Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 824)

  • Right in his diagnoses

    RIP John Bumgarner: It was only later, after retirement from his medical practice, that John Bumgarner talked freely about his war years and imprisonment. He wrote four books, among them “Parade of the Dead” in 1995, which chronicled the horrors of his captivity. In April 1942, Bumgarner was…
    Sam Hieb, December 15, 2006
  • Time sensitive

    OK, wait a minute. Guilford County Schools have already invested quite a bit of time (and money, I assume) doing the legwork for the Village at Eastern. Now school board chairman Alan Duncan tells county commissioners they have new information that still makes the Carolina Corporate Center…
    Sam Hieb, December 15, 2006
  • Protecting their turf

    This should be no surprise — public schools wouldn’t be very happy to see charter schools get a slice of lottery money: Don Martin, the superintendent of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, said he believes that charter schools, which do get public money for noncapital expenses, already get too much financial…
    Sam Hieb, December 15, 2006
  • Quote of the Day

    …In today’s N&R, from Guilford County commissioner Paul Gibson, after the board voted to allow the United Animal Coalition to continue running the county’s animal shelter: “I guess we voted there to let sleeping dogs lie.”…
    Sam Hieb, December 15, 2006
  • Winning the war, losing the battle

    Cone posts Krugman and says “the class war is over. The rich won.” Making such a definitve statement about such an abstract concept is always problematic. After all, just what is rich and what is poor? And when you basically say that the “poor are defeated,” it’s making the…
    Sam Hieb, December 14, 2006
  • National scene

    N.C.- based company is in on the search for the Mount Hood climbers: FBI officials arrived Wednesday to lend their expertise in cell phone tracking, and Iomax of Denver, N.C., a wireless and data network security company, hoped to better pinpoint James’ location. “If the climbers’ cell phones are…
    Sam Hieb, December 14, 2006
  • Survival of the fittest

    The United Animal Coalition’s Marylin Green says she’s proud of the fact that Guilford County animal shelter euthanizes fewer animals than it did before the group took over in 1998. But that’s not the bottom line, and the N&R says Guilford County commissioners should open operation of the…
    Sam Hieb, December 14, 2006
  • Such an ugly word

    Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines wants to make sure the proper terminology was used during last night’s discussion of the downtown baseball stadium, for which the city is going to…
    Sam Hieb, December 14, 2006