Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 827)

  • Marching orders

    To tell the truth, I was just speculating yesterday when I said that Preservation Greensboro was dictating public policy regarding the former Colonial Ice Co. property. But Kevin Jones definitely thinks that’s the case after the city rejected his plan for a $3.5 million condo project on the…
    Sam Hieb, September 21, 2006
  • Human capital

    I’ve read two interesting pieces that may or may not have anything to do with each other. The first is from George Leef over at The Locker Room. Leef takes on an article in the current Chronicle Review by Anthony Carnevale that takes issue with “people who…
    Sam Hieb, September 20, 2006
  • Dictionary at hand

    Here’s an interesting exchange between Lexington resident Cal Cunningham and Ramsay, Burgin and Smith architect Pete Bogle during the recent planning board discussion of a new downtown mixed-use development. …Cunningham asked if the project would include wood paneling like that used on old homes in the neighborhood or cheaper…
    Sam Hieb, September 20, 2006
  • Paved into a corner

    Two paragraphs in yesterday’s N&R story about the former Colonial Ice plant stuck with me: Since the property has been for sale, only one offer has been close to the appraised value….It was rejected because the buyer wanted to demolish the ice house. At the time, (city director of…
    Sam Hieb, September 20, 2006
  • No defense

    You have to give N.C. A&T athletic director Dee Todd credit for her honesty during yesterday’s athletics subcomittee meeting discussing recruitment of “troubled players.” Todd laid it on the line: “My job is to do what’s best for North Carolina A&T, but that also encompasses trying to be competitive…
    Sam Hieb, September 19, 2006
  • Lofty goals

    In an unposted article in yesterday’s N&R, UNCG geography professor Keith Debbage gushes over Charlotte’s light rail system: What is happening in Charlotte is nothing short of stunning. Charlotte is emerging as a national leader in integrating transit-friendly land-use patterns with its developing rail system. According to Charlotte planning director…
    Sam Hieb, September 18, 2006
  • Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

    Winston-Salem’s city-county planning board ponders a sign ordinance. Opponents turned out in full force, among them Gayle Anderson, president of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce: “This community is speaking loud and clear that there are many more important things that we need to be doing for economic…
    Sam Hieb, September 15, 2006
  • The Perfect Storm

    Words used by GCS chief financial officer Sharon Ozment to describe the system’s construction budget (if you can call it that) at last night’s school board meeting: “I described our capital outlay situation the last time we talked as the perfect storm, and the seas continue to rage.
    Sam Hieb, September 13, 2006