Daily Beat: Oct. 20, 2014

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Twins_of_Evil_posterToday:

• Five Republican candidates for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board take part in a candidate forum hosted by the conservative lunch group at the Golden Corral at Hanes Mall at noon. The candidates include Lori Goins Clark, Dana Caudill Jones, Robert Barr, Mark R. Johnson and John Davenport.

• Gov. Pat McCrory visits the High Point Furniture Market at 3 p.m., beginning his tour at the Klaussner Furniture Showroom.

• 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. Among the items on the committee’s agenda is a $1.8 million contract with Taser International for the purchase of body-worn police cameras. The committee will also consider a $290,000 contract with Davenport Engineering for a study of traffic impacts during the renovation of Business 40. The company is owned by Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board Vice President John Davenport.

• High Point City Council receives a financial update from staff during a committee of the whole meeting for finance-related items on the agenda in the City Manager’s Conference Room of the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St., at 4:30 p.m.

Tonight:

• The Greensboro Transportation Department hosts an informational workshop to discuss potential improvements to East Vandalia Road from 5 to 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Brown Recreation Center, located at 302 E. Vandalia Road. More information here.

• High Point City Council moves across the hall for its regular meeting in council chambers in the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St., at 5:30 p.m. Among the items on the agenda is a proposal to restripe two blocks of West Kivett Drive to create on-street parking and yet another request from High Point University to close a street.

• The public safety committee of Winston-Salem City Council continues its review of a proposed skateboarding ban in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter and consider a proposal to spend $50,000 to hire ex-offenders for eight 16-week temporary positions in vegetation management for the city. The committee meets in Room 239 of City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St., at 6 p.m.

• The Crown at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro screens Twins of Evil at 7 p.m.