Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 823)

  • Why stop now?

    OK, the $4.8 million incentives package passed by the Winston-Salem City Council for WFU Health Sciences might not seem like much, considering the fact that it’s on par with Randolph County’s $4 million package. But keep reading: County commissioners are expected to take up a proposal for $6.7…
    Sam Hieb, November 21, 2006
  • Orders from the state

    I can’t say I’m the biggest animalrights advocate, but I shocked to read about the state-ordered execution of the Lindley Park coyote.
    Sam Hieb, November 21, 2006
  • This is big

    Asheboro and Randolph County are working on the area’s biggest incentives package ever.
    Sam Hieb, November 20, 2006
  • Friedman and Reagan

    I just now got around to reading the five-page NYT obit on Milton Friedman. What jumped out at me was this passage on the Reagan years, a time when Friedman’s theories were both celebrated and questioned: Prof. Robert Solow of M.I.T., a Nobel laureate himself, and other liberal…
    Sam Hieb, November 20, 2006
  • The Golden Boy

    I always read with interest whenever the N&R’s Jim Schlosser writes on a sports-related topic. I don’t know if he’s just not a sports fan or if he feels like he has to over-explain for a more general audience. Put it this way: we know Vince Lombardi is a…
    Sam Hieb, November 20, 2006
  • Not exactly the Acropolis

    The Journal again takes the City-County Utility Commission to task. But this time, it’s not over a shady land deal: Now comes news that the commission didn’t realize the historic significance of the plant it planned to tear down at a cost of $2.6 million. The Idols…
    Sam Hieb, November 20, 2006
  • That’s the way it is

    There were two discusssions of the Greensboro-High Point turf war in yesterday’s N&R. The first was an (unposted) essay by UNCH professor Andrew Brod. Brod takes HP to task for for neither being comprehensive nor regional in their pursuit of La-Z-Boy. Brod writes that incentives are about…
    Sam Hieb, November 20, 2006
  • Round department in square hole

    In his Rhino article on the police chief forums, John Hammer gives Mitchell Johnson credit for getting up and fielding questions from the public. But then there’s this interesting passage: Two statements that Johnson made which may indicate the source of the problems in the police department under Johnson’s administration…
    Sam Hieb, November 17, 2006