Daily Beat: Monday, April 9, 2014

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The High Point City Council officially meets today at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building located at 211 S. Hamilton St. But the meeting before the meeting — formally listed as the finance committee (a body that includes every member of council), where much of the juicy discussion takes place, is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the city manager’s conference room.

It could get interesting tonight, considering that the council has been holding close-door meetings to discuss a personnel issue involving the city manager for the past couple months. Or maybe nothing will happen. In any case, I’m told that it’s worthwhile to show up for the meeting before the meeting. Meetings of city council are by state law required to be open to the public. Maybe if enough people show up, they’ll move it from its current limited-seating venue to the more spacious council chamber, where the business of the people should be conducted.

Here’s the agenda for the official meeting.

The Winston-Salem City Council meets in Room 230 at City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St., at 7 p.m.

The agenda includes a public hearing on the North Suburban Area Plan Update and consideration of a loan request by Northwest Child Development Centers (back story here).

In Greensboro, Maya on Tate is campaigning to raise awareness as it struggles to survive the hit taken from bad weather in the past couple months. They have a wide offering of local art, music and vinyl. Stop in and do your part to help this local business survive.

Steve Moran, a self-described “easy-listening” guitarist, does his thing at Scuppernong Books, located at 304 S. Elm St. in Greensboro, at 5:30 p.m.

Alfred Harrell hosts an open mic addressing local and global social issues as part of the 2014 Year of 100 Thousand Poets for Change campaign. Angela Moran of Change Purse talks about domestic minor sex trafficking in the United States. The festivities jump off at the Central Library, located at 219 N. Church St. in downtown Greensboro, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Of course, RiverRun Film Festival continues all week in Winston-Salem. Visit their site to find film listings and pick up a copy of our latest issue for comprehensive coverage.