Daily Beat: Oct. 28, 2014

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Today:

• The community housing & neighborhood development committee of High Point City Council meets in the City Manager’s Conference Room of the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St., at 9 a.m. The agenda includes an analysis of impediments and assessments of a fair-housing report, an update on potential state tax credit housing projects, a presentation on the city of Charlotte’s affordable housing program, a presentation on new market tax credits, core city down payment assistance, and an update on the Meredith Street Apartments.

• Students, faculty and staff at UNCG hold a silent vigil to express solidarity with Lyda Carpen, Chris English — three employees of the university relations department who were unceremoniously charged with 22 felonies related to side works. The protesters are asking Chancellor Linda Brady to end the university’s role as a complainant in the criminal case. Participants are asked to wear black. The vigil takes place on the Elliott University Center lawn at 12:15 p.m.

• Greensboro City Council holds a work session in the Plaza Level Conference Room in the Melvin Municipal Office Building, located at 300 W. Washington St., from 3 to 5 p.m.

Tonight:

• The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School Board meets in the Education Building, located at 4801 Bethania Station Road, at 5:30 p.m. Agenda here.

• The High Point Planning & Zoning Commission meets in Council Chambers in the Municipal Building, located at 211 S. Hamilton St., at 6 p.m. Agenda here.

• Paula Wells, a lawyer, explains “why marriage equality matters, why it remains a divisive issue within the [United Church of Christ] and the obstacles that must be overcome before marriage equality and the independence of the clergy are a reality in the state of North Carolina” at a meeting of the Triad chapter of Americans United for Separation of the Church and State at Polo Recreation Center, located 1850 Polo Road in Winston-Salem, at 7 p.m.

• High Point City Councilman Jason Ewing holds a town hall meeting for wards 5 and 6 at Deep River Recreation Center, located at 1529 Skeet Club Road, at 7 p.m.

• Matty Sheets hosts open mic at New York Pizza, located at 337 Tate St. in Greensboro. Sign up begins at 9:30 p.m. Expect some kind of awards ceremony. Best Original Song and Best Freestyle are the nail-biters.

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