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.


Local News
4:28 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Justice Department Sues Two Used Car Dealerships In Charlotte

The Justice Department and the state Attorney General’s office have jointly filed a lawsuit against two used car dealerships in Charlotte, accusing them of lending discrimination.

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Local News
4:21 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Rock Hill Man Grows World's Hottest Pepper

In this 2011 photo, Ed Curry holds one of his peppers.
Credit Tanner Latham

An update to a story we brought you two years ago. We profiled Ed Currie of Rock Hill who was on a quest to grow the world’s hottest pepper. Well, he’s succeeded. The Guinness Book of World Records recently certified his Smokin’ Ed’s Carolina Reaper as the hottest pepper in the world.

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Local News
3:04 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Death Of The Apostrophe?

We’ve all done it:  written a sentence and misplaced or just forgotten to use an apostrophe.  Take the word “its” for example.  If it has an apostrophe, "it's" is a contraction for “it is” or “it has.”  Well, there’s a movement of sorts to rid the English language of the apostrophe all together.  You can find out more at a site called  We decided to find out more from UNC Chapel Hill English Professor and Linguist Connie Eble.  She says everything will be just fine if the apostrophe dies.

Local News
3:46 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

U.S. Airways Reports Earnings, Still Pushing For Merger

Charlotte’s largest airline has reported lower net income for the third quarter compared to the same period a year ago.  U.S. Airways says it made $216 million in the quarter.  That’s down from $245 million last year.    But the airline says it made a record pre-tax profit of nearly $370 million this quarter.    Speaking during a conference call with analysts Wednesday, U.S. Airways president Scott Kirby was asked if the strong earnings undercuts the pending merger with American Airlines, which last week also reported record profits.   

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Local News
4:42 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Shutdown Hits Beer And Pizza (Among Other Things) In Charlotte Region

The partial shutdown of the federal government isn’t just affecting government services in the Charlotte area.  It’s also affecting beer and pizza.

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Local News
10:29 am
Wed October 2, 2013

World's Best Disc Golfers In Rock Hill

The best disc golfers in the world are gathering in Rock Hill this week.  They’ll be competing in the U.S. Disc Golf Championship.   One of them may make history.   

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Local News
2:56 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

UNCC Professor Working On Invisibility

UNC Charlotte physics professor Greg Gbur demonstrates a crude invisibility cloak.
Credit Marshall Terry

One of the many magical objects in the Harry Potter series is the cloak of invisibility, which can render its wearer completely transparent.  Sounds like fantasy, but there are researchers who are actually working on trying to develop such an object.  One of them is UNC Charlotte physics professor Greg Gbur.   We visited his office to get a better understanding of his work.

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Local News
9:48 am
Wed September 18, 2013

NC Health Insurance Marketplace: Here's What's In Store


We'll have a new way to sign up for health insurance in about two weeks. A key part of the Affordable Care Act called the marketplace, or exchange, opens for enrollment on October 1.

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Local News
9:27 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Charlotte Attorney Recalls March On Washington

Charles Jones
Credit Johnson C. Smith University

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the historic march on Washington, in which Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have A Dream Speech.”  The march drew thousands of people from all over the country.  One was an aspiring attorney from Charlotte named Charles Jones. He was attending law school at Howard University after graduating from Johnson C. Smith University. Jones helped organize the march as part of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.  He spoke to us about the experience.

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Local News
9:22 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Insights Into The Life Of Erica Parsons

Erica Parsons

A 13-year-old girl goes missing. No one says anything.  The parents? They say she was just being rebellious and figured she would someday return.

This is the case of Erica Parsons, of course. The Rowan County girl was last seen in November of 2011. Her brother reported her missing last month.

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