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Lambert named General Manager of new Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino

The following press release has been issued by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. Lumpy Lambert has been named General Manager of Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel, effective January 17, 2014 announced Brooks Robinson, Senior Vice President & General Manager of

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BRMEMC & TVA cancel conservative operations request

Extremely cold temperatures dogged our region overnight, significantly increasing power demands on both BRMEMC and TVA. TVA’s power system set a preliminary all-time peak winter demand record estimated at 33,345 megawatts on Friday morning, January 24 (at 8 am EDT),

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Another round of closings and delays for Friday

With Friday morning temperatures expected to be in the single digits, many schools in the WKRK coverage area have decided to cancel or delay classes.  Wind chill values are expected to be below zero.  For the complete list, look for

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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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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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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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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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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

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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