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Arrest made in the theft of Hiwassee Dam travel trailer

The following news release has been furnished by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Murphy, NC— Cherokee County Sheriff Keith Lovin announces the October 6, 2014 arrest of

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, Regional News, TN-Monroe County

WKRK welcomes 2 new faces (and voices)

WKRK asks that you join us in welcoming 2 new interns to our station:  Anthony Evans and Jess Nix. Anthony and Jess both have an interest in broadcasting and will be gaining valuable work experience with WKRK while finishing up

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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

WCU’s fall foliage forecaster says outlook improving for WNC leaf-peepers

The outlook for a bright leaf season is improving, as Western Carolina University fearless fall foliage forecaster Kathy Mathews has updated her prediction about the quality of the annual color show, based on changing conditions in the mountains. “The weather

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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

CORRECTED DATES: Panther Top Fire Tower Open to Public on Selected Dates

The USDA Forect Service has revised the dates from the original press release.  See below for the corrections: The USDA Forest Service announced that it is opening the Panther Top Fire Tower to the public for viewing on selected dates.

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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

Panther Top Fire Tower Open to Public on Selected Dates

The USDA Forect Service has revised the dates from the original press release.  See below for the corrections: The USDA Forest Service announced that it is opening the Panther Top Fire Tower to the public for viewing on selected dates.

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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

Georgia man convicted of killing mother and sister sentenced to life in prison without parole

The following news release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  Suspect has been found guilty in a court of law. Murphy, NC— Nearly two years after 56-year-old Douglas Glenn Parker, of Dalton, Georgia was charged with the murder

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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

Sheriff’s Office seeks your help locating suspect

The following press release has been provided by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Joshua Ryan Lowe is wanted for Obstruction of Justice. Lowe is presently believed to be

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

Missing juvenile from Clay County

UPDATE:  5:20 pm, Tuesday, April 22 – Melvin Cantrell from Clay County Sheriff’s Office tells WKRK that the missing juvenile has now been located.  Thanks for your assistance. Previous article: Clay County Sheriff Vic Davis asks for your help by

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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 Awards Contract for Access Route to Casino in Cherokee County

The N.C. Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to build an access road from U.S. 19/74/129 and Regal Road to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Boundary in Cherokee County. Once completed, the nearly half-mile road will create access to

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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

Reporting Power Outages during the storm

Remember, should you lose power during the storm, do not call 911 … call your power company to report outages. Write these numbers down and post them on your refrigerator. Blue Ridge Mountain EMC: NC customers: 828-837-1017 GA customers: 706-379-3121

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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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