Thursday, September 28, 2006

URTV Board Meeting

URTV Board Meeting
Asheville Office Park
September 28, 2006, 5:00 PM

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Hispanic Impact

Exploring the Economic Impact of North Carolina's Hispanic Population
Renaissance Hotel, Asheville
September 27, 2006, 12:00 PM

Monday, September 25, 2006

Governmental Affairs

Asheville Chamber of Commerce
Governmental Affairs Task Force
September 25, 2006, 12:00 PM
Agenda: Immigration, Energy/Alternative Fuels, EPA

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Brewfest 2006

Brewgrass Festival
Eagle/Market Street (The Block), Asheville
Saturday, September 23, 2006
12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Mark Crawford

Matt Mittan
Take a Stand
WWNC 570-AM
9/22/06 hr 3
Guest: Mark Crawford.

Audio File

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

McInerney

Lt. General Thomas McInerney, USAF (ret.)
The Blueprint for Victory in the Global War on Terrorism

John Locke Foundation Headliner Luncheon
Renaissance Hotel, Asheville
September 19,2006, 12:00 PM

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Candidate Forum

Candidate Forum
Triedstone Missionary Baptist Church
100 Carroll Avenue, Asheville
September 12, 2006, 7:00 PM

In attendance: Rep. Susan Fisher, Mike Harrison, Doug Jones, Charles Thomas, Rep. Bruce Goforth, Eric Gorny, Sen. Martin Nesbitt and RL Clark.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Town Hall

Charles Taylor's Immigration Town Hall
Blue Ridge Community College
Hendersonville, NC
September 9, 2006, 5:00 PM

Men's Club

Buncombe County Republican Men's Club
Cornerstone Restaurant
Tunnel Road, Asheville
September 9, 2006, 7:30 AM

Friday, September 08, 2006

Drum Circles

By Tim Peck
Mountain Guardian
September 8, 2006

All music is noise.

Music is a form of noise; it's a subset.

For example, if you are sitting quietly by yourself, that's quiet; or the absence of noise. If you start whistling, you're making noise. It might be musical noise but it's still noise. In other words, you're not
being quiet anymore.

The permit that the drummers have is the same that Bele Chere has -- or Shindig on the Green or road crews with jackhammers. It's a permit that allows the permit holder to exceed the limitations of the noise ordinance for a specific purpose approved of by the city. In other words, the city of Asheville prohibits noise generally but can allow it on certain occasions with a permit.

There is no music ordinance. The permit does not state that you must limit your noise to notes and melodies. The drummers can sing, drum, play flutes or hum in unison.

If the city deems that the event is in violation of the purpose for which the permit was originally issued, the city can revoke that permit and the permit holder would no longer have permission to exceed the noise ordinance.

I would suggest to the permit holder that they find a way to minimize their negative impact on the quality of life downtown, just as any other law abiding person would, and thereby retain their permit to engage in peaceable merry-making in Prichard Park, which is the perfect setting for this particular brand of it.

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