Winter Storm Warning Jackson CountyLocal Weather Alerts

Winter Storm Warning
...winter Storm Warning Remains In Effect Until 8 Am Est Monday... * What...heavy Mixed Precipitation. Additional Snow And Sleet Accumulations Of 1 To 6 Inches And Ice Accumulations Of Around One Tenth Of An Inch. Winds Gusting As High As 50 Mph. * Where...the Mountains Of The Carolinas And Northeast Georgia. * When...until 8 Am Est Monday. ...Read More.
Effective: January 16, 2022 at 10:13amExpires: January 17, 2022 at 8:00amTarget Area: Avery; Buncombe; Burke Mountains; Caldwell Mountains; Graham; Haywood; Henderson; Macon; Madison; McDowell Mountains; Mitchell; Northern Jackson; Polk Mountains; Rutherford Mountains; Southern Jackson; Swain; Transylvania; Yancey


At Least Five Arrests For Recent Arson Fires

Several people have been arrested for a number of arson fires in the region. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says there were at least seven fires intentionally set in Tuckasegee. One of the latest fires did some pretty serious damage to the back side of the Tuckasegee VFW building. But the arsonists also broke into one home and set a fire. We know of five arrests, including 19 year-old Orlando Muniz, 32 45 year-old David Ray Simms, 28 year-old Kala Marie Bueno, 32 year-old Cenobio Mendoza, and 26 year old Amber Nicole Simon.

Andy Rogers

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.
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