Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 835)

  • They said it

    While we’re on the subject, Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines didn’t say anything over the weekend to reassure citizens that’s he’s in the loop. Surprise, the city’s considering an oversight panel to keep the utility commission’s shady Stokes County land deal from happening again. Then there’s the question of…
    Sam Hieb, October 9, 2006
  • Messy

    So the David Wray-James Hinson mess just keeps getting, well, messier. But the bottom line remains the same, according to Guarino: Even if only 10% of what Bledsoe has reported about Hinson is true, monitoring him would have been justified. Instead of following…
    Sam Hieb, October 9, 2006
  • Careful where you cross

    The N.C. Supreme Court has turned down a request to review a decision favoring Lowe’s Motor Speedway in the pedestrian bridge collapse back in 2000. Here’s why: The appeals panel ruled that the lawsuits, filed in 2004, came too long after the bridge was constructed in September…
    Sam Hieb, October 6, 2006
  • 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