Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 843)

  • Fox guarding the henhouse

    Bledsoe’s latest installment asks if Operation HELP was a front for creating a private brothel for police officers. The RAM report asks if there was an internal investigative reason for Hinson’s assignment to Operation HELP of it was just a coincidence. Perhaps we’ll find out. But what jumped out at…
    Sam Hieb, October 23, 2006
  • Giddyap

    After having some fun with the resultant puns, the N&R’s Allen Johnson ponders Councilman Mike Barber’s idea for mounted police on Elm Street. Here’s my concern: Elm Street on a weekend night is quite crowded. The street’s narrow to begin with and is jammed cruisers, while the sidewalks are…
    Sam Hieb, October 23, 2006
  • Word to the …wise?

    The News & Observer’s Rick Martinez offers some advice to Wake and Forsyth school board members heading into their respective school bond votes. With the election just a couple of weeks away, Martinez’ advice might be too late forboard members and bond proponents in those counties. But maybe- just…
    Sam Hieb, October 23, 2006
  • Campaign finances

    Interesting article in yesterday’s Winston-Salem Journal on the Foxx campaign’s financial activities: Foxx has given nearly $35,000 to 30 Republican congressional candidates in 20 states, according to the Sept. 30 FEC filing. In addition, the Foxx for Congress committee has contributed $81,000 to two key GOP organizations –…
    Sam Hieb, October 23, 2006
  • Heart to heart

    Greensboro city council supports Mitchell Johnson. No kidding. It was with an open mind that I read the article in yesterday’s N&R, hoping it would tell me exactly why Johnson should be our city manager in spite of the recent controversy surrounding him. All I got was this:…
    Sam Hieb, October 23, 2006
  • Movie review

    An unposted op-ed in yesterday’s N&R criticizes this article on state incentives for filmmakers. Stephen van Vuuren writes: I just read your article about state film incentives and, as an independent filmmaker in Greensboro, found it misleading and incomplete. I also found it disturbing that it read…
    Sam Hieb, October 20, 2006
  • Nannies and Nazis

    Ham lets the N&R have it when they complain (in good humor) about being turned down for an interview with President Bush during his recent visit. But then there’s J.D. Walker of the Asheboro Courier Tribune, who was granted a spot in the presidential press pool…
    Sam Hieb, October 20, 2006
  • With a little help from his friends

    Robert Watson posts bail, with a little help with some noteworthy friends: The largest part of the $2.5 million came from the home of Stuart and Nancy Epperson, valued for tax purposes at $782,200. The Eppersons agreed to use $625,000 of the equity in their home for Watson’s…
    Sam Hieb, October 20, 2006