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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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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

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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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, TN-Monroe County, TN-Polk County

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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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

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

Two arrested in Swain County on meth charges

The following 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 charged and arrested 2 people last night (1/21/2014) on drug

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Posted in 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

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

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