Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 9)

  • Teachers strong-arm Triad school boards

    The boards of both Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and Guilford County Schools voted to close school on May 1 so teachers can attend the education rally in Raleigh. The GCS board voted unanimously to close school while the WSFCS board voted 7-2. There are five major requests that they will…
    Sam Hieb, April 10, 2019
  • Durham-Orange light rail postmortem

    Every day is a brand new news cycle, both nationally and in North Carolina. And it really doesn’t seem right to kick somebody–or something– when it’s down. However, I think the Antiplanner’s postmortem on the ill-fated Durham-Orange light rail project—entitled Death of a Megafolly– is worth noting: What…
    Sam Hieb, April 9, 2019
  • Mike Causey, Wayne Goodwin speak out on Greg Lindberg

    A couple of interesting stories broke over the weekend regarding the indictment of NC Republican Party head Robin Hayes and businessman Greg Lindberg for trying to use campaign donation to influence Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey —whom JLF chair John Hood said was the hero in this whole sordid mess.
    Sam Hieb, April 8, 2019
  • Greg Lindberg’s political party–the “Green” Party

    I stray from relativity politics–look what our guy did, but look what your guy did, too. By the same token in this day and age of social media it’s important to read beneath every headline. As you can imagine, on social media right now there’s a lot of discussion about…
    Sam Hieb, April 4, 2019
  • Is Mark Walker ‘Public Official A’ in NC GOP indictment?

    Surely by now you’ve heard that N.C. Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes, political donor Greg Lindberg of Durham and two others have been indicted on charges of wire fraud, bribery, and making false statements to law enforcement agents as part of a scheme to influence Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey…
    Sam Hieb, April 3, 2019
  • Re: Panthers’ move to S.C

    Maybe it’s me–granted every day is a brand new news cycle in the age of Trump—but the Carolina Panthers’ plans to take advantage of proposed tax breaks in South Carolina isn’t getting the media coverage it should. I think I know why—Panthers owner David Tepper has said he is committed…
    Sam Hieb, March 29, 2019
  • James Comey speaks in Charlotte

    Controversial former FBI director James Comey was in Charlotte speaking at the Belk Theater at an event hosted by the Learning Society of Queens University. Here’s the Charlotte Observer write-up. Here’s what jumped out at me: In a talk that centered on abstract concepts of leadership and the future…
    Sam Hieb, March 27, 2019
  • New Guilford County sheriff’s headquarters for new Guilford County sheriff

    Guilford County Board of Commissioners have approved a new headquarters for Sheriff Danny Rogers and his staff, at a cost of $12 million. Funding will come through the sale of two-thirds bonds. The Rhino reports: In the discussion preceding the vote, Guilford County Sheriff Danny Rogers spoke on…
    Sam Hieb, March 22, 2019