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Question: What's the latest on the possibility of North Carolina setting up a nonpartisan or bipartisan Redistricting Commission to draw the state's next ten years' elections districts? Or, is there a possibility such a "redistricting commission" could be mandated at the federal level through Congress? Hoping for fairness in this process...

Susan Frady, who retired from the city of Hendersonville as the Development Assistance Director, was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by state Sen. Chuck Edwards.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WLOS) — A bill to raise the minimum age to get married from age 14 to 18 has been halted in North Carolina’s General Assembly, despite bipartisan support. North Carolina and Alaska are the only two remaining states that allow 14-year-olds to marry, and North Carolina is becoming a destination state for child marriage because of this.

A new proposal crafted by Republicans would ban teen marriage where a teen is marrying a much older person. The bill would restrict the age spread to four years so, for example, a 16-year-old could not marry a 20-year-old, or even at 21-year-old.

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina (WLOS) -- Cancer caused 66-percent of career firefighter line of duty deaths nationwide between 2002 and 2019 according to data from the International Association of Fire Fighters.

The reason why is the focus of News 13’s Deadlier than Fire series and documentary following several firefighters through their cancer battle. News 13 sat down with firefighters and lawmakers trying to reconcile their battle for better benefits during a fight for their lives.

ASHEVILLE — Testing conducted by local conservation organization MountainTrue has found that cattle and faulty or inadequate sewer, septic or water treatment infrastructure are the major sources of E. coli pollution in the French Broad River, the organization said Thursday. 

MountainTrue’s French Broad Riverkeeper conducts regular water quality monitoring of rivers and streams throughout the French Broad River Basin, including weekly testing of more than 30 recreation areas from May to September.