Daily Beat: Aug. 3, 2015

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Today:

City Project meets at the High Point Chamber of Commerce, located at 1634 N. Main St. in High Point, at 1:30 p.m.

Tonight:

• A coalition led by Working America and others will be at Greensboro City Council to advocate for raises for the city’s lowest paid workers at 5:30 p.m. (See this list for starting pay for a variety of positions.) Raises for city workers are not on the agenda, but city council will hold a public hearing on joint request with Guilford County and High Point for $191,755 in federal funding from the US Justice Department. Greensboro plans to spend the funds on two new patrol cars, while High Point and Guilford County will use the funds respectively for in-car and body-worn cameras. Agenda here.

• The National Black Theatre Festival holds its opening-night gala at the MC Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening progresses with a celebrity procession, awards presentation and a program called Black Stars of the Great White Way.