Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 822)

  • News flash

    Rockingham County school board candidates say change is needed. Is it me, or is there a dearth of political news in local dailies this election eve? I’ve looked around, and the biggest news I’ve seen is Hoggard, after all was said and done,…
    Sam Hieb, November 6, 2006
  • $3 watch

    UNC professor Jonathan Morgan asks the question I pondered two weeks ago: What if the incentives for Polo.com don’t come through? High Point Becky Smothers has the answer: This deal depends on the incentives. It will all fall apart like a $3 watch if we don’t have the…
    Sam Hieb, November 6, 2006
  • Meeting of the minds

    In this morning’s N&R, Elon University professor David Noer confirms the Wray affair is a political issue: What we don’t need is a protracted search process. If Assistant Chief Bellamy continues to do a good job, why not end the agony and begin the healing? I doubt if we could…
    Sam Hieb, November 5, 2006
  • Bizarro world

    Boyd blogs exactly what I was thinking as I read about N.Y. Times article the Iraqi Web archive: Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990s and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq had abandoned its…
    Sam Hieb, November 5, 2006
  • Life…and death?

    Returning from hiatus, Sam’s Notes posts photos of the grand old stadium that may or may not alter voters’ opinions on Tuesday.
    Sam Hieb, November 5, 2006
  • Air waves

    So what is it with political candidates and radio shows these days? On the heels of Roger Sharpe’s no-show at WSJS, Charles Taylor fails to show for a debate with Heath Shuler on Asheville radio station WWNC. Taylor, saying he couldn’t make the drive to Asheville because…
    Sam Hieb, November 4, 2006
  • Let it rain?

    So would a sprinkler system have saved Eastern Guilford? Assistant Fire Chief David Douglas says says yes, while school board member Anita Sharpe has her doubts. Of course, the primary objective is to save people, not save the building. This Journal article points out that evacuation during fire…
    Sam Hieb, November 3, 2006
  • Horse sense

    OK, Greensboro’s really gotta have mounted cops downtown. Fair enough, city councilman Mike Barber has long been a supporter of the Triad’s equestrian community. But you still have to wonder how these ideas spread from city to city. Via The Meck Deck.
    Sam Hieb, November 3, 2006