The following signs are prohibited in all zoning districts:
.1 Signs extending into the public right-of-way other than those permanent signs approved by the Town Manager of Huntersville along town-maintained streets and the North Carolina Department of Transportation along State System Streets.
.2 Roof signs.
.3 Portable signs (with the exception of sidewalk signs in accordance with Article 10.10.18).
.4 Flashing, fluttering, swinging, or rotating signs other than time and/or temperature signs and electronic scrolling signs.
.5 Signs that are similar in color, design, and appearance to traffic control signs.
.6 Vehicular signs as defined in Article 12 of this ordinance.
.7 Off-premise signs, including Outdoor Advertising Signs. See Sections 10.7.2 and 10.9, special exceptions for certain non-commercial signs. No internally illuminated or self luminous off-premise sign is permitted.
.8 Obsolete signs: signs that do not comply with the provisions of this ordinance and identify or advertise a use the operation of which has ceased for one year or more.
.9 Other signs not expressly allowed by this ordinance.
.10 Signs that are not effectively shielded as to prevent beams or rays of light from being directed at any portion of the traveled ways of controlled routes and which are of such intensity or brilliance as to cause glare or to impair the vision of the driver of any motor vehicle, or which otherwise interfere with the operation of a motor vehicle are prohibited.