88.5 WFDD presents Carolina Curious, a series where our reporters find answers to your questions. We want to know what you've always wondered about the place where you live. For example: "Why are there so many hot dog joints in Winston-Salem and so many burger places in Greensboro?" Or, "How did High Point get its name?"
6:29am Apr 06, 2018Human Interest Human Interest
There’s an old nickname for North Carolina, with a lot of variations: Cackalacky. Cackalack. North Cack.
Some folks love the terms. And a few seem to hate them.
6:00am Mar 23, 2018Crime Crime Education News
After the deadly shooting at a Florida high school last month, lawmakers all over the country are looking at how to make schools safer, including in North Carolina. Part of that movement has focused on beefing up the presence of school resource officers, or SROs.
1:08pm Mar 12, 2018Transportation Transportation
The Triad Metropolitan area is expected to see its population grow by nearly 10 percent over the next two decades.
5:18pm Jan 30, 2018Health & Safety Health & Safety Transportation
You’ve been asking about a LOT of transportation issues in our series, Carolina Curious.
7:00am Jan 19, 2018Transportation Transportation
In 2016, the number of registered plug-in and battery-powered vehicles around the globe jumped 60 percent from the previous year, and there’s no slowdown in sight.
5:37am Dec 13, 2017Crime Crime
For this edition of Carolina Curious, Greensboro listener Lisa Ross has parking on her mind:
5:00am Nov 29, 2017Health & Safety Health & Safety Human Interest
Rural hospitals across the country are closing at an alarming rate - over 80 since 2010. And a majority of these are located in the South.
10:15am Oct 27, 2017Human Interest Human Interest News
Have you ever driven to a favorite store or restaurant only to discover that the open sign is not lit up? Have you driven away, frustrated, wondering why?
10:27am Sep 25, 2017Health & Safety Health & Safety
There are hundreds of millions of people worldwide with mental health conditions. And according to the World Health Organization, most of them will never get care.
4:39pm Aug 29, 2017Politics & Government Politics & Government
For the latest in our Carolina Curious series, we’re taking a closer look at a major power the governor of North Carolina has.
5:19am Jul 17, 2017Human Interest Human Interest
Mount Airy may best be known as the inspiration for Mayberry, the town featured in The Andy Griffith Show.
7:06am May 15, 2017Education Education
It’s been nearly forty years since WFDD listener Amanda Sattler was in elementary school in Winston-Salem. A field trip that would be taboo today was a highlight of their year.
11:48am Apr 28, 2017Human Interest Human Interest
The nicknames of the cities of the Triad generally don’t take much thought to understand. But the source of Greensboro's moniker, "The Gate City," may be a little less clear.