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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North Carolina General Assembly

There were a lot of surprises in a marathon special session by the General Assembly last night.

Closed-door meetings led to significant changes in election law, the budget and more.

Some things lawmakers said they would fix were not. Another thing surfaced which could make you wonder if clam is the new pork.

Morning Edition host Marshall Terry and WFAE reporter Tom Bullock discuss just what happened Thursday night in Raleigh.

Longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder Robert Yates has died.  The 74-year-old had been battling liver cancer.   Yates started in auto racing as an engine builder and eventually won 57 Cup races as an owner.  They included three Daytona 500s with drivers such as Davey Allison and Dale Jarrett.  Yates was selected for the NASCAR Hall of Fame earlier this year and will be inducted in January.

In a statement, the Hall of Fame said:

Rowan County Commission Chair Greg Edds gave a lengthy argument for appealing the case.
Rowan County Commission

Rowan County Commissioners voted Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether they should be allowed to say Christian prayers before meetings. The 5-0 vote came at a special session that lasted an hour and 45 minutes.

[Meanwhile, prayer returned at the start of the Charlotte City Council meeting last night. More below.]

Carolina Panthers

Julius Peppers was missing from the field as the national anthem played during Sunday's game against New Orleans. The Carolina Panthers' defensive end was in the locker room, sitting out the anthem in protest of recent comments made by President Trump.

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.

Denise Cross Photography

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. 

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