Marshall Terry

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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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The head of the North Carolina NAACP hopes to be allowed to enter the Statehouse again after Monday. The Rev. William Barber has been banned since May 30, when he was arrested during a protest over health care. He is charged with second-degree trespassing. A Wake County magistrate imposed the ban on Barber and other arrested protesters as a condition of their release on bond.  Barber says the ban is wrong for several reasons.

North Carolina General Assembly building.
NC General Assembly

The General Assembly's new state budget just landed on Governor Cooper's desk, with a resounding thud.

The plan received final approval Thursday.

Now, the governor has 10 days to sign the budget, veto it, or do nothing and have it take affect when that time runs out.

Correctional officers are expected to maintain order, but many play key roles in disorder at state prisons.

“We see problems with serious corruption and abuse in virtually all of the maximum security prisons across the state,” says Charlotte Observer reporter Ames Alexander.  

He was part of an investigative team behind a series called “Wrong Side of the Bars.” The 5-part investigation exposes a system that enables corrupt prison guards to have a strong and dangerous influence at state prisons. WFAE’s Marshall Terry spoke to Alexander and colleague Gavin Off about the series.

David T. Foster III / The Charlotte Observer

Dr. Marcus Plescia has resigned as head of the Mecklenburg County Health Department, effective Aug. 4, capping off months of uncertainty about his future as employees grumbled about his leadership and county leaders questioned his performance.

Jeff Cline
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For 16 years, the city of Hickory had one mayor.

"This city loved Rudy Wright," Cline says.  "He had a lot of friends.  Just a fine man and also a fine mayor."

Jeff Cline was one of Wright’s friends. 

North Carolina General Assembly building.
NC General Assembly

Thursday was a busy day for members of the North Carolina House. All eight appropriations subcommittees voted to approve their respective parts of the chamber's proposed state budget.

Normally, at a time like this, we can tell you everything included in that budget. Not so today. Morning Edition Host Marshall Terry asks WFAE's Tom Bullock to explain all this.

The Target store on Sam Furr Road in Huntersville was evacuated Monday after a fire broke out in the store.   It happened around 5 p.m.. Three customers and a store employee were treated for smoke inhalation.  No one was seriously hurt.

Davie Hinshaw / Charlotte Observer

Charlotte School of Law students will graduate Saturday. Many wondered if this day would ever come – not because law school is so tough, but because it wasn't clear whether the for-profit school would still exist after the department of education yanked its federal loan money in December.

But Charlotte School of Law is still fighting to stay open and its graduating class will soon be preparing for the bar and trying not to let the school's troubles hurt their career prospects.

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Wildlife officials in North Carolina are doing something new to track alligators. They're asking you to snap a photo of a gator on your phone when you see one and then post it to a website that will record on a map where the photo was taken.

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On Monday, Judge Douglas McCullough of the North Carolina Court of Appeals resigned his seat.  Some 36 days before he turned 72, which is the mandatory retirement age of the court.  The reason, McCullough says was simple. "I retired at that time because I did not want my legacy to the court to be the elimination of my seat and the impairment of the court."

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