Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 825)

  • Quotable

    Bill Whiteheart was the only Forsyth County commissioner to vote against the county’s $77 million parks plan: “If there’s anything that I stand for, that I have the courage of my convictions about, it’s property rights. I see this as a potential property-taking down the road.”…
    Sam Hieb, November 14, 2006
  • Adventures in zoning

    Two members of the Greensboro Zoning Commission actually voted to rezone Greensboro College’s land in the Warnersville community. If you remember correctly, GC wasn’t asking for the land to be rezoned. Warnersville residents were. Next stop, City Council on Dec. 5. The request certainly will be turned down there,…
    Sam Hieb, November 14, 2006
  • In the clearing stands a Boxer

    The Journal is furiously wringing its hands over global warming: For those who put their financial situation ahead of everything else – ahead of health, family, recreation and home – the British government has some news: Even you should be concerned about global warming……For North Carolina, there are…
    Sam Hieb, November 13, 2006
  • Exterme patience

    The Internanational Civil Rights Museum will press on without bond money. Two quotes from county commissioner and museum board chairman Skip Alston jumped out at me. One was very clear, an indication that Alston actually understands the mood of voters right now: “Voters turned down the coliseum (bonds) twice.
    Sam Hieb, November 13, 2006
  • Donation box

    Forsyth County commissioners will vote tonight on an ambitious open space plan that would cost a mere $77 million, to be shared by the county, the city and “other municipalities.” But where those benefactors are going to get the money is another question. Here’s an idea.
    Sam Hieb, November 13, 2006
  • Dark cloud

    In yesterday’s Trash Talk sidebar, the N&R’s Rob Daniels writes: So the Miami Hurricanes say they will play at Maryland because their late teammate, Bryan Pata, would want them to play. Let’s hope they really do want to play and aren’t flying up to Maryland simply to comply with…
    Sam Hieb, November 12, 2006
  • The Island

    How appropriate on the Veterans Day holiday to spend a couple of hours watching Clint Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers. Admittedly, the movie jumped around quite a bit, showing the well-filmed battle scenes in flashbacks, so I had a bit of trouble keeping up with the…
    Sam Hieb, November 11, 2006
  • More political, not less political

    We had a number of uncontested races here in Guilford County, mirroring a trend in statewide races that the N&O’s Rick Martinez says isn’t going away any time soon: At the state level, more than half of North Carolina’s 170 legislators are unopposed in Tuesday’s general election.
    Sam Hieb, November 10, 2006