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Hayesville woman charged with Theft by Deception and Larceny

The following press release has been issued by the Towns County Sheriff’s Office.  All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Mary Kathleen Maddox, 45, of Hayesville, North Carolina, was charged with Theft by Deception

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Posted in GA-Towns County, NC-Clay County, Regional News

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

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

Missing Siberian Husky from Hiawassee, GA

#MissingPets – Missing: a 5+ year old Siberian Husky purebred. He is black with white and gray markings and his eyes are bright blue. He went missing from the Hogsed Road area in Hiawassee, GA. He has a microchip and

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Posted in GA-Towns County

Missing: Jack Russell/Rat Terrier mix – UPDATE: RESOLVED

Update:  We are sorry to report that this dog was hit by a car and is no longer with us.  #MissingPets – Missing since Thursday is a small Jack Russell/Rat Terrier mix, approximately 4 years old.  All white except for

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Posted in GA-Towns County, GA-Union 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

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