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.


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

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.

Local News
9:05 am
Wed November 19, 2014

TV Show Mythbusters Comes To Charlotte

On the Discovery Show "Mythbusters," hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman test out well-known and some not-so-well-known myths to see if they’re true. For example: the urban legend that combining the candy Pop Rocks and soda can cause your stomach to explode. Now the show is going on the road to theaters across the country for live performances, including a stop in Charlotte. Adam Savage joins us now.

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Local News
9:13 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Evil Dead The Musical Comes To Charlotte


On this Halloween we’re going to look at a musical adaptation of Evil Dead, a much loved cult horror film.  The film Evil Dead, which came out in the early 80s, is about a group of teenagers who unleash an evil force while at a cabin in the woods.  The movie spawned two sequels and launched the career of B-actor Bruce Campbell.  Evil Dead the Musical is coming to Charlotte on November 11 in Knight Theater.    Christopher Bond is the co-creator and co-composer.  He’s also the director, and he joins us now.

Local And State Elections
9:00 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Little-Known State Constitutional Amendment On NC Ballot

The race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina has gotten a lot of the attention this election.  But when you go to vote, you’ll be asked about a proposed change to the state constitution.  The amendment would allow a criminal defendant to have his right to a trial by jury be waived, per a judge’s approval, as long as the state is not seeking the death penalty.  We reached out to Jeff Welty who teaches public law and government at UNC Chapel Hill to find out more.

NC News
9:22 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Early Voting And Other Election Matters With Analyst Michael Bitzer

Today is the first day of early voting in North Carolina for next month’s election.   Because of a law passed last year by Republicans in the General Assembly, the number of early voting days has been reduced.  The law also does away with same-day registration.  So, if you haven’t yet registered to vote, you won’t be able to cast a ballot this election.   Joining Morning Edition host Marshall Terry for our Thursday political chat is Catawba Science political professor Michael Bitzer.

NC News
9:56 am
Mon October 20, 2014

NC Businessman Turns Profit From Public Education Dollars

There’s a profit to be made off charter schools: charter school boards can hire for-profit companies to manage schools. Many charters in North Carolina are run this way. But should the owner of a for-profit company also have a seat on the charter school board that selects the company? That was long the case with Baker Mitchell. He owns a management company that runs four charter schools in the eastern part of the state. ProPublica’s Marian Wang took a look at Mitchell and his company Roger Bacon Academy. She joins Morning Edition host Marshall Terry to discuss.