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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


Meals Available For Students During Remote Learning

Students attending Jackson County Public Schools will have an opportunity to pick up prepackaged meals during two remote instruction weeks beginning August 31.   School Nutrition Director Laura Cabe shared details of the plan with the Jackson County Board of Education at their regular business session on August 25.

Unlike the emergency feeding program during the spring and summer that provided funding so meals could be offered to any child in Jackson County, the current plan will only serve students who are enrolled in Jackson County Public Schools.

Breakfast and lunch will be available for pick-up at six schools and 18 distribution sites.  A list of pick-up locations is available on the district website at  Meal delivery cannot be provided.

Breakfast is free for all students, but only students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals will receive lunch at no cost.  The cost of lunch for students who are not eligible for free or reduced-price meals due to household size and income is $2.55 for grades PreK-3, $2.70 for grades 4-8 and $2.80 for grades 9-12.

Cabe said families who previously qualified for free or reduced-price meals need to reapply for the benefit, because their eligibility expires on September 28.  She encouraged all families regardless of income to complete the application at  A paper application is available upon request.

Neither cash nor checks will be accepted at the pick-up locations.  Families who do not qualify for free or reduced-price lunches and need to add money to a student’s meal account, can do so at

For more information, contact the Jackson County School Nutrition Program at (828) 586-2311 extension 1936.

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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