Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 842)

  • HOT property

    Carolina Journal’s Paul Chesser looks into the possibility of the Triangle Transit Authority using eminent domain to develop land near its 12 train stations: TTA has the authority to condemn property, which it has exercised in acquiring rights-of-way and sites for rail stations. But whether it could continue…
    Sam Hieb, September 28, 2006
  • Just a bit of a stretch

    The N&R’s Doug Clark adds Rep. Alma Adams to the list of local state representatives “who are deep into Jim Black denial.” Clark writes: When we asked her about Black during our editorial board interview yesterday, Adams’ first response was that the scandals whirling around the House speaker are…
    Sam Hieb, September 28, 2006
  • Pay later

    It’s very nice that the Winston Salem Journal is so concerned about the tax burden on newly annexed citizens: The newly annexed citizens will be paying city – and county – taxes for generations to come. The proposal would just be a wise and compassionate way of easing…
    Sam Hieb, September 28, 2006
  • You’ve got mail

    OK, how many parents out there would think it odd that their child was exchanging personal e-mails with a teacher? Not this parent, whose daughter was exchanging e-mails with Robert Watson, who was arrested Wednesday and charged with six counts of statutory sex offense: Pam Marty… said that her…
    Sam Hieb, September 22, 2006
  • Lost in translation

    Guilford County commissioners signed off last night on the pursuit of state funds to fix structural problems at Eastern, Hairston and Kernodle middle schools. We already know $5.4 million in state money isn’t enough to fix the $9 million problem, but is what is enough where the school…
    Sam Hieb, September 22, 2006
  • Purse strings

    Here’s an interesting article in the Triad Business Journal on the process involved in getting certified as a woman-owned business. Here’s what jumped out at me: Margot Dorfman, CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, says there are billions of dollars in contracts with the federal government…
    Sam Hieb, September 22, 2006
  • Is it safe?

    …..asked Laurence Olivier in Marathon Man. I knew illegal dentistry was bit of a problem in Charlotte. So I wondered how long it would be before an illegal dentist would get busted here in the Triad. From the N&R print edition: HIGH POINT — Police arrested a…
    Sam Hieb, September 21, 2006
  • 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