Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 825)

  • Hey hey! Ho ho!

    Smithfield has got to go. If you’re planning on shopping at the Harris Teeter at HighPoint Mall tomorrow, you’ll have to cross the picket line.
    Sam Hieb, December 1, 2006
  • Bridging the gap

    Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will finally discuss the issue of accountability regarding the city-county utility commission. The Journal summoned a couple of UNC academics to provide differing viewpoints: There are pros and cons to having the members of the utility commission appointed, said Carl Stenberg, a professor of public…
    Sam Hieb, December 1, 2006
  • Apples and oranges

    Sandra Anderson Groat changes her mind about four-year terms for city council members: Groat said there’s enough controversy in the city with the scandal within the Greensboro Police Department. “My bottom line is we don’t need to invite controversy,” she said. “And I think this would create a…
    Sam Hieb, December 1, 2006
  • Transparency

    You have to give N&R editor John Robinson credit for discussing the paper’s decision to front-page the John Averette story. He got busted breaking and entering, and his statements about possibly hurting students at Grimsley are all on the public record. I’ll also give Sgt. Mike Richey credit…
    Sam Hieb, November 30, 2006
  • Card-carrying members

    Here’s an interesting paragraph in this AP article on the Supreme Court’s global warming hearing: Unions representing 10,000 EPA employees – more than half of the agency’s work force – petitioned Congress yesterday, asking for immediate action to deal with global warming. The employees also sent a signal…
    Sam Hieb, November 30, 2006
  • Can’t please everyone

    Winston-Salem’s Carter G. Woodhouse School is illustrative of increased statewide charter school enrollment. Woodhouse has also performed better academically, meeting federal testing standards two years in a row. But not everyone’s happy about Woodhouse’s success: Charter schools get a set amount of money from the school system for every…
    Sam Hieb, November 30, 2006
  • Smoke ’em if you got ’em

    Today’s Journal editorial makes an interesting point: the new state minimum wage will…
    Sam Hieb, November 29, 2006
  • More troops

    I’m not talking about Iraq — I’m talking about Reidsville: City officials, business owners and residents hope to strike a balance over the city’s sign ordinance and end more than a year of frustration for all concerned. The city’s Community Development office held the first of two informal public…
    Sam Hieb, November 29, 2006