Daily Beat: July 15, 2014

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Today:

The biggest thing today is the run-off election between Mark Walker and Phil Berger Jr. to determine the Republican nominee for the 6th US Congressional district. The winner will face Democrat Laura Fjeld in the general election.

Bandito Burrito and Truckin’ with Tipsy’z supply the vittles for the food-truck roundup at Center City Park in downtown Greensboro from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• The High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau meets at the String & Splinter Club, located at 305 W. High Ave., at noon.

• The general government committee of Winston-Salem City Council meets in Committee Room 239 of City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St., at 4:30 p.m. The committee will discuss the possibility of extending domestic partner benefits to same-sex couples. The city of Greensboro has had such a policy in place since 2007. Opponents of the marriage amendment, approved by voters across the state in May 2012, argued that the change would make domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples unconstitutional, but the UNC School of Government has provided an opinion that cities are within their rights to provide whatever benefits they see fit to their employees.

The committee will also review information about AT&T internet service sites as part of a planned ultra high-speed fiber network and hear a report on the Compassionate Cities program. Also, the committee will consider demolition and removal orders against the following property owners: Richard Miller, Juan Jose Sanchez and Felicia D. Vargas, Pamela A. Carson, Emmanuel Reyes Jaime Antonio, Bonnie Louise Gantt and ASAP Property Management LLC.

Tonight:

• The public works committee of the Winston-Salem City Council meets in Committee Room 239 of City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St., at 6 p.m. The agenda includes a report on planned Business 40 improvements.

MaxMyShopping kicks off a Kickstarter campaign for its new food-assistance app at City 616, located at 614 S. Elam St. in Greensboro, at 7 p.m. The event serves as a double launch party for both entities. For more information on the project, call Beth Livingston at 336.416.4232.

• The Nectar Unit, opens for the Travers Brothership at the Blind Tiger, located at 1819 Spring Garden St. in Greensboro, at 9 p.m.