Daily Beat: July 13, 2015



• North Carolina’s restrictive voting law has its day in federal court today. With US District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder presiding, the hearing begins at the federal building in Winston-Salem around 9:30 a.m. The North Carolina NAACP holds a press conference in front of the federal building, located at 251 N. Main St., at 8 a.m. More details here.

• The NAACP will be holding teach-ins on voting rights at Goler Memorial AME Zion Church, located at 630 N. Patterson Ave. in Winston-Salem, throughout the day. Voting Rights: A Moral Imperative runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Racial Violence & Criminal (In)Justice: From Selma to Charleston runs from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., The Fight for Economic Justice & Living Wages runs from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m., and Building Coalitions to Sustain a Social Justice Movement runs from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.

• NC Supreme Court Justice Bob Edmunds addresses the conservative lunch club at the Golden Corral at Hanes Mall in Winston-Salem at 12:15 p.m.

• Smith Senior Center, located at 2401 Fairview St. in Greensboro, hosts a watch party for the White House Conference on Aging from 1 to 4 p.m.

• The Rich Fork Preserve, Hedgecock Farm & Conner Trail Committee meets at High Point Museum, located at 1859 E. Lexington Ave., at 1:30. Background here. Email Dot Kearns at [email protected] for more information.

• Myles Cunliffe, a British mixologist, discusses barrel aging and other fine points of spirit making, at the Marshall Free House, located at 1211 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro, from 2 to 4 p.m. The event is free to individuals in the bar industry. To reserve a spot, contact [email protected]

• The finance committee of Winston-Salem City Council meets in Room 239 of City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St., at 4:30 p.m. Agenda here.


• The North Carolina NAACP’s Mass Moral Monday suite of activities culminates with a rally for voting rights at Corpening Plaza, located at 231 W. First St. in Winston-Salem, at 5 p.m. More details here.

• The Greensboro Zoning Commission meets in the council chamber at Melvin Municipal Office Building, located at 300 W. Washington St., from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

• The High Point Parks and Recreation Commission meets the city’s parks and recreation office, located at 136 Northpoint Ave., at 5:30 p.m.

• The Burns Hill Neighborhood Association meets at Morehead Recreation Center, located 101 Price St., at 6 p.m.

• The public safety committee of Winston-Salem City Council considers approval of federal funds to pay for, among other items, a pole camera for video surveillance ($10,990) and a replacement bomb suit ($27,778) when it meets in Room 239 of City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St., at 6:30 p.m.

• The Oakview Citizens’ Council meets at Oakview Recreation Center, located at 503 James Road, at 7 p.m.