Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 822)

  • Messy

    Terry Allen of High Point turns up the heat in the ongoing battle between High Point and Greensboro: I’m not so sure Greensboro deserves a new auditorium. At least that’s the way it struck me recently when I attended Greensboro Opera’s production of “Madama Butterfly.” I was aghast…
    Sam Hieb, November 16, 2006
  • Nothing but green

    The Journal noted Democrat Ted Kaplan’s election to the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners. Kaplan’s seat will narrow the commission’s Republican majority to four seats on the seven-member board. But the partisan makeup of the board really doesn’t matter when only one commissioner — Bill Whiteheart —…
    Sam Hieb, November 15, 2006
  • Four more years

    The N&R gives Guilford County Schools Superintendent Terry Grier a vote of confidence: (D)espite the criticism he inevitably attracts in one of the most difficult, thankless jobs in the county, Grier got what he deserves. Student achievement is up and Grier has pushed forcefully to attract the best teachers…
    Sam Hieb, November 15, 2006
  • Strange

    In the comments at Hoggard’s site, Greensboro 101 provided a link to WFMY’s interview with Dianne Bellamy-Small that I could download. If I heard right, Small is claiming that her copy of the RMA report was stolen. Strange. Meanwhile, the N&R’s Doug Clark attended yesterday’s community meeting…
    Sam Hieb, November 14, 2006
  • Business still to do

    A major player in the lame-duck Congress:…
    Sam Hieb, November 14, 2006
  • Quotable

    Bill Whiteheart was the only Forsyth County commissioner to vote against the county’s $77 million parks plan: “If there’s anything that I stand for, that I have the courage of my convictions about, it’s property rights. I see this as a potential property-taking down the road.”…
    Sam Hieb, November 14, 2006
  • Adventures in zoning

    Two members of the Greensboro Zoning Commission actually voted to rezone Greensboro College’s land in the Warnersville community. If you remember correctly, GC wasn’t asking for the land to be rezoned. Warnersville residents were. Next stop, City Council on Dec. 5. The request certainly will be turned down there,…
    Sam Hieb, November 14, 2006
  • In the clearing stands a Boxer

    The Journal is furiously wringing its hands over global warming: For those who put their financial situation ahead of everything else – ahead of health, family, recreation and home – the British government has some news: Even you should be concerned about global warming……For North Carolina, there are…
    Sam Hieb, November 13, 2006