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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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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

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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Found: 2 male dogs on Spur 60 – UPDATE: RESOLVED

Update:  These dogs are back home with owner.  Thanks for your help. Found: Two male dogs (not neutered) running along Spur 60 at 5:30 pm Thursday 1/9/13. One is a brown and tan Lhasa Apso mix, and one is a

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, NC-Cherokee County

Weather Related Closings & Delays

If you are looking for Closings & Delays for this Friday morning, we want to redirect you to our Live Alerts Page at http://www.1320am.com/weather/alerts/ where we maintain the list. Have a great Friday. Feel free to share any post from the WKRK

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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

Blue Ridge Mountain EMC warns of scam phone calls targeting local residents

The following press release has been issued by Blue Ridge Mountain EMC: Several Blue Ridge Mountain EMC Members have contacted our office today (January 2, 2014) and reported receiving phone calls attempting to solicit immediate payment for overdue electric accounts,

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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

Veteran Newsman Dave McBride joins WKRK

WKRK is excited to announce a new addition to our broadcast lineup: veteran newsman Dave McBride. 2013 was a great year for growth and we sincerely appreciate all our sponsors, listeners and online friends for keeping us on our toes.

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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 Dachshund – UPDATE: RESOLVED

UPDATE:  This dog has been located.  Thanks for your help. From Rebecca A. Swann: “We are a family from Macon, Georgia and we were up visiting relatives for Thanksgiving in Morganton, GA. We rented a cabin from the company Escape

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, GA-Union County, NC-Cherokee County

Found: Cat in Culberson

Found:  Gray and white male cat with semi-long fur. He has a bob tail and is extremely friendly. Found near the Culberson area. Contact Jessica Blomgren via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jessica.blomgren.75 to claim. Feel free to share any post from the WKRK website

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Posted in GA-Fannin County, NC-Cherokee County

WKRK’s Closings & Delays Text Messaging Service Unavailable

Attention to those who had signed up to receive school closings via our TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE: Recent changes in the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act required all existing text messaging subscribers to opt back into the system. What happened? Last

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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

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