Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 822)

  • Act first, ask questions later

    Guilford County school board member Deena Hayes is worried that the presence of SROs in middle schools doesn’t allow for “cooler heads” to reconsider incidents. In other words, SROs act first and ask questions later when incidents involving minority students occur. Hayes is also worried that stereotypes of…
    Sam Hieb, October 10, 2006
  • Animals running the zoo

    Maybe the Rhino’s John Hammer isn’t so whacked after all. A couple of weeks ago, Hammer reported-editorialized on the need for more cops in downtown Greensboro and caught hell from Yes! Weekly editor Brian Clarey. Well, perhaps the idea is not so far-fetched now that…
    Sam Hieb, October 10, 2006
  • Eye of the beholder

    I loved the sentimental lead of this N&R story pushing the War Memorial Stadium bond: Hot dogs and the Chicken Dance. Those are the things that make War Memorial Stadium more memorable than Yankee Stadium for Greensboro’s Susan Kennedy. “I grew up an hour outside of Yankee Stadium,…
    Sam Hieb, October 9, 2006
  • They said it

    While we’re on the subject, Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines didn’t say anything over the weekend to reassure citizens that’s he’s in the loop. Surprise, the city’s considering an oversight panel to keep the utility commission’s shady Stokes County land deal from happening again. Then there’s the question of…
    Sam Hieb, October 9, 2006
  • Messy

    So the David Wray-James Hinson mess just keeps getting, well, messier. But the bottom line remains the same, according to Guarino: Even if only 10% of what Bledsoe has reported about Hinson is true, monitoring him would have been justified. Instead of following…
    Sam Hieb, October 9, 2006
  • Careful where you cross

    The N.C. Supreme Court has turned down a request to review a decision favoring Lowe’s Motor Speedway in the pedestrian bridge collapse back in 2000. Here’s why: The appeals panel ruled that the lawsuits, filed in 2004, came too long after the bridge was constructed in September…
    Sam Hieb, October 6, 2006
  • Hit the road

    You can always count on Guilford County commissioner Billy Yow to put things in perspective when a company comes looking for economic incentives. Here’s what Yow told a representative from Lodging By Charter, who was asking the county for $114,000 in incentives to move an out-of-state operation to…
    Sam Hieb, October 6, 2006
  • They say it’s your birthday

    Yesterday’s Winston-Salem Journal marked the one-year anniversary of production at the Dell plant. So what have citizens gained in return for $305 million in state and local tax incentives? It’s still to early to say. Secretary of Commerce Jim Fain: “In virtually every aspect of economic development, the Dell…
    Sam Hieb, October 6, 2006