Buncombe County Commission­ers preview: Board gains ***UPDATED WITH APPOINTMEN­TS***

The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will kick off the month with what looks to be a short meeting. Topping the light Feb. 1 agenda,  commissioners will consider appointing candidates to the Asheville Planning and Zoning Commission, the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee, the Civic Center Commission and the URTV Board.

URTV: Channel vision

Depending on who you talk to, URTV is either facing imminent shutdown or adequately funded through next June. In the space of a few weeks, representatives of the public-access channel have given widely conflicting accounts of its financial status. “We’ll be out of money as of August,” Executive Director Pat Garlinghouse stated early last month […]

URTV removes board member

On Monday, the URTV Board of Directors voted, with one abstention, to remove Richard Bernier from his post, in a resolution asserting that in his outspoken criticism of the station’s management he had not dealt with conflicts correctly. Bernier replied that he was trying to bring up important issues of transparency that many of the other directors had ignored.