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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: 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. Charlotte resident Bill Barnes wrote to WFAE's FAQ City , asking us to look at why the rollout seems to have stalled out and whether he should give up hoping that the service will arrive on his street one day.

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.

FAQ City: What's Up With Those Mobile Police Towers?

Maybe you've seen one in a parking lot at Wal-Mart, or outside the mall during the holidays. A keen-eyed television viewer might spot them among the crowd at the Superbowl, or in Times Square on New Year's Eve.

FAQ City: The Giant Vault Of Money Buried Beneath Uptown

Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published March 27, 2018. It's the end of the workday in Charlotte, and a crowd of bankers and business people is heading home for the day, striding down a plain, ordinary sidewalk next to a nondescript brown building on Trade Street. What these business people perhaps don't know is that just below their feet, about a story or two down, is a bustling underground operation and a steel-encased vault containing billions of dollars in cash.

FAQ City: What Lies Beneath Lake Norman?

Mooresville resident Lauren Sullivan has a boat she takes out on Lake Norman from time to time. She and her husband will cruise across the water, sometimes towing a wakeboard from behind. Like most people, she knew the lake was man-made, and that got her wondering: what might have been swallowed up by all the water, and what happened to the people who once called the area home?

FAQ City: The Weird And Smelly History Behind Charlotte's 'Poo Tracks'

WFAE listener Chappy Garner has been mountain biking for about five years, and one of his favorite spots in Charlotte is the Backyard Trails — a 12-mile network of twisty, turvey paths winding through 140 acres of woods in south Charlotte.

FAQ City: The Weird And Smelly History Behind Charlotte's 'Poo Tracks'

FAQ City: Meet The 'Jesus Saves' Guy In Uptown Charlotte

Have you taken a stroll in uptown lately? If so, you've likely heard the voice of Sam Bethea, 47, bellowing across the traffic and sirens and construction, proclaiming his message: "Jesus saves!" and "Jesus loves you guys!"

FAQ City: Why All The Abandoned Cars On Charlotte's Highways?

WFAE listener Chris Broughton and his family wrote in wondering why Charlotte seems to have so many abandoned cars left on the side of the highway.

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