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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

How can you avoid hitting back-to-back red lights in Charlotte?

When you're driving, nothing is more annoying than a string of red traffic lights. Why are some Charlotte traffic signals so poorly timed? And is there anything you can do about it?

Why Do Sidewalks End? Examining Charlotte's Sidewalks To Nowhere

Why do some sidewalks in the Charlotte region come to an abrupt end? This special rebroadcast of an FAQ City episode tells you some reasons why.

Why Are Charlotte's Streetlights Turning Purple?

Some of the Charlotte region's streetlights are mysteriously changing color. We illuminate why — and how — some people are seeing purple.

Is Anyone Really Fooled By Those Cell Tower Trees In Charlotte?

There's something awfully suspicious about that pine tree off the side of Interstate 485 in Charlotte. What is it? And why are there more like it?

Who Coordinates The Lights On Charlotte's Skyscrapers?

If you've ever looked at the Charlotte skyline at night, you might have noticed that sometimes all of the buildings are lit up the same color. Who's in charge of deciding when and how the buildings are illuminated?

What's At The Top Of Charlotte's Bank Of America Tower?

The 60th floor of the Bank of America Corporate Center is a mysterious, mythical place. At nearly 776 feet above the ground, it's one of the highest spots a person can visit in Charlotte. What's up there?

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 what they think are coastal creatures right here in Charlotte.

Have You Ever Wondered How Charlotte Neighborhoods Got Their Names?

WFAE listener Summer Cook wrote to FAQ City wondering where all of Charlotte's neighborhood names came from. For example, who is Elizabeth? Or Cherry? What about Dilworth?

In Charlotte, Is It Sugaw Creek Or Sugar Creek?

The spelling and pronunciation of Little Sugar Creek, which flows into Sugar Creek (or is it Sugaw Creek?) have been a source of debate for well over 200 years. Which is right?

FAQ City: Where Are Charlotte's Revolutionary War-Era Buildings?

Last month, Charlotte celebrated what's known as "Meck Dec Day," the annual holiday in honor of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. On May 20, 1775 — more than a full year before the United States Declaration of Independence — it's said that influential men of Charlotte declared themselves "free and independent" of British rule. In honor of Meck Dec Day, this week FAQ City is revisiting a 2018 episode about Charlotte's Revolutionary war history.