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General Public Comment During COVID-19

HOW TO SUBMIT GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENTS TO TOWN COUNCIL DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

At Town Council’s regular monthly meetings, citizens are typically provided with an opportunity to make general public comments to Town Council. It is important for the Town’s citizens to continue to have this opportunity despite the COVID-19 public health emergency, but public safety considerations are also important.

Until it is safe for us to gather as a community again, public comments must be submitted in advance of Town Council meetings subject to the following guidance:

  1. Public comments should be limited to no more than 450 words and no more than one public comment per meeting can be submitted.
  2. Public comments timely received will be read into the record of the meeting during the general public comment period.
  3. Public comments can be submitted as follows:
    1. By emailing to [email protected] at least 6 hours prior to the meeting;
    2. By putting your written comment in a drop box at Town Hall (located at front entrance and back parking lot) at least 6 hours prior to the meeting;
    3. By mailing your written comment to (but must be received not later than the mail delivery time on the day of the meeting):

Town of Weaverville

PO Box 338

Weaverville, NC 28787

Attn: Public Comments

  1. Public comments must observe the normal rules of decorum for public comments during in-person meetings. Public comments containing personal attacks will not be read.

If you have questions or require additional assistance in providing public comments, please contact the Town Clerk, Derek Huninghake, at (828)645-7116 or [email protected] .

Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as the Town’s elected officials and staff work to continue to provide governmental services to the best of our ability during this time. We all hope to be back together soon!

Oldtime/Traditional Musicians Roger Howell and Friends to perform at Weaverville’s last event of 2nd Saturday Summer Series at 6pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019

Please remember to join us THIS SATURDAY from 6pm-8pm for our last concert of the summer in the Main Street Nature Park! Bring a picnic, blanket and chairs and enjoy this wonderful family-friendly evening hosted by the Town of Weaverville!
We’re pleased to have Roger Howell and Friends perform for us and know you will have a great time!
Information about our musicians:
Roger Howell (Fiddle and Banjo) – For almost all of his 70 years Roger Howell has resided on Banjo Branch, on the slopes of Bailey Mountain, near Mars Hill in Madison County. It was on Banjo Branch, in early childhood, that he first grew to love the music of his native county. He later picked up his urge to play string music from several neighborhood families who played guitar, banjo and fiddle, and also from the early TV shows of Flatt & Scruggs, Porter Wagoner, and The Stoneman Family. He has since won a great many awards, including first place in fiddle (many times) at such festivals as Fiddlers Grove, the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, and the North Carolina Mountain State Fair, and first place in banjo at the Georgia Mountain Fair. He appears on many recordings, including Blue Ridge Mountain Music, Volume I, which has been sold in gift shops along the Blue Ridge Parkway for nearly three decades, thus dispersing thousands of copies all around the world. Howell has also produced several of his own recordings, including the best-selling Hills & Heroes in 2003, and is highly sought-after in the studio, appearing on over 30 recordings over the years. Howell has played in bands with other great musicians of the North Carolina mountains, as the fiddler for the Carroll Best String Band, and as a founding member of the award-winning Carolina Old-Timers String Band and Bailey Mountain Ramblers. These days he can be found playing with his many friends at area festivals, and at the popular weekly Bluegrass Jam at Zuma Coffee in Marshall with legendary fiddler and friend Bobby Hicks.
Jerry Sutton (Guitar) – Widely respected as a musician, Jerry Sutton is in the middle generation of a multigenerational family of musicians. He is the son of the late fiddler Grover Sutton, and the father of Leesa Sutton Brandon and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Bryan Sutton. Family and friends alike cite him as an important musical mentor. He says, “I learned [back-up guitar playing] from my dad and other local fiddlers at jam sessions,” beginning in the late 1950s. He grew to be an accomplished flatpicker in lead and solo roles as well, and also sings and plays banjo and bass. Among the many awards he has won are first place in guitar at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair, second place in guitar at the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, and first place in bass at Fiddler’s Grove. Jerry Sutton can be heard on recordings with his father, Grover Sutton, with the Hominy Valley String Band and the Pisgah Pickers, as well as with his son Bryan on Sugar Hill Records.
Cathy Arrowood (Upright Bass) – From Marshall, Cathy plays with several groups in the Asheville area year round.