Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 9)

  • Observer advises Charlotte not to pull out of RNC

    In yesterday’s lead editorial, the Charlotte Observer–more or less—advises the Queen City not to even try to pull out of host duties for the Republican National Convention, even in the wake of President Trump’s controversial tweets and comments: First, Republicans would very likely and very quickly sue. They would…
    Sam Hieb, July 25, 2019
  • Trump, the RNC and Charlotte

    At last night’s meeting, the Charlotte City Council passed a resolution “to ‘strongly condemn,’ among other things, President Donald Trump’s recent call for four congresswomen to leave the United States and supporters’ recent ‘Send Her Back’ chant during a rally in North Carolina.” No surprise there. Of course, there…
    Sam Hieb, July 23, 2019
  • Another Republican enters N.C. gubernatorial race

    Associated Press reports state Rep. Holly Grange, R-Wilmington, has announced she will run for governor, providing a challenger to Lt. Gov. Dan Forest in the GOP primary: Grange has served in the legislature since 2016. Her video touched on themes designed to connect with the state party’s conservative base,…
    Sam Hieb, July 19, 2019
  • NYT profiles Winston-Salem

    Under the headline: Why Midsize Cities Struggle to Catch Up to Superstar Cities ..the New York Times parachutes into Winston-Salem to ponder that question: Winston-Salem has been overshadowed within North Carolina by the Raleigh-Durham area, an early success in building a research-driven economy, and Charlotte, a financial hub. The…
    Sam Hieb, July 18, 2019
  • Will Charlotte ban single family residential zoning?

    I was listening to NPR’s Marketplace piece probing bans on single family residential zoning in Minneapolis and the entire state of Oregon and a familiar name came up not once, but twice—Charlotte. Turns out Charlotte was part of a big NYT story on cities who are beginning to…
    Sam Hieb, July 16, 2019
  • JLF’s Becki Gray cited in Forbes article on N.C. Medicaid expansion budget standoff

    Forbes’ Patrick Gleason on North Carolina’s budget standoff over Medicaid expansion: Lawmakers in North Carolina, named by CNBC last week as the nation’s best economy, and Governor Roy Cooper (D) will return to Raleigh next week to see if they can work out a budget deal more than two…
    Sam Hieb, July 15, 2019
  • Cone Health exec calls SHP board memebrs ‘sorry SOBs’

    Greensboro News & Record obtains an angry (to say the least) email by a Cone Health executive blasting lawmakers– and state Treasurer Dale Folwell—over changes to the State Health Plan: Cone’s assistant director of finance Frank Kauder said in a July 1 message to the health plan’s mostly…
    Sam Hieb, July 11, 2019
  • Panthers leadership is “beyond talk” on MLS in Charlotte

    Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper is “is trying to catapult Charlotte to the front of Major League Soccer’s expansion line, promising a level of success matched by few MLS cities,” while chief operating officer Mark Hart says “this is now beyond talk. This is action.” This…
    Sam Hieb, July 10, 2019