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 twice-a-month public forums held before Charlotte City Council business meetings will once again be broadcast live on the Government Channel. Council on Monday approved resuming broadcasting the forums in which members of the public can comment on any topic of their choosing.  In addition, council approved allowing the public forums to be streamed live on the city’s website, as well as on YouTube and Facebook.

Detective Mike Doty, one of the four officers shot in York County this week while trying to arrest a domestic violence suspect, has died. York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson made that announcement on the department’s Facebook page. 

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Temperatures plunged into the mid-teens Wednesday night, encasing the day's snowfall in a layer of ice and creating hazardous driving conditions on roads across the region.

Governor Roy Cooper is asking the Trump administration to exempt North Carolina from a plan to open more coastal waters to offshore oil drilling. The request follows the decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior to exclude Florida from the drilling proposal, after Governor Rick Scott expressed concern over the effect on his state’s tourism industry.  

Michael Bitzer

In what may be a landmark decision, a federal panel of judges has ruled all of North Carolina's congressional districts are illegal partisan gerrymanders.

They've banned the map from being used in this year's election and ordered the General Assembly to draw new districts by 5pm on January 24th.

Lawmakers are expected to appeal the ruling.

The head of North Carolina's chapter of Americans for Prosperity has been chosen to lead the Raleigh-based conservative political organization Civitas Institute.   Donald Bryson will take over for Francis De Luca next week.  De Luca announced last fall that he would be stepping down as the head of Civitas this year after a decade in the role. 

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CMPD is investigating what officers believe was a murder-suicide in the University City area early Friday morning. The department says officers responded to a call around 3:45 a.m. at a home off Back Creek Church Road, and found one adult male and one adult female with apparent gunshot wounds. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. 

Two children were shot early Thursday morning inside a west Charlotte apartment. CMPD says the shooting occurred around 2 a.m. at the Little Rock Apartments off West Boulevard. Two boys, ages 9 and 11, were hit and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police believe the shots were fired into the apartment from the outside. Police say there were six people inside the apartment, but that no one else was hurt. No arrests have been made.

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Attorneys who previously worked for the UNC Center for Civil Rights have set up a separate law practice and have acquired the former caseload of the center, which is now prohibited from litigating cases. The Durham Herald-Sun reports that Mark Dorosin and Elizabeth Haddix have opened the Julius L. Chambers Center for Civil Rights. It’s named for the civil rights attorney and the first director of the UNC center, which was founded in 2001 to help the poor and disenfranchised.   

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.