Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 9)

  • Your Greensboro Downtown Greenway update

    Rhino Times editor John Hammer has an update on “what must be Greensboro’s longest running project”—the Downtown Greenway: The current projection on the Downtown Greenway is that it will be completed in 2020 at a cost of $40 million. The Downtown Greenway is an extra wide four-mile long sidewalk…
    Sam Hieb, August 21, 2019
  • Surprise–WSFCS board committee supports quarter-cent sales tax hike

    The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education’s finance committee voted to support the county’s proposed quarter-cent sales tax hike that would go on the ballot in March 2020. Winston-Salem Journal reported “several school board members had concerns about what would happen to funding in down years when the county…
    Sam Hieb, August 21, 2019
  • High Point principals support Guilford County Schools

    In the wake of Mayor Jay Wagner’s charge to evaluate whether of not High Point should secede from Guilford County Schools and form its own city school system, 25 HP principals released a letter expressing their support for GCS: As principals united in our devotion to serving the…
    Sam Hieb, August 19, 2019
  • WaPo columnist advocates full-blown shaming

    Appearing in today’s Winston-Salem Journal, Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post tells us how to hold Trump “enablers” accountable. But she’s just not talking about public officials here: Private employers shouldn’t hire someone who has been a known liar for a white nationalist (if for no other reason than…
    Sam Hieb, August 9, 2019
  • New Panthers stadium, cont.

    Charlotte Oberserver ponders the possibility of a new Carolina Panthers stadium. Obviously one issue is the availability of land uptown: Atlanta built a $1.5 billion stadium that hosts football and soccer under a retractable roof. Pittsburgh is building a mixed-use entertainment district in the half-mile stretch between its existing…
    Sam Hieb, August 8, 2019
  • High Point school pullout becomes mayoral race issue

    It didn’t take former Guilford County commissioner and High Point mayoral candidate Bruce Davis long to express opposition to the proposed pullout of HP schools from the Guilford County school system, which was proposed by current Mayor Jay Wagner last week. If this issue heats up, it could…
    Sam Hieb, August 7, 2019
  • Greensboro Transit Authority vs. PETA…

    …Definitely two things you would think have absolutely nothing in common, but this is the world in which we live. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is threatening to sue the City of Greensboro over the city’s refusal to display a PETA ad protesting the UniverSoul Circus, which…
    Sam Hieb, August 6, 2019
  • Meanwhile, Raleigh’s proposed $150 million soccer stadium

    In today’s News & Observer op-ed, Shaw University president Paulette Dillard promotes Raleigh’s proposed Downtown Entertainment District, which would be anchored by a $150 million, 20,000-seat stadium that ostensibly would lure a Major League Soccer franchise: First, the combined economic benefits of the 20,000-seat, open-air stadium, housing, retail, office,…
    Sam Hieb, August 5, 2019