Marshall Terry

Morning Edition Host

Marshall came to WFAE after graduating from Appalachian State University, where he worked at the campus radio station and earned a degree in communication.  He divides his time between delivering newscasts during the day at the top of every hour and reporting on everything from hot peppers to a museum dedicated to the theory that Abraham Lincoln was born in North Carolina.    Outside of radio, he loves listening to music and going to see bands - preferably in small, dingy clubs.

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Local News
9:49 am
Thu March 26, 2015

While The Neighborhood Around It Changed, Dilworth Billiards Held Steady For 35 Years

Dilworth Billiards owner Eric Sprouse
Marshall Terry 90.7 WFAE

Next month, a landmark of Charlotte’s Dilworth neighborhood is closing its doors after 35 years: Dilworth Billiards. Owner Eric Sprouse says when he opened in the late 70s, pool halls had a bad reputation.

“People equated them to a rough place, a hangout of misfits,” says Sprouse.

Sprouse wanted something different.  His pool hall stood out in the area just off South Boulevard bordering what is now South End – a part of town that could be rough. Dilworth Billiards was an upscale place to play, a place where you could bring a date. A place to meet your friends for a drink after work. Sprouse says the time is right to close. He just turned 65 and wants to retire.

He recently told us about the history of Dilworth Billiards and showed us some of his antique pool tables over a game of nine ball. The pool hall started as just a showroom for Sprouse’s side pool-table business while he worked full time in insurance.

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Local News
8:39 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Rising Comic Star John Mulaney Comes To Charlotte

John Mulaney at PaleyFest 2014
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John Mulaney is a rising young star in the comedy world.  The former Saturday Night Live writer recently created and starred in his own sitcom.  He’s now returned to touring the country doing standup and comes to Charlotte’s Knight Theater on Saturday.  He spoke to Morning Edition host Marshall Terry from the road. 


Local News
9:34 am
Wed February 25, 2015

CRE Superbug: What It Is, Who's Vulnerable, And Why Antibiotics Can Be A Problem

Credit cdc.gov

Hospitals in the Charlotte region are taking extra precautions against a deadly superbug called CRE. That's after a recent outbreak at a UCLA hospital. The infection is difficult to treat, but it's extremely rare for healthy people to get it inside or outside of hospitals.

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Politics
9:41 am
Thu February 5, 2015

SOTS Analysis: McCrory's Address Has 2016 Campaign In Mind

Michael Bitzer

Wednesday night, Governor Pat McCrory laid out his political priorities in the State of the State Address.  Michael Bitzer is a political scientist with Catawba College.  He joins Morning Edition host Marshall Terry for his take on the speech.


Local News
9:37 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Mavis Staples On Civil Rights Movement And Still Performing At 75

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Mavis Staples of the legendary Staple Singers got her start as a teenager in the 50s in her family’s band.  In the 60s, the Staple Singers, led the by the patriarch Roebuck “Pops” Staples, become well-known as a voice of the Civil Rights movement.  Mavis Staples is performing at Wingate University this evening.  Morning Edition host Marshall Terry caught up with her before the show, and asked her about her memories of the Civil Rights era.


Local News
9:04 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Friendship 9 Civil Rights Protesters To Have Convictions Cleared After More Than 50 Years

Rock Hill Municipal Judge Jane Modla points to the names of the Friendship 9 members in a 1961 court docket.
Marshall Terry 90.7 WFAE

In 1961, 10 African-Americans were convicted of trespassing and breach of the peace for refusing to leave a McCrory’s store all-white lunch counter in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina. The men were given two options at sentencing: serve 30 days in jail, or pay a $100 dollar fine.  Nine of the 10 chose jail and received 30 days of hard labor at the York County Prison farm. It was the beginning of the “Jail, No Bail” strategy of the Civil Rights Movement. That group of nine is known as the Friendship Nine, named for the junior college many of them attended.

Their convictions are still on the books. That will change today.

York County’s Solicitor Kevin Brackett will tell a judge the convictions should be cleared. WFAE's Marshall Terry spoke to him outside the courtroom where today’s hearing will take place.


Arts & Life
5:48 am
Mon January 26, 2015

When Cars Ran On Rails; Charlotte's Streetcar Past

An undated photograph of a streetcar in Dilworth, Charlotte's original streetcar neighborhood
Credit Courtesy of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

It's time for another radio road trip Along the Great Wagon Road - our series exploring the history of the Charlotte region with Tom Hanchett of the Levine Museum of the New South.

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Local News
9:51 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Cemetery Supervisor Shares Stories From 30 Years On The Job

Grave of Henry Severs
Marshall Terry 90.7 WFAE

The City of Charlotte maintains six municipal cemeteries, and for more than 30 years Mike Shroyer was in charge of them. He retired at the end of 2014 as supervisor of those cemeteries, which altogether he says average about 450 burials a year.

It’s a career we don’t hear about often. “People would ask me, ‘what do you do, who you work for?'" says Shroyer.  "And I'd say 'I work for the city of Charlotte.'  And I kind of left it at that until they said 'Well, what do you do?'  And I'd say, 'Well, I'm over the city cemeteries,' and you'd get these strange looks.  'Over the city cemeteries, how can you do that?'"

We caught up Shroyer at one of his old “offices” – Elmwood cemetery on the edge of uptown.


NC News
9:43 am
Wed December 10, 2014

A Conversation With Rep. Tim Moore, The Next NC House Speaker

Tim Moore
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In nominating Tim Moore of Kings Mountain to be the next House speaker, Republican members of the House of Representatives decided to be led by another lawmaker from the western part of the state. And like outgoing speaker Thom Tillis, Moore spread his campaign money. He gave $253,000 to other legislative candidates.

“No one, including me, enjoys raising money," Moore says." So I would certainly say whoever is going to be speaker, majority leader, and these other caucus offices needs to be someone who has the ability and the willingness and the time to go out and raise that money."

Moore will be formally elected speaker when the General Assembly convenes in January. Medicaid expansion is getting more attention leading up to the session. Governor McCrory has said he may propose expansion, and the idea is gaining traction in other states where Republican leaders have rejected it. But incoming speaker Moore isn’t interested in joining them.


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Local News
9:45 am
Tue November 25, 2014

How Charlotte's Historic West End Is Shaping The New South

Charlotte’s West End is the subject of a book called "Let There Be Light:  Exploring How Charlotte’s Historic West End is Shaping a New South.” It’s a collection of essays by local journalists, scholars, and civic leaders who explore the history and future of this largely African-American part of town just over I-77 from uptown. The book is a project of Johnson C. Smith University. Morning Edition host Marshall Terry visited school president Ronald Carter and asked him how this part of Charlotte is helping to shape the New South.


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