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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CBD oil sales are booming right now, but there's a threat looming for the small mom and pop CBD oil stores in Charlotte. Big retail chains are now looking to get in on the business. That's according to reporting by Tony Mecia of the Charlotte Ledger business newsletter. He joins WFAE's Morning Edition host Marshall Terry for our new segment BizWorthy.

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There's a good chance you've heard the voice of Pamela Wideman in stories for Finding Home, our series in which we look at affordable housing in the Charlotte region. Wideman is the director of housing and neighborhood services for Charlotte. She joined WFAE’s Marshall Terry to discuss successes, challenges, and strategies in addressing Charlotte's affordable housing crisis.

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Raleigh is known for having more tech jobs than Charlotte but that could soon change. Charlotte is on pace to surpass Raleigh-Durham and be dominant in the process. That's according to reporting in the Charlotte Ledger Business Newsletter. Tony Mecia, a former Charlotte Observer reporter, launched the newsletter in March and it's beating the rest of the media in a lot of business stories. So we invited Tony to join Morning Edition for a new segment to talk business news. He spoke to WFAE's Marshall Terry.

It’s our weekly fact check of North Carolina politics.  This week we turn to September’s 9th District Congressional election.  

In a Facebook post May 31, Republican Dan Bishop accused his Democratic opponent Dan McCready of getting almost $1 million in support from a Nancy Pelosi aligned dark money organization during last year’s election.  McCready has criticized the use of dark money, saying it has no place in American politics. 

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In this installment of "Finding Home," we look at decisions that have contributed to Charlotte's affordable housing crises.

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It’s our weekly check of North Carolina politics. This week we’re looking at next year’s race for U.S. Senate. Retired Raleigh businessman Garland Tucker is challenging incumbent Senator Thom Tillis in the Republican primary.  Appearing on the Sean Hannity Show last month, Tucker made this accusation about Tillis:

"He cosponsored a bill that not only provided amnesty, but provided a clear path to citizenship for illegal immigrants which I think is totally the wrong thing to do."

To see if that’s true or false we now turn to Elizabeth Thompson of the Raleigh News and Observer.

The North Carolina House Wednesday is scheduled to take up Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of the “Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.” It would require doctors and nurses to provide care to babies born during failed abortions or face possible charges.   

The Senate voted to override the veto in April. So if the House follows suit, it becomes law.    

The bill has prompted competing claims from both sides. That’s why we are going to turn now to Paul Specht of the Raleigh News and Observer as part of our weekly fact check of North Carolina politics.

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A gas station clerk was fatally shot Monday morning in west Charlotte in what police say appears to have been a robbery.    

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The Charlotte Checkers take on the Chicago Wolves Saturday at Bojangles Coliseum in game one of the Calder Cup Finals.  The Calder Cup is to minor league hockey what the Stanley Cup is to the NHL.   It’s the Checkers first time playing in the cup finals.

It's been a stressful time for a lot of North Carolina students this week as they finished taking their end-of-year tests. It's also stressful for teachers and school administrators because how kids do on these tests determine the A to F grades given to schools. There's a lot of outcry that the current school grading system is unfair. But lawmakers have been unable to settle on a new system. 

Police found a man shot to death in a vehicle in southwest Charlotte Monday night.  CMPD says officers were responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 9:30 pm when they found the man on Orren Court.  His identity has not been released. 

Police have not reported any arrests in the case.  It’s the 52nd homicide in Charlotte this year. There were 57 in all of last year.

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Charlotte saw one of the largest population increases in the country from 2017 to 2018, according to new Census figures out Thursday. The U.S. Census Bureau says Charlotte’s population increased by 13,151 from July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018. That brought the population of Charlotte to 872,498.  

Photo courtesy of Dayton and Ezekiel Self.

WFAE recently highlighted several podcasts in Charlotte as part of our Queen City Podquest competition. It’s made us more aware of a lot that’s going in the local podcast world. For example, the "Bruh vs. Bro" podcast produced by young brothers Dayton and Ezekiel Self. Dayton is 10. Ezekiel, or EZ, is 12.  


The Mooresville Police Department and State Bureau of Investigation have completed their investigation into the fatal shooting of a Mooresville police officer during a traffic stop earlier this month.  The report released Sunday said investigators could not determine a specific motive in the shooting of K9 officer Jordan Sheldon, 32.  

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Police are increasing patrols around school bus stops across Charlotte after they say there have been several reports of a man exposing himself to girls. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said Monday there have been eight reports since February of a man exposing himself to girls between the ages of 8 and 18.

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The Catholic Diocese of Charlotte has announced it will publish a list of clergy members who’ve been credibly accused of child sex abuse.  In a statement issued Monday, Bishop Peter Jugis said it's hard to predict how long its investigation will take but that the list should be published by the end of the year.  


Nearly one in three Americans have a criminal record according to the Justice Department. Having a conviction can make it challenging to find housing. The federal government has tried to make it easier.

Thousands gathered for a vigil Wednesday night outside the town hall in downtown Mooresville to honor fallen police officer Jordan Sheldon.

The 32-year-old K-9 officer was shot last Saturday night during a traffic stop. Sheldon's father told the crowd his son loved serving the community.

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A procession will carry the body of fallen Mooresville police officer Jordan Sheldon, 32, along I-85 Tuesday afternoon.  

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A person was found shot in a vehicle in northeast Charlotte early Thursday morning. CMPD says officers responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon found the man on North Tryon Street near Sugar Creek Road around 1:30am.