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
4:18 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Thousands Of Jobs Announced In Fort Mill And Chester County

Thousands of jobs were announced today in Fort Mill and Chester County.  Two of the three announcements involve companies moving from Charlotte to Fort Mill.  Independent broker LPL Financial says it plans to build a regional headquarters in Fort Mill.  The company will move about a 1,000 employees to the new location and says it plans to increase employment in Fort Mill to 3,000.  Also moving to Fort Mill is The Lash Group, a healthcare services provider.  That move is supposed to bring 2,400 jobs to York County over the next several years. Half of those positions are expected to be new. And Singapore tire maker Giti says it’s building its first North American plant in Chester County.  The company says it will create 1,700 jobs over the next decade as part of that expansion.

Local News
4:15 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Family Dollar Implements Poison Pill

Credit WFAE

Family Dollar is attempting to avoid a potential hostile takeover after an investor announced Friday he bought a nearly 9.5 percent stake in the Matthews-based company.

The company has implemented what’s called a “poison pill.”  That’s a strategy companies use to make an acquisition less enticing.  One way a poison pill can be used is by offering current shareholders preferred stock that they can then turn around and sell for a higher premium once their company is taken over.  That makes an acquisition more expensive.   

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Local News
7:40 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Wake Forest Colleague Remembers Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was appointed Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest in 1982.
Credit Wake Forest University

Maya Angelou passed quietly in her home in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. She has a long list of accomplishments: she published seven autobiographies, she won a presidential medal of freedom and three Grammy's and she was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony and a National Book Award.

She was also a professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University starting in 1982.

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Local News
2:13 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Airport Taxi Contract On FBI’s Radar

Credit Julie Rose

The FBI has expanded its investigation of corruption in Charlotte. Agents are now looking into allegations of a pay-to-play scheme involving Taxi companies and the airport.

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Local News
5:07 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

442 Seek Eugenics Compensation

The state of North Carolina has received 442 applications for compensation from people who say they’re victims of the state’s decades-long eugenics program.

Last year, state lawmakers agreed to set aside 10 million dollars to be divided out among living, verified victims of the program which ended in the 1970s.

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Local News
4:42 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Dueling Banjos Writer Dies

Banjo
Credit rb3wreath / Flickr

A well-known Charlotte guitarist and TV personality has died.  Arthur Smith wrote the early rock ‘n’ roll song “Guitar Boogie” and the song that became known as “Dueling Banjos.”       


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Local News
5:24 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

I-277 Noise Walls: One Voted Down, Other Moving Forward

A rendering showing the proposed section of noise wall on I-277.
Credit City of Charlotte

The votes are in on the controversial noise walls proposed for part of I-277. The North Carolina Department of Transportation says it’s moving forward with one section; the other section has been voted down. The next move comes tonight from Charlotte City Council, who along with other groups has said it’s concerned the wall would block views of uptown.

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Local News
12:27 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

NC Barely Misses Federal Deadline To Resolve Food Stamp Delays

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North Carolina came up just short of a federal deadline to clear certain parts of its food stamp backlog. State Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos announced this morning that there are still 25 food stamp applications or renewals left.

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Local News
4:11 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Former BofA Executive Pleads Guilty To Fraud Conspiracy

A former Bank of America executive has pleaded guilty for his part in a conspiracy and fraud involving investment contracts stemming from the proceeds of municipal bonds. 


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Local News
4:29 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

CLT Airport Parking Rates Going Up

The cost for you to park at the Charlotte airport is going up.  


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