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BRMEMC & TVA seek reductions of nonessential loads

Continued extremely cold temperatures have significantly increased power demand for both BRMEMC and TVA this week, as energy usage since yesterday reached near-record levels for TVA.  TVA’s power system realized a peak demand of over 30,100 megawatts on Wednesday morning,

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

Cold morning temps once again hinder schools

Frigid early morning temperatures and some icy secondary roads are creating potential issues for school bus riders and buses, causing Thursday morning delays and closings for many schools in the WKRK coverage area. For the complete list, look for the

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

NCDOT Crews Clearing Snow, Ice in Western NC

The latest round of winter weather brought snow and ice to the North Carolina mountains, and N.C. Department of Transportation crews are working today to clear roads for motorists traveling throughout the region. Most interstates and primary routes in western North Carolina

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

Missing Juvenile from Swain County – UPDATE: BOTH INDIVIDUALS LOCATED

The following updated press release has been issued by Swain County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. “The Swain County Sheriff’s Office has located Destiny Taylor and Dillan Hart. These individuals

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

Winter weather affecting local school systems

Cold temperatures and snowfall in parts of WKRK’s coverage area are affecting school schedules for Wednesday, January 22. To view the full list of closings and delays, visit http://www.1320am.com/weather/alerts/   Feel free to share any post from the WKRK website that

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Gilmer County, GA-Towns County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

Missing dogs from Nantahala River area

#MissingPets:  ”Bud” and “Purdee” are missing from Nantahala River area near the Macon/Clay County line.  Collars have phone numbers. Bud is an English Setter and is chipped. Purdee is a Pointer. Please contact Debbie Hutchison Casebier at https://www.facebook.com/debbie.casebier if found. Feel

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County

NC DOT Division 14 STI Public Meeting Rescheduled

Please note new date for meeting.  Due to scheduling conflicts, the Division 14 STI public meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 4. The meeting’s time and location remain the same. The news release below is updated to reflect the

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

Found Hound/Lab mix in Warne

#MissingPets – Found in Warne, NC is a larger, young Hound/Lab mix.  He is brown with red collar.  No tags seen.  He’s very thin and very friendly but scared.  Please text (828) 557-8225 to claim. Feel free to share any

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County

NCDOT Wants to Hear from You Regarding Local Transportation Priorities

The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to hear from North Carolinians regarding their transportation priorities as part of its efforts to implement the state’s new Strategic Transportation Investments law. Signed into law by Gov. McCrory last summer, House Bill 817 “Strategic Transportation

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, NC-Clay County, NC-Graham County, NC-Macon County, NC-Swain County, Regional News

Stolen Vehicle Recovered, man arrested

The following press release has been issued by Clay County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. What started out as a property crime, then escalated to an assault, ended up getting

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Posted in NC-Clay County, Regional News

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