Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 830)

  • Hit the road

    You can always count on Guilford County commissioner Billy Yow to put things in perspective when a company comes looking for economic incentives. Here’s what Yow told a representative from Lodging By Charter, who was asking the county for $114,000 in incentives to move an out-of-state operation to…
    Sam Hieb, October 6, 2006
  • They say it’s your birthday

    Yesterday’s Winston-Salem Journal marked the one-year anniversary of production at the Dell plant. So what have citizens gained in return for $305 million in state and local tax incentives? It’s still to early to say. Secretary of Commerce Jim Fain: “In virtually every aspect of economic development, the Dell…
    Sam Hieb, October 6, 2006
  • Eerie silence

    It’s interesting that the N&R has Rockingham Partnership board member Charles Rakestraw’s resignation, but there’s nothing in the Reidsville Review. Everybody’s being very silent about the resons for the turmoil surrounding the partnership.Sure, better communication is needed between the partneship, the county and the surrounding towns. I…
    Sam Hieb, October 6, 2006
  • Mailboxes etc.

    There’s an interesting economic development situation brewing in Rockingham County. County commission chariman Jerry Owens has told Rockingham County Partnership co-chairs Elton Trent and Craig Cardwell to let president Lisa Perry walk away or else. The “or else”: Owens says if the partnership board fails to respond or…
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2006
  • Take his word for it

    The N&R print edition reports there wasn’t much interest among Guilford County commissioners in watching videotaped interviews of the seven candidates who would replace acting county manager David McNeill. Only five commissioners showed up for the lunchtime meeting- Skip Alston, Carolyn Coleman, Bruce Davis, John Parks and Linda Shaw.
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2006
  • Need to know basis, Part II

    Winston-Salem city attorney Ron Seeber verified that the utility commission’s Stokes County land deal failed to comply with state law. After he found out about it, that is. On Tuesday. From a reporter.
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2006
  • For what it’s worth

    I just heard former Clintonite Lanny Davis on NPR this morning and he said Speaker Dennis Hastert should not resign.
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2006
  • Trickle down

    Ferrell Guillory, director of the Program on Southern Politics at the University of North Carolina, says the Foley scandal could have an impact on state races: “After Iraq, this is a double blow” to the party’s prospects, even at the state level. This has blown the (North Carolina…
    Sam Hieb, October 5, 2006