Daily Beat: July 21, 2014



Farmer Brown’s Provisions, a mobile produce market, is at Center City Park in downtown Greensboro from noon to 2 p.m.

• Right-wing talk-radio host Bill Flynn speaks to the Forsyth County conservatives at the Golden Corral at Hanes Mall from noon to 1 p.m.

• Gov. Pat McCrory, Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos, Medicaid Director Robin Cummings host a roundtable discussion at Cone Hospital. The event is closed to the press. Not sure about the rest of you suckers.

• High Point City Council is busy today. The council meets in closed session at 3:30 p.m. to discuss a personnel matter. Just a wild guess, but I wonder if they are going to hire Randy McCaslin, currently serving as interim, as city manager.

• Then, at 4:30 p.m., the finance committee meets in the cramped City Manager’s Conference Room at the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St. Though the committee officially reviews finance-related agenda items, it includes all members of council, the conversation often veers into other subjects and it takes place before the formal city council meeting. For all those reasons, it’s been dubbed “the meeting before the meeting.”


• High Point City Council meets in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St., at 5:30 p.m. Interim City Manager Randy McCaslin is expected to present a resolution outlining the job responsibilities of the core city coordinator, a position formerly filled by Wendy Fuscoe in the capacity of executive director of the City Project. The rest of the agenda is available here.

• Film critic Budd Wilkins introduces the Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo at the Carolina Theatre, located at 310 S. Greene St. in Greensboro, at 7 p.m. As I discovered through my reporting last week, this guy is fount of Hitchcock trivia. You can learn more about Budd’s work in Wednesday’s print edition.

• Winston-Salem City Council meets at Room 230 of City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St., at 7 p.m. The agenda includes authorization of a $139.2 million bond referendum for streets and sidewalks, public safety facilities, parks and recreation, housing and economic development.