Duncan McFadyen

Weekend Edition Saturday Host/Reporter

Duncan is a native North Carolinian, born and raised in Wilmington. A lifelong musician, he got his start in broadcasting as a volunteer classical music host at his hometown public radio station, WHQR. He went on to host “Morning Edition” there, and then at WCQS in Asheville.

He enjoys live music, hiking, playing the piano, Scotch whisky, and craft beer.

Duncan is an alumnus of  the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by way of Duke University .


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Hornets fans are getting the party started early for the NBA team's opening game on Wednesday. 

Courtesy of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters

  Come Election Day, the candidate who’s listed first on the ballot has an advantage. At least that’s the conventional wisdom. But a new survey from Elon University casts doubt on that logic, and that could be good news this November for Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan in her race against Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis.

WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen joins Morning Edition Host Marshall Terry with more about the poll.

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will be celebrating more than its season-opening concerts this weekend. The Orchestra announced this week it finished the last fiscal year in the black for the first time since 2002. Charlotte Symphony president and CEO Bob Stickler says the Symphony is doing a better job of generating community support after years of relying too much on big donations from institutions like the Arts and Science Council. He spoke to WFAE's Duncan McFadyen.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

A Charlotte Mecklenburg Police officer is on unpaid leave after being charged with assaulting a man who was in police custody.

Charlotte City Council is giving up the idea of regulating drivers for app-based ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft. 

Credit Cleveland County Detention Center

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department has arrested 21 people on prescription drug charges, including a Shelby podiatrist. The investigation lasted for more than a year. 

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The city of Charlotte is looking at changing the way its residents pay for trash collection, from a flat fee to a “pay-as-you-throw” system. 

NC General Assembly

The North Carolina House Tuesday voted down a bill that would have regulated county sales tax rates and earmarked money for economic development. The move also means many school districts will have to cut teacher assistant positions. 

Cabarrus County

The Cabarrus County Commission today is considering changes to the county parks ordinance to comply with state gun laws. WFAE's Duncan McFadyen reports.

The city of Charlotte won’t be removing benches from uptown to try to address homelessness… at least not for now. The the group that came up with the idea withdrew its request to the city.