Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 843)

  • 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
  • Human capital

    I’ve read two interesting pieces that may or may not have anything to do with each other. The first is from George Leef over at The Locker Room. Leef takes on an article in the current Chronicle Review by Anthony Carnevale that takes issue with “people who…
    Sam Hieb, September 20, 2006
  • Dictionary at hand

    Here’s an interesting exchange between Lexington resident Cal Cunningham and Ramsay, Burgin and Smith architect Pete Bogle during the recent planning board discussion of a new downtown mixed-use development. …Cunningham asked if the project would include wood paneling like that used on old homes in the neighborhood or cheaper…
    Sam Hieb, September 20, 2006
  • Paved into a corner

    Two paragraphs in yesterday’s N&R story about the former Colonial Ice plant stuck with me: Since the property has been for sale, only one offer has been close to the appraised value….It was rejected because the buyer wanted to demolish the ice house. At the time, (city director of…
    Sam Hieb, September 20, 2006
  • No defense

    You have to give N.C. A&T athletic director Dee Todd credit for her honesty during yesterday’s athletics subcomittee meeting discussing recruitment of “troubled players.” Todd laid it on the line: “My job is to do what’s best for North Carolina A&T, but that also encompasses trying to be competitive…
    Sam Hieb, September 19, 2006