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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.

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FAQ City: Why Do CMS High Schools Start So Early?

Waking up is hard. Even harder when you're a teenager who has to be at the bus stop at 6 a.m. One WFAE listener, Jennifer Morell, wrote in to " FAQ City " wondering why our high schools start so early in the morning, and if our kids might be better served if we pushed back the opening bell.

FAQ City: How Many Charlotteans Are Native?

Native Charlotteans are sometimes described as unicorns — so rare they also seem mystical. Transplants, on the other hand, seem far more common, and one WFAE listener says it feels like their numbers have grown considerably in the last decade.

FAQ City: The Story Of Charlotte's Earle Village

Editor's note: A version of this story was originally published in October 2018. Few Charlotteans may remember Earle Village, the public housing community built in First Ward just outside uptown. It was a bustling community that stretched from Sixth Street to 10th Street, roughly bordered by Myers Street and Caldwell Street. It was the place where 400 of the city's poorest families resided — until the village was condemned to demolition in the 1990s.

FAQ City: What's At The Top Of The 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. It's situated higher than the top of the Space Needle and the Washington Mounument, and it presumably offers unparralleled views of not just the city, but the entire region. And it's strictly closed off to the public.

FAQ City: What Lies Beneath Lake Norman?

Editor's note: This story was originally published in December 2018. 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: Who Is Sharon, And Why Are So Many Streets Named After Her?

Sharon Road, Sharon Lane, Sharon Amity, Sharon Woods Lane, Sharon Township Lane, Sharon Avenue, Sharon Chase Drive, and ... well you get the point. With so many roads named after her, it's no wonder Charlotteans are curious to know who Sharon is.

FAQ City: How To Get A Poorly-Timed Traffic Light Fixed

We all know the feeling. You're in a rush on your way to work or to drop the kids off, and you end up hitting back-to-back-to-back red lights. Your blood pressure kicks up, your body tenses, and your brain screams LET'S GO! Turn green already!

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.

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