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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Police have arrested and charged a man with a homicide that happened Wednesday night in northeast Charlotte. 

Officers shot and killed an armed man last night at a business in Monroe.

The Union County Sheriff's Office says a deputy tried to pull a white Pontiac Bonneville over around midnight because the tail lights were out.  The driver sped off and eventually pulled into the parking lot of the Dairy Queen on Roosevelt Boulevard. 

A long-running tradition was missing from the beginning of last night’s Charlotte City Council meeting:  an opening prayer.  As the meeting started, Mayor Jennifer Roberts said:

"We are not going to have an invocation this evening. We are going to change the way that we conduct it, on the expert advice of our attorney, with the concern over freedom of religion and separation of church and state and some other recent court rulings."

There’s been another homicide in Charlotte.  CMPD says it happened in the 1400 block of Rosetta Street, which is off Beatties Ford Road, around 3 a.m.  Officers were responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon and found a male with an apparent gunshot wound inside a vehicle.  CMPD says officers are looking for possible witnesses.  It marks the 64th homicide in Charlotte this year.  There were 67 in all of last year.

Police officers fatally shot an armed man Sunday night inside Novant Health's Huntersville Medical Center.  The Huntersville Police Department says officers were called to the hospital on Gilead Road at 11:40 p.m. after a man fired several shots.

The department says upon arrival, hospital staff and witnesses directed officers to the area where the man with the gun was last seen. During a search of the area officers encountered the man, who has not been identified, and perceived him to be a threat.

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Tuesday, September 12 is a make or break day in the world of local politics. It's primary day, the day the candidates find out if they made the finals, or if they were more pretenders than contenders.

WFAE's Tom Bullock joins Morning Edition Host Marshall Terry to talk about key things to watch. 

CMPD says it's investigating a homicide that happened last night.   The department says officers responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 7:30 found a male with an apparent gunshot wound in the front yard of a residence on Uppergate Lane in east Charlotte.   He was pronounced dead at the scene.   It's the 61st homicide in Charlotte this year.  This time last year there were 37.

Police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened in northwest Charlotte yesterday afternoon.  CMPD says officers found a man with an apparent gunshot wound while responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 5 p.m. on Windy Valley Drive.  The man was pronounced dead at the scene.  There have now been 60 homicides in Charlotte so far this year.   There were 37 at this time last year.
 

Updated 12:38 p.m.
A 32-year-old Charlotte man was shot to death early Wednesday during an attempted robbery at a business on Albemarle Road.

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John Coltrane's Giant Steps is a song that continues to make legions of saxophonists sweat as a practice template with its dazzling display of technique.

"What are we, almost 60 years later?  I mean it's still considered the measuring stick," says Charlotte saxophonist Phillip Whack.

He's not only taking on the song but the whole album Friday and Saturday nights at the Blumenthal Stage Door Theater. Like most fulltime musicians, Whack wears many hats.  He tours overseas in a funk band. He plays regularly at a local church, and you might also catch him in a cover band at a wedding.  Playing Giant Steps in its entirety is the most difficult project he's ever taken on.  

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