Daily Beat: Sept. 8, 2014



• Republican Charlie Mellies, a public defender in the Forsyth County court system, is challenging Democratic incumbent Susan Speaks Frye for the position of clerk of superior court. Running the local court system is a real job like sheriff, as opposed to the part-time elected positions on city council or the county commission. Mellies speaks to the conservative lunch group at Golden Corral at Hanes Mall at noon.

• The City/County Utilities Commission, which services Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, meet in City Council Chambers, located at 101 N. Main St., at 2 p.m.
• The finance committee of the Winston-Salem City Council meets at 4:30 p.m. in Room 239 of City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St. Here’s the agenda.


EthNosh GSO holds its next NoshUp at Banh Mi Saigon, located at 3808 High Point Road, at 5:30 p.m. Banh mi, a culinary legacy of French colonialism in Vietnam, generally features marinated pork stuffed into a baguette with pickled carrots, cilantro and jalapeños. All three members of the editorial staff at Triad City Beat swear by it, and we know Banh Mi Saigon to be one of the best.

• Convocation: It means everyone is free to contribute to the conversation. That’s fitting for an event whose featured speakers are Marina Sitrin and Dario Azzelini, co-authors of They Can’t Represent Us: Re-Inventing Democracy from Greece to Occupy. The convo goes down at Coltrane Hall on the campus of Winston-Salem State University at 5:30 p.m.

• The public safety committee of Winston-Salem City Council discusses skateboarding and body-worn cameras for police officers when it meets in Room 239 of City Hall, located at 101 N. Main St., at 6 p.m. Wake Forest Innovation Quarter wants the city to extend its prohibition on skateboarding downtown to include its campus. The committee will also consider a request by the police to install surveillance cameras downtown. Any skateboarders, civil libertarians or police accountability advocates planning to attend?

• The city of Greensboro’s parks and recreation and water resources departments host a public meeting on something called “a low impact demonstration project,” designed to address problems with roof drainage and soil erosion at Brown Recreation Center. The meeting takes place at the rec center, which is located at 302 E. Vandalia Road, at 6:30 p.m.

• The Gate City Get Down waxes vinyl at Westerwood Tavern, located at 508 Guilford Ave. in Greensboro, at 9 p.m.

• Home team Ameriglow (Greensboro) hosts away team Free Clinic (Wilmington) at New York Pizza, located at 337 Tate St., for a late show (for a Monday, anyway) at 10 p.m.