Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 827)

  • Best-laid plans

    City councilwoman Sandy Carmany says there are three governance option for HOT: The Cooperative Approach where there would be little or no formal structure, but all jurisdictions would agree to work together and keep each other informed of their individual decisions and activities; The Collaborative Approach where…
    Sam Hieb, December 6, 2006
  • Sky with diamonds

    This is the second time I’ve read Ogi Overman’s vision for downtown: Elm will have been renamed and transformed into a magical place that takes us back to our childhood, our parents’ childhood, our grandparents’ childhood even. Beginning at Lee Street and ending 10 blocks down at Fisher Park,…
    Sam Hieb, December 6, 2006
  • A savior is born

    I’m not sure if Dan W. Maddox of Greensboro needs to check his history or if he knows something I don’t: Obviously, it will be a Herculean task to reverse our current direction. It will be difficult to disentangle ourselves from Iraq, and, of course, there is no way…
    Sam Hieb, December 6, 2006
  • Voices in the urban wilderness

    The N&R’s Jeri Rowe highlights the plight of film critic Mark Burger, who was canned by the Journal back in November. Journal editor Ken Otterbourg blogs about it with “grace and restraint,” as Rowe put it. How kind of Otterbourg to be so graceful and restrained…
    Sam Hieb, December 5, 2006
  • Imagine if you can….

    ….Richard Burr as the next John Edwards. Update: Senate approves Burr’s bioterrorism bill.
    Sam Hieb, December 5, 2006
  • Definitely off-Broadway

    The Journal on last night’s Forsyth County commissioners’ meeting: After five votes, four recesses and nearly two hours of political theater, the four Republicans on the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners agreed last night to have the same chairwoman that they have had for the past two years,…
    Sam Hieb, December 5, 2006
  • Keeping up with the Joneses

    Every day as I drove by the empty lot where North State Chevrolet once stood, I wondered when some steel was going to start rising. Now I know the answer: No time soon. If ever. Developers that can’t be reached for comment and a locked sales office aren’t good…
    Sam Hieb, December 5, 2006
  • Roller coaster ride

    That’s one way to describe last night’s Panthers’ game. The other would be total incompetence combined with streaks of brilliance. You should have heard the collective groan in the room when Jake Delhomme dumped a lame screen pass off to DeAngelo Williams, who then turned it into a…
    Sam Hieb, December 5, 2006