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Have a question about Charlotte? WFAE will find out the answer. Submit yours at WFAE.org/FAQCity. New episodes will come out every other week on Tuesday.

Most Recent Episodes

FAQ City: Why Are There Seagulls In Charlotte?

It's summer, and lots of us are headed to the beach to play in the sand and see the marine wildlife. But some of our listeners say they've seen coastal creatures right here at home.

FAQ City: What Happened To Charlotte's Cankerworms?

Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in June 2018. Does it seem like something's missing around Charlotte? Something small, green, or brown? Listener Hope Nicholls thinks so. She wrote in to FAQ City wondering about what seemed to be a total absence of cankerworms this spring.

FAQ City: The Miracle Of Hickory

How do you respond to tragedies? We all face them periodically over the course of our lives. Sometimes there's little we can do to remedy the situation. Other times, we're given the opportunity to fight back.

FAQ City: Just Who Are Those Cell Tower Trees Fooling?

There's something awfully suspicious about that pine tree off the side of Interstate 485. You know, the one with the perfectly smooth trunk and the oddly sparse branches. Seems strange that it would grow so much taller than the other trees. Oh, and the giant panels on the top are interesting. Perhaps they're a type of fruit?

FAQ City: Where In Charlotte Can You Find Pastries From The Great British Baking Show?

So you've finally binged all of "The Great British Baking Show" on Netflix and now you're left wondering how to get some of those scrumptious-looking baked goods. But what bakery in Charlotte carries hazelnut dacquoise or kouign-amann?

FAQ City: Where In Charlotte Can You Find Pastries From The Great British Baking Show?

FAQ City: Are There Really Old Gold Mines Beneath Charlotte?

Many Charlotte residents have long heard tales of abandoned gold mines left buried beneath uptown Charlotte. Aaron Hopping, a WFAE listener, wanted to know more. Like, where are they? What happened to them? And are any still accessible?

FAQ City: How Did Charlotte Become A Major Banking City?

A version of this story was originally published on May 8, 2018. Orlando has tourism, Nashville has music — it seems like Charlotte has always been defined by its banks. But have you ever wondered why?

FAQ City: What Happened To Google Fiber?

Google Fiber's internet speed may be lightning fast, but its rollout has been painfully slow around the United States, including in Charlotte – where the company has requested no new construction permits so far in 2019.

FAQ City: Why Don't Some Major Charlotte Roads Have Streetlights?

A version of this story was originally published Feb. 13, 2018. Imagine two roads in Charlotte — one in the north, one in the south. Both have four lanes and plenty of rush hour traffic, but one has streetlights while the other doesn't. Seem weird?

FAQ City: Understanding The 9th Congressional District Race

Twelve weeks after the 2018 election, residents of North Carolina's 9th Congressional District still don't know who officially won their race for Congress.

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