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
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.
Credit WFAE

  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

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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Local News
9:14 am
Wed July 31, 2013

NC Explainer: Education Changes

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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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Local News
9:25 am
Tue July 30, 2013

NC Explainer: Abortion Regulations

Credit NC General Assembly

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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Local News
9:55 am
Mon July 29, 2013

NC Explainer: Gun Legislation

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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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Podcast
10:51 am
Sat July 27, 2013

There And Back: Lexington, NC, Barbecue

Lexington Barbecue in Lexington, N.C.
Marshall Terry WFAE

This summer, we're visiting places within a couple hours’ drive of Charlotte. In this installment, a trip to the self-proclaimed barbecue capital of the world, Lexington, North Carolina.


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Local News
9:24 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Remains Of 16th Century Spanish Fort Found In NC Mountains

Archeologist David Moore looks at the remains of the Fort San Juan moat.
WFAE

In a field near Morganton, archeologists have found the remains of what they believe to be the first inland fort built by Europeans in the New World:  Fort San Juan.  It was built by the Spanish at a Native American site called Joara in the mid-1500s, a few decades before the English set up at Roanoke Island and Jamestown.  Researchers began excavating the site almost 30 years ago, but didn’t find conclusive evidence of the fort’s existence until recently.  The official announcement came this week.   Warren Wilson College Archeologist David Moore is one of the co-directors of the project and invited WFAE up to have a look.


Local News
9:52 am
Tue July 23, 2013

The Hard Life Of A Republican On Charlotte City Council

Andy Dulin
City of Charlotte - Corporate Communications & Marketing

  Surely, you’ve heard the saying “Tilting at Windmills” – the idea that you keep heading into a battle you’re bound to lose. Well, you can’t blame Republican Charlotte City Councilmen Andy Dulin and Warren Cooksey if they feel that way. Democrats outnumber them on council 9-2. Needless to say, they don’t win many battles. Both have decided not to seek re-election, so we’ve asked them to share some advice on how to make the most of a situation that can seem pretty pointless at times.

Local News
9:52 am
Mon July 15, 2013

WCCB's Morgan Fogarty Heads To Al Jazeera America

There’s a big addition to the cable television news landscape next month with the debut of Al-Jazeera America.  It’s expected to be quite different from what we’ve become used to seeing on FOX News, MSNBC and CNN. The Qatar-based network is branding itself as a refuge of sorts for people interested in serious news. Morgan Fogarty of WCCB in Charlotte will be a key part of the new network.  She will be one of its lead anchors.  She spoke with us about Al Jazeera America.


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