Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 821)

  • The shame

    I’m not sure what John Edwards means when he says: ”Instead of staying home and complaining, we’re asking Americans to help. Most of the good that has been done in New Orleans has been done by faith-based groups, charitable groups and volunteers.” Seems to me that Americans are already…
    Sam Hieb, December 28, 2006
  • Red-headed stepchild

    This would be funny if it weren’t so predictable: Now that Center City Park has opened, attention shifts to its neighbor to the north, a little-known, little-used green space across Davie Street. That would be Festival Park. The 0.6-acre, city-owned plot features grass, a few trees, a band shell,…
    Sam Hieb, December 28, 2006
  • Where was the love

    I realize it was a different time. I realize the nation was dealing with Watergate and Vietnam. I realize the ’76 election was close. But I still have to wonder where the love for Gerald Ford was before we elected the worst president in our country’s history.
    Sam Hieb, December 28, 2006
  • Audacious claims

    Environmentalists are making some audacious claims in its effort to preserve 1 million acres of open space by 2009: Margaret Hartzell, who works with Environmental North Carolina, a private advocacy group, said an average of nearly 400 acres is developed in the state each day. North Carolina is on…
    Sam Hieb, December 27, 2006
  • …and feliz ano nuevo…

    This pretty much says it all about government spending: Nearing the halfway point of the state’s budget year, it appears the government will bring in more money from taxes and fees than it had planned. But it doesn’t mean budget writers will have smooth sailing as they assemble…
    Sam Hieb, December 26, 2006
  • Feliz navidad

    WSFCS wonders if it will have enough teachers to fulfill the state’s new foreign language requirement: “If everybody’s got to take a foreign language, you can expect increased enrollment in foreign language and the question becomes, ‘Do you have enough foreign-language teachers?'” said Paul Puryear, the system’s assistant superintendent…
    Sam Hieb, December 26, 2006
  • Their problem, not ours

    Troublemaker jumps on Willowgate; Carmany fights back in the comments. Troublemaker writes: In Greensboro the City Council must approve all change orders in construction or demolition contracts in excess of $20,000.00. The City Manager lacks the legal authority to approve construction change orders in excess of $20,000.00 absent…
    Sam Hieb, December 23, 2006
  • Balls of fire

    It’s not enough that we have cops behaving badly here in Greensboro. Now we have firefighters acting up. You got to like a good cat fight, though. The problem os this whole mess started when Capt. Smithey couldn’t deal his ex-girlfriend being at the party with another firefighter. To…
    Sam Hieb, December 23, 2006