Journal’s Shannon Blosser notes, “it’s clear that many of the programs that she desires would ultimately increase…
    Sam Hieb, October 3, 2006