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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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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

Absconding sex offender located

The following press release has been issued by Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Murphy, NC— Adam Reece Taylor, a 35 year old Murphy North Carolina man who had

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

Found: Reddish Brown Lab Mix

#MissingPets – Found: Reddish Brown Lab mix.  Less than 1 year old.  Found on Highway 64 West across from Payne Tire. No collar or tags. Contact Ashley at (706) 502-5397  or Mary at (404) 538-3089 to claim. Feel free to share

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Posted in NC-Cherokee County, TN-Polk County

Missing female Beagle past Ranger

Missing: Female Beagle off Hwy 64 near mile marker 5/6, past the Ranger area. Colors are white and browns.   She is wearing a purple multi-color collar and is very friendly. She answers to the name Molly. Please call Kara

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Posted in NC-Cherokee 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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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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