Marshall Terry

Reporter/Newscaster

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
2:56 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

UNCC Professor Working On Invisibility

UNC Charlotte physics professor Greg Gbur demonstrates a crude invisibility cloak.
Credit Marshall Terry

One of the many magical objects in the Harry Potter series is the cloak of invisibility, which can render its wearer completely transparent.  Sounds like fantasy, but there are researchers who are actually working on trying to develop such an object.  One of them is UNC Charlotte physics professor Greg Gbur.   We visited his office to get a better understanding of his work.


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9:48 am
Wed September 18, 2013

NC Health Insurance Marketplace: Here's What's In Store

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WFAE's Marshall Terry discusses N.C.'s health insurance marketplace with one of the people in charge of marketplaces in the Southeast, Renard Murray.

We'll have a new way to sign up for health insurance in about two weeks. A key part of the Affordable Care Act called the marketplace, or exchange, opens for enrollment on October 1.

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9:27 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Charlotte Attorney Recalls March On Washington

Charles Jones
Credit Johnson C. Smith University

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the historic march on Washington, in which Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream Speech.”  The march drew thousands of people from all over the country.  One was an aspiring attorney from Charlotte named Charles Jones. He was attending law school at Howard University after graduating from Johnson C. Smith University. Jones helped organize the march as part of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.  He spoke to us about the experience.


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Local News
9:22 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Insights Into The Life Of Erica Parsons

Erica Parsons

A 13-year-old girl goes missing. No one says anything.  The parents? They say she was just being rebellious and figured she would someday return.

This is the case of Erica Parsons, of course. The Rowan County girl was last seen in November of 2011. Her brother reported her missing last month.

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Local News
11:24 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Poachers Threaten Venus Fly Trap

The Venus Fly Trap, found in the wild only in the area around Wilmington, NC.
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The Venus Fly Trap is known for clamping down on insects and digesting them. You probably knew that. But did you know this? The Venus Fly Trap only grows in the wild within about 90 miles of Wilmington.


Its range is shrinking. Development is one threat. And so are poachers. There have been several incidents of poaching in the last few years, and in May an estimated 1,000 Venus Flytraps were stolen from a Wilmington Park. That incident has spurred calls to make it a felony to poach the plant. It’s currently a misdemeanor. North Carolina Plant Conservation Board Chairman Mark Rose supports higher penalties.  He joined WFAE's Marshall Terry to discuss.

Local News
9:53 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Fans Gather To Celebrate Charlotte's Wrestling History

WFAE's Marshall Terry with The Rock N Roll Express, Robert Gibson (L) and Ricky Morton.
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  Stars of Charlotte’s wrestling past are back in town this weekend.  They have names like Tully Blanchard, Magnam TA, The Russian Bear Ivan Koloff. And then there’s Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson, better known as The Rock N Roll Express, and their arch rival, Jim Cornette and the Midnight Express.  They're here as well.

From late 50s through the 80s, Charlotte was huge in the world of professional wrestling when the sport was dominated by Charlotte’s Jim Crockett Promotions. That era will be celebrated at the Mid-Atlantic Legends Fanfest at the University Hilton.  You may remember Jim Cornette as the loud-mouthed, tennis racket-toting manager of the Midnight Express. He joined us to talk about wrestling in Charlotte.


Local News
9:36 am
Fri August 2, 2013

NC Explainer: Possums, Shark Teeth And Whirligigs

Some of Vollis Simpson's whirligigs.
Credit Brendan Greaves / Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park

WFAE's Marshall Terry and Michael Tomsic discuss some of the quirky legislation the North Carolina General Assembly passed.

Sometimes one new possum law just isn't enough.

This week we've been examining some of the ways North Carolina laws are changing. The changes are the result of the legislative session that ended last week – the first in more than a century in which Republicans controlled both the General Assembly and the governor's mansion. We've addressed gun rights, abortion, education, and voting rights. This morning, we're going a different direction. We finish our series with some of the quirky legislation that passed.

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9:14 am
Wed July 31, 2013

NC Explainer: Education Changes

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WFAE's Marshall Terry, Lisa Miller and Michael Tomsic discuss education changes from the legislative session that recently ended.

North Carolina laws are changing, from what you need to vote, to which clinics can provide abortions, to how teachers keep their jobs. The General Assembly passed many of the new laws last week at the very end of the legislative session. So every day this week, WFAE is examining some of the major changes. We've covered gun legislation and abortion regulations so far. This morning we focus on education.

There were a lot of new education changes that passed either in bills or through the budget. That includes getting rid of teacher tenure and including money for vouchers for kids to attend private schools. But some of those changes shouldn't be a surprise.

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9:25 am
Tue July 30, 2013

NC Explainer: Abortion Regulations

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WFAE's Marshall Terry and Michael Tomsic discuss new abortion regulations in North Carolina.

This week, WFAE is taking a closer look at laws the North Carolina General Assembly passed during the session that ended last week. Yesterday, we examined gun legislation. Today, we're explaining the new abortion regulations.

This was controversial legislation, as abortion bills usually are. There were people upset about how it was attached to an unrelated bill. And then there's the content of the bill itself, which Governor McCrory signed Monday.

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9:55 am
Mon July 29, 2013

NC Explainer: Gun Legislation

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WFAE's Marshall Terry and Michael Tomsic discuss the gun legislation that is poised to become law in North Carolina.

A wide variety of North Carolina laws are poised to change, including where you can carry guns, what you need to vote and which clinics can provide abortions.

The changes are the result of the legislative session that ended last week. It was the first in more than a century in which Republicans controlled both the General Assembly and the governor's mansion. And they shook things up.

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