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
9:31 am
Thu September 25, 2014

What Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy Means – And Doesn’t Mean – For I-77

Contracts for the construction of toll lanes along I-77 between Exit 11 in Charlotte and Exit 36 in Mooresville have been signed, but strong opposition remains and there’s talk of a lawsuit being filed to stop the project.

The group raising money to file a lawsuit, Widen I-77, points to problems with another toll road in Indiana. The company that runs that road filed for bankruptcy this week.  That company is also part of the same corporation that’s building the toll lanes on I-77.  David Boraks of CorneliusNews.net looked at what went wrong with the Indiana road and joins Morning Edition host Marshall Terry to discuss.


Local News
9:40 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Bonner Bridge Replacement Debate Stirs Strong Opinions On NC's Coast

Bonner Bridge
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If you drive to Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks, there’s only one way to go: over the Bonner Bridge. The near-three-mile bridge, which first opened in 1963, is the only access to the island other than ferries.  It also needs to be replaced. Building that replacement is on hold for now while a lawsuit over its construction plays out in court. Environmental groups have sued the state over its planned replacement, saying it would damage the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. They want the state to instead build a 17-mile replacement bridge that would swing out over the Pamlico Sound and bypass the refuge.

We wanted to know what residents of Hatteras Island say about the replacement project. Allen Burrus is a Dare County Commissioner representing the island.  He's also a lifelong resident.


Public Conversations
7:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Education Focus Of Tonight's Public Conversation

Join us tonight for The State of Public Education.
Credit Tom Bullock/WFAE News

From class size and teacher pay to charter schools, changing test standards and the common core, public education has been big news of late.

Tuesday night, WFAE will hold a public conversation on the State of Public Education. The event begins at 7 at the UNC Charlotte Center City Auditorium. WFAE’s Tom Bullock will moderate the conversation. He spoke with WFAE Morning Edition host Marshall Terry.


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Local News
10:12 am
Thu September 11, 2014

UNC Charlotte Professor Discusses Book On Holocaust Violins

The stories of violins recovered from the Holocaust and the people who played them are the focus of an event this evening at UNC Charlotte. Music professor James Grymes will read from his book, “Violins of Hope.” He was inspired to write the book two years ago when the violins were part of an exhibit on campus.  That exhibit marked the first time the violins were on display in the U.S. His research included a visit to the Israeli violinmaker who restored the violins.


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Local News
8:17 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Doomsday Prepper Store Comes To Charlotte

Carolina Preppers & Survivors on South Blvd
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There’s been a rise in prepper culture over the last decade. Preppers are people who stockpile food, water, weapons and other items for survival in the event of a major crisis.  It’s turned into a boom industry.  Just look to your TV for proof.  There’s several prepper reality shows, such as Doomsday Preppers on the National Geographic Channel.

Ralph Broome has joined the industry. He’s the owner of what’s being described as Charlotte’s first store for preppers, Carolina Preppers and Survivors on South Boulevard. Inside, you’ll find all you need for doomsday: a variety of military clothing, bullet proof vests, guides on how to survive in the wilderness and how to make booby traps, even large drums for storing water. Broome is a Vietnam veteran, and in his camouflage pants he appears ready for the end of the world.


Local News
9:22 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Analysis of Hagan-Tillis Debate

Dr. Michael Bitzer

Last night, Democrat Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis took part in their first live debate. And if you like talking points it didn’t disappoint. Joining us for some analysis of North Carolina’s first US Senate debate of the season is WFAE contributor and Cawtaba College political science professor Michael Bitzer. 

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Local News
9:35 am
Mon August 25, 2014

A Conversation With American Legion Commander Daniel Dellinger

American Legion national convention in uptown Charlotte
Credit Marshall Terry

This week about 5,000 delegates of the American Legion are in Charlotte for the organization’s national convention.  This year’s gathering is marked by the recent uproar over accusations of mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs and long wait times at VA centers around the country that some of have said led to deaths that could have been prevented.  President Obama will speak at the convention Tuesday.

WFAE went to the convention uptown to speak with the American Legion’s National Commander, Daniel Dellinger.


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Local News
9:15 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Lawmakers Create 3-Judge Panel System For Constitutional Challenges

Sen. Buck Newton

Republican legislative leaders have suffered some legal setbacks in their efforts to revamp state government. Perhaps most significantly, a judge ruled the state could not take tenure away from teachers.

So, the General Assembly responded by changing the court system. Beginning next month, any constitutional challenge to laws the General Assembly passes will be heard by a 3-judge panel appointed by the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

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WFAE Talks
4:39 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

WFAE Talks: Sales Tax Debate, Beacon Initiative, Misleading Use Of WFAE In Political Email

The proposed sales tax hike in Mecklenburg County gets the endorsement of most school board members, but how the referendum came about runs several of them the wrong way. There's also a new effort to help struggling schools. It's called the Beacon Initiative. Education reporter Lisa Miller fills us in.

Plus, News Director Greg Collard explains why it's misleading for  the National Republican Senatorial Committee to cite this Party Line blog post in arguing that its Democratic counterparts have "hit the panic button" with a $9 million ad buy on behalf of U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan.

WFAE's top utility player, Marshall Terry, fills in for Ben Bradford on this week's episode.

Local News
11:20 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Headline Roundup: Charter School Salaries, Immigration, Insurance Fraud And More

Update 1:10 PM

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says insurance fraud complaints in the state have reached a historic high, with more than 1,200 last year. Wilson’s office last year prosecuted cases that resulted in 37 convictions and resulted in more than $700,000 being returned to the victims of insurance fraud. The report notes that in one Darlington County case, three defendants sought payment from a health insurance company claiming they each had all four limbs amputated. None of the defendants had lost their limbs and one was convicted and sent to prison for 18 months. The report notes that since 1995, almost 14,000 insurance fraud complaints have been received by the state Attorney General's office.

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