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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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers packed last night’s Charlotte city council meeting to demand a pay raise of 15 percent.

Henry Cronenberg / New Hanover County Public Library

One of the most difficult chapters in North Carolina’s history is getting some more recognition. On November 10, 1898, white supremacists backed by the Democratic party murdered dozens of black residents in the streets of Wilmington and overthrew the local Republican government in a coup. It’s known as the Wilmington Race Riot and it helped to usher in Jim Crow laws across the state.

We’re at a historic time in Charlotte’s political leadership. The mayor, city manager, police chief and Mecklenburg County district attorney are African-American. All will be on Charlotte Talks this week for a Public Conversation broadcast entitled: Building an Inclusive City: Charlotte’s African American Leaders Share their Vision. Charlotte Talks producer Erin Keever discusses the upcoming conversation with Morning Edition Host Marshall Terry.

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Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres surprised a Concord teacher on her show Monday.   Emily Francis, who teaches English as a Second Language at Irvin Elementary, received a check for $100,000 to go toward her school’s backpack program.  That program sends food home with needy students.   

A teenager charged in an assault on a priest in the parking lot of the priest’s south Charlotte church is due in court Monday afternoon.  Seventeen-year-old William McCloskey is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and hit and run. 

Lisa Worf

Republican leaders of the General Assembly say they have reached a deal to give school districts statewide more time to reduce class sizes for kindergarten through third grades.

The proposal, which still needs approval, also includes more money to keep art, music and physical education teachers in the classroom.

All this is good news for North Carolina's public schools.  

But it comes with some controversial political strings attached.

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Johnson C. Smith University has a new president. Clarence Armbrister joined the university last month. Although he’s spent several years in university administration, he didn’t exactly come up the usual academia ranks. Armbrister is a lawyer with a finance background. He’s worked as treasurer for the city of Philadelphia, as chief of staff for one of the city’s mayor, and as managing director for the city’s school. Armbrister is taking over the historically black university at a challenging time. 

Nick De La Canal

Diane Siskey, the widow of Charlotte Ponzi scheme operator Richard Siskey, has reached an interim agreement to turn over $15 million in insurance money. Under the agreement reached between  Siskey and a court-appointed trustee reviewing victim claims, most of the money would go toward partial payments to victims in the scheme and to administrative expenses.

Joseph DeJarnette

For many years, Paul Brown was a familiar newscast voice during Morning Edition. He spent 30 years in radio journalism before retiring to his home in Winston-Salem in 2013. Thursday Brown is coming to Davidson College, not to talk journalism, but do something else he’s equally passionate about - playing and singing old-time mountain music. 


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.