Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 9)

  • GCS board has time management issues

    It takes a Washington D.C.-based consultant to tell the Guilford County Board of Education that they have time management issues during meetings: A.J. Crabill, a consultant from the Washington, D.C.-based Council of the Great City Schools, walked board members through a discussion about how they use their time during…
    Sam Hieb, July 31, 2018
  • Triad Congressional districts arms races

    News & Record front-pager on Congressional races in the 6th and 12th Congressional Districts, seats held by Reps. Mark Walker and Ted Budd, respectively. Democrats hope to flip both seats and that takes money: The 13th District battle between first-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Ted Budd, a Republican from Advance,…
    Sam Hieb, July 30, 2018
  • Charlotte and Seattle transit disaster updates

    Brace yourself because this is ugly. Let’s start in-state with–you guessed it–Charlotte, where as Antiplanner reports– pretty much every aspect of the Queen City’s public transit system is “doing equally poorly.” Ridership on Charlotte’s new $1.1 billion (actually closer to $1.2 billion) light-rail line is well below expectations. But…
    Sam Hieb, July 26, 2018
  • N&O plagiarism scandal and the state of the media

    You may or may not have read by now that the Raleigh News & Observer dismissed veteran reporter Anne Blythe after an examination of more than 600 of her stories since 2016 “found at least a dozen that contained phrases, sentences or, in some cases, whole paragraphs, lifted from…
    Sam Hieb, July 25, 2018
  • Republicans cheering Charlotte as RNC host

    By now you’ve heard that Charlotte has been selected as host for the 2020 Republican National Convention. From the perspective of outside observers, it’s an interesting choice, given that the Queen City seems to be the poster child for urban liberalism—light rail, high-density development, especially around transportation hubs. But the…
    Sam Hieb, July 23, 2018
  • Downtown Greensboro: a parking deck and beer pedal trolleys

    At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Greensboro City Council learned—as Rhino Times editor John Hammer put it–that the “third time really is the charm,” at least when it comes to —of all things —downtown parking decks. After two failed attempts, the council finally agreed on a land-swap deal with…
    Sam Hieb, July 19, 2018
  • Charlotte council narrowly approves bid to host RNC

    By a narrow 6-5 vote, the Charlotte City Council supported the bid to bring the 2020 Republican National Convention to the Queen City. Four Democrats—Larken Egleston,Julie Eiselt, Greg Phipps and James Mitchell—-joined two Republicans–Ed Driggs and Tariq Bokhari—in voting yes. Meanwhile, the ‘no’ votes: The no votes were Democrats…
    Sam Hieb, July 17, 2018
  • Charlotte council to vote on RNC today

    The Charlotte City Council will meet at 2pm today to debate and vote on whether or not to host the 2020 Republican National Convention: Under a contract between the RNC, the host committee, the city, Mecklenburg County and the CRVA, according to the summary, the city would provide police,…
    Sam Hieb, July 16, 2018