Hormel Food Corp., a Fremont, NE establishment, is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal.

The man who drowned last Sunday at Elk River Falls has been identified. Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye released a statement Friday afternoon.

The High Country United Way received another donation from Publix at Three Creeks in Boone last week.

A 4 square mile tract of land that runs from East King Street through the Boone medical district down to Payne Branch Road has been designated as a North Carolina Opportunity Zone.

Officials with the Pisgah National Forest ask visitors to avoid the Elk River Falls area on the Appalachian Ranger District until further notice.

The proposed county budget for Ashe County for fiscal year 2018-19 totals more than $35 million dollars.

A Tennessee Grand Jury has indicted Robert Leroy Littleton III with first-degree murder in the kidnapping and possible death of Carlton Lamaar Edmondson.

The Watauga County Board of Education approved changes to the dress code policy for Watauga Schools in an effort to make it more gender neutral.