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. Outside of radio, he loves listening to music and going to see bands - preferably in small, dingy clubs.

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Charlotte is losing a familiar character - one that inspires both affection and ridicule. 

That's one of the many commercials for the Morris-Jenkins air-conditioning and heating company featuring Mr. Jenkins and employee Bobby sitting in Truck 17. 

Police are investigating a homicide that happened yesterday afternoon.  CMPD says officers were responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 3:40 p.m. on Farmer Street in west Charlotte.  

The Department of Public Safety says two employees at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City have been killed after inmates set a fire in an unsuccessful escape attempt.  The department has identified the victims as 35-year-old correctional officer Justin Smith and 50-year-old Veronica Darden.  

Updated at 3:50 p.m. Thursday 10/12/2017

There were two fatal shootings in Charlotte on Sunday.  CMPD  says officers responding to a call of shots fired on John Penn Circle in east Charlotte around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, October 8 found 35-year-old Keith Nmoma with an apparent gunshot wound.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  

@CameronNewton

In a video message posted to his Twitter account, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton issued an apology for saying during a press conference Wednesday that it was "funny" to hear a female reporter ask about a receiver’s running routes.

Jeff Siner / The Charlotte Observer

This weekend, NASCAR's most popular driver will round his last turn at Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Bank of America 500.   Dale Earnhardt Jr. is retiring at the end of the season after two decades of racing.  He's such a fan favorite he's been voted NASCAR's most popular driver for the last 14 years. 

North Carolina General Assembly

There were a lot of surprises in a marathon special session by the General Assembly last night.

Closed-door meetings led to significant changes in election law, the budget and more.

Some things lawmakers said they would fix were not. Another thing surfaced which could make you wonder if clam is the new pork.

Morning Edition host Marshall Terry and WFAE reporter Tom Bullock discuss just what happened Thursday night in Raleigh.

Longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder Robert Yates has died.  The 74-year-old had been battling liver cancer.   Yates started in auto racing as an engine builder and eventually won 57 Cup races as an owner.  They included three Daytona 500s with drivers such as Davey Allison and Dale Jarrett.  Yates was selected for the NASCAR Hall of Fame earlier this year and will be inducted in January.

In a statement, the Hall of Fame said:

Rowan County Commission Chair Greg Edds gave a lengthy argument for appealing the case.
Rowan County Commission

Rowan County Commissioners voted Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether they should be allowed to say Christian prayers before meetings. The 5-0 vote came at a special session that lasted an hour and 45 minutes.

[Meanwhile, prayer returned at the start of the Charlotte City Council meeting last night. More below.]

Carolina Panthers

Julius Peppers was missing from the field as the national anthem played during Sunday's game against New Orleans. The Carolina Panthers' defensive end was in the locker room, sitting out the anthem in protest of recent comments made by President Trump.

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