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Items from across the Triad and Beyond, compiled by Keith T. Barber and Jordan Green

Boyd announces candidacy for Winston- Salem council Jimmie Boyd, a retired Winston-Salem police supervisor, said he plans to seek the Democratic nomination to represent the city’s Southeast Ward in the upcoming partisan municipal elections. Boyd faces at least two contenders for his party’s nomination — incumbent Evelyn Terry and James Taylor, a 28-year-old juvenile justice counselor. Boyd lost to Terry by a razor-thin margin of two votes during the 2005 municipal primary. Boyd, who president of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County chapter of the NAACP, said he believes a strong voter turnout should help him secure the nomination. Only 5.7 percent of registered voters went to the polls during the municipal primary in 2005. Boyd said his campaign platform and slogan — bridging the gap to a better community — mirror that of his 2005 run. Boyd said he plans on focusing on increasing diversity on city council

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