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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A third person has been charged in connection with a violent home invasion in Monroe that left a mother of five children dead.   

Roy Cooper

Following this past weekend's deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is pressing lawmakers to pass a so-called “red flag” bill. 

CMPD vehicle

Updated 11:13 a.m.

Police are releasing more details about an officer-involved shooting that left a man dead outside a home in northeast Charlotte overnight. Police say the suspect, 55-year-old Delano Williams, was armed when officers encountered him shortly after midnight.


Something new is in the works for Ballantyne: affordable housing. Developer Northwood Office says it plans to make that part of a massive project it’s planning near the Ballantyne Hotel.

It’s time for a weekly fact check of North Carolina politics. This week we look at remarks by Republican state Sen. Dan Bishop of Mecklenburg County during a campaign rally held by President Trump in Greenville July 17. 

Charlotte skyline, UNC Charlotte Center City First Ward Park

Another month brings another big tech announcement for Charlotte. Financial software company AvidXchange says it’s planning to build a second headquarters at the Music Factory just outside uptown and increase its workforce by 1,200.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

The board tasked with proposing changes to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's policy on use of deadly force is recommending a greater emphasis on de-escalation. 

It's our weekly fact check of North Carolina politics. This week we look at a bill in the General Assembly that would require sheriffs to work with federal immigration officials.

Marshall Terry

Finding affordable housing in Charlotte is often a daunting task, with the city estimating the supply to be at least 24,000 units short of what is needed.  One organization that helps those looking for a place is SocialServe.

Senator Thom Tillis

Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis has introduced legislation aimed at pressuring local sheriffs to comply with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainers by allowing civil action from crime victims -- or the loss of federal grants -- if they don’t. 

Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather.

Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather says the criminal justice system in Charlotte is inadequate for a city its size. 


If you're looking for a home to rent there's an increasing chance it's going to be owned by a large corporation. A new report shows that 15% of Charlotte homes sold last year were purchased by investors, and investors purchased 25% of the lowest-priced homes. The rise in investor-owned housing can have big consequences when it comes to evictions.

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A National Geographic expedition in May installed the highest weather station in the world.  It’s on Mt. Everest about 1,500 feet below the summit. It’s one of only a handful of places on the planet that reaches into the little understood sub-tropical jet stream. Researchers hope the data they gather on the jet stream will help them better understand how the highest elevations of the planet are being effected by climate change. Baker Perry is an Appalachian State geography professor who was on the team that installed the weather station.

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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.

Charlotte skyline, UNC Charlotte Center City First Ward Park

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.

Garland Tucker
Garland Tucker Campaign

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.