Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 839)

  • Definitely not SOP

    After reading the 34-page version of the RMA report posted yesterday on Greensboro 101, I couldn’t understand they city’s stubborn refusal to release the report because it makes a very straightforward case: David Wray didn’t follow SOP when investigating James Hinson. And when you don’t follow SOP while working…
    Sam Hieb, October 17, 2006
  • The sake of argument

    My memory may be faulty, but I haven’t seen Guilford County commissioners do this: When it comes to stopping illegal immigration, there’s little that the Forsyth County commissioners can do. But that hasn’t stopped them from arguing about it. A one-page proposal on immigration that surfaced last week, which…
    Sam Hieb, October 16, 2006
  • Picking and choosing

    While I was pleasantly surprised to see that the N&R didn’t endorse every bond proposal, I’ll admit I was surprised that the paper’s editorial board left the Greensboro Historical Museum to fend for itself: Greensboro’s view of its past has grown stale and confined, prompting a push to modernize…
    Sam Hieb, October 16, 2006
  • RMA

    I get back to town and discover that just about everyone has a copy of the RMA report. Via Cone, we learn that Greensboro 101 has posted the report, while Guarino has the most detailed analysis to date. I’ve downloaded my copy and will begin reading.
    Sam Hieb, October 16, 2006
  • Barbero

    As the N&R says, City Council member Mike Barber “isn’t horsing around.” But does Mayor Keith Holliday have to be so enthusiastic about the idea? A horse patrol downtown is a great idea. From a conceptual basis, I love it. I think it’s a great image for our…
    Sam Hieb, October 15, 2006
  • Battle of the sexes

    Here’s an interesting political battle down in Randolph County: A candidate for District Court judge has made accusations of prejudice and sexual discrimination by the Randolph County Republican Party chair. Kristian Allen, one of two Republican candidates for the 19-B District Court judicial seat, leveled the allegations at…
    Sam Hieb, October 13, 2006
  • WIRED for the weekend

    I’m not sure what prompted this N&R article on the Piedmont Triad Partnership’s WIRED Initiative. It doesn’t add any new information other than PTP president Don Kirkman began setting up a staff and work plan. OK…. It just so happens that I (in my best Rush Limbaugh voice)…
    Sam Hieb, October 13, 2006
  • Chasing their bureaucratic tails

    If you can follow this N&R article on stricter state math test standards, you’re smarter than I am. I’m certainly not faulting Jennifer Fernandez’ reporting. I give her credit for keeping up with the maze of standards and test scores on both the national and state levels. Personally, I’m…
    Sam Hieb, October 13, 2006