Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 9)

  • 13th District Congressional race “biggest culture clash in the country”

    Greensboro News & Record passes along this Cook Political Report post counting the 13th Congressional District race between incumbent Rep. Ted Budd and challenger Kathy Manning “maybe the biggest culture clash in the country”: Budd is a gun store owner and first-term Freedom Caucus member who homeschools his…
    Sam Hieb, September 27, 2018
  • N&R editorial writer misses the point on Kavanaugh column

    In today’s column, you know where Greensboro News & Record editorial writer Steven Doyle is heading the second you begin reading. Doyle recounts his days as a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity at the University of Mississippi. Either Doyle belonged to the most-straight-laced fraternity in the history…
    Sam Hieb, September 26, 2018
  • Michelle Obama book tour not coming to N.C. So you can hold on to your wallet.

    Former first lady Michelle Obama’s junket to promote her book “Becoming” is not coming to North Carolina. Looks like the closest venue is the Capital One Arena in Washington D.C. I’ll count this as a positive, because then I will not be tempted (not that I would anyway) to…
    Sam Hieb, September 24, 2018
  • WSFCS teacher pay snafu

    Winston-Salem Journal columnist Scott Sexton writes about the apparent miscommunication between Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Beverly Emory and county commissioners regarding local supplements to teacher pay: No matter how many videos or backroom chats are hatched in response, footage that shows two Forsyth County commissioners practically begging school officials…
    Sam Hieb, September 20, 2018
  • City of Greensboro named in ACLU Facebook complaint

    Staff and wire reports in the Greensboro News & Record say the City of Greensboro has been named in an American Civil Liberties Union complaint alleging Facebook ads recruiting potential employees—in Greensboro’s case police officers—were discriminatory: In one of the ads in the complaint, the city of Greensboro is…
    Sam Hieb, September 19, 2018
  • Winston-Salem’s $30 million neighborhood grant

    The Housing Authority of Winston-Salem once again is applying for a $30 million federal grant for improvements to the area around Cleveland Avenue Homes. What’s interesting is the City Council’s debate on the grant application. The issue—expanding the boundary for the grant that would include Old Salem and Innovation…
    Sam Hieb, September 19, 2018
  • Will Tillis hit the pause button on Kavanaugh vote?

    In case you missed it in the midst of Hurricane Florence, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of a sexual assault dating to his high school days. As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Thom Tillis has a key role in whether or not the committee…
    Sam Hieb, September 17, 2018
  • Meanwhile, at the climate change summit…

    As we (supposedly) suffer from the effects of climate change here in North Carolina, way out on the left coast there are brave people (supposedly) working to alleviate the effects of said climate change. And the electric buses are running on time, but they’re–shall we say–somewhat under…
    Sam Hieb, September 15, 2018