Daily Beat: June 30, 2014

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The first and third Mondays of the month are typically designated for city council meetings in Winston-Salem and High Point, while the second and fourth are often scheduled with committee meetings. This being a rare fifth Monday, that means no meetings. Consider it an ease-up in advance of the Fourth of July weekend for elected officials and the dedicated citizens who monitor their public deliberations.

Today is the deadline for North Carolina eugenics victims to apply for compensation. Read Jonathan Michel’s story about the state’s shameful history of sterilizing poor women.

Today:

• John Davenport, a Republican member of the Winston-Salem/Forysth County School Board and candidate for reelection, takes questions from conservative voters at the Golden Corral at Hanes Mall at noon.

Tonight:

• Citizens in the Union Cross area of Winston-Salem are invited to the Sedge Garden Recreation Center, located at 401 Robbins Road, at 6 p.m. for a community meeting to learn about the impact of the Solomon Road widening project.

• Mitch Hayes, whose music resides in a transitional neighborhood between bluegrass and rock, plays at Scuppernong Books, located at 304 S. Elm St. in Greensboro, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Camel City Jazz Orchestra plays at Krankie’s Coffee, located at 211 E. Third St. in Winston-Salem, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Birthday of note: Veteran political strategist and Jesse Helms protege Carter Wrenn turns 62.