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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Twenty new laws go into effect Friday in North Carolina. They include “Britny’s Law,” named after 22-year-old Britny Puryear. She was shot and killed by her boyfriend, who had a history of abuse, at their Fuquay-Varina apartment in 2014. The law makes it easier for prosecutors to pursue a first-degree murder charge in a case involving domestic violence if a defendant has a prior domestic violence conviction or a conviction of stalking the victim.    

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Western Carolina University's Provost will serve as the school's acting chancellor when the current one goes on medical leave. Alison Morrison-Shetlar will assume the role at the school in Cullowhee on January 1. Morrison-Shetlar has been with WCU since 2014.  

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North Carolina officials say tests have detected elevated levels of the unregulated compound GenX at 34 additional wells near the chemical company Chemours' manufacturing facility near Fayetteville.  That brings the total number of wells contaminated by the potentially harmful compound to 85. GenX is used to make the non-stick coating Teflon often used in cookware. 

Martin Truex Jr. is this year’s NASCAR Monster Energy Series champion.  It’s the first time the 37-year-old Truex has won the championship. He won Sunday’s final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway, his 8th win of the year. Sunday’s race was the last for the retiring Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The man accused of fatally shooting a Charlotte Observer carrier during what police say was a robbery attempt earlier this year has pleaded not guilty.  Twenty-three-year-old Roger Best is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of 65-year-old Walter “Wes” Scott Jr.   Scott was shot around 2:30 a.m. on February 15th while he was delivering newspapers near Romare Bearden Park in uptown.  His body was found in a crosswalk leading to the park.  

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Five North Carolina prison workers have died at the hands of inmates this year. In October, inmates killed two prison workers outright and fatally injured two others at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City. An officer was killed in April at Bertie Correctional Institution in the eastern part of the state. The Charlotte Observer's Ames Alexander and Gavin Off have reported on how a staffing shortage may have contributed to those deaths and is making the jobs of many prison officers more dangerous.

 

North Carolina's two U.S. senators have joined a growing group of Republican colleagues in Congress calling on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to withdraw from the race.

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When guitarist Tashi Dorji hits the stage in Charlotte this weekend, he doesn’t know exactly what he’ll be playing. That’s usual for the musician, who lives in Asheville.  All of his music is improvised. 

It’s called free improvisation, because there are no rules to follow. He had an epiphany the first time he heard someone play a guitar this way.

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Charlotte's City Council will get five new members - all under the age of 40 - when the new council is sworn in on Dec. 4. That represents a generational shift in city government, says WFAE's Tom Bullock.

A fourth worker at an eastern North Carolina prison has died from injuries suffered in an inmate escape attempt last month. The Department of Public Safety says 31-year-old maintenance mechanic Geoffrey Howe died Thursday from injuries he received in the October 12 incident at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City.  

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