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?"
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.
9:22am Mar 27, 2017Economy Economy Transportation
Listener Matthew Fedel asks: "Winston-Salem has a railroad running through it that’s fallen into neglect. Why couldn’t it be used as a commuter route, and what’s the history of railroads in this area?" As WFDD’s David Ford recently discovered, railroads built the Twin City, and could soon help shape it again.
[Correction: this morning, we misidentified the acronym for PART. It is Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation.]
9:30am Feb 28, 2017Environment Environment
You’ve seen it on the side of the road, creeping up light posts and climbing the tallest trees - a sprawling green vine blanketing the landscape. It’s kudzu.
3:30pm Jan 19, 2017Health & Safety Health & Safety Transportation
Morning Edition host and self-appointed blinker crusader Neal Charnoff explores the question in our latest edition of Carolina Curious.
6:00am Dec 21, 2016Economy Economy Human Interest News
Since our series Carolina Curious began, we've received a wide range of questions.
2:51pm Sep 22, 2016Education Education
The North Carolina Education Lottery is having a record year, with more than $2 billion in sales.
10:18am Aug 15, 2016Economy Economy
For this edition of Carolina Curious, listener Dean Franco asks:
“Why are there so few bus shelters in Winston-Salem?”
1:04pm Jun 07, 2016Education Education
As part of our series Carolina Curious, we look at how standardized testing has changed over the last decade and how much more is at stake today.
9:42pm Jun 06, 2016Education Education
For the latest in our Carolina Curious series, listener and newly-minted teacher Madelyn Rindal wants to know: “How has the North Carolina Public School System changed in the last decade and how does it compare to our neighboring states?”
2:38pm May 23, 2016Economy Economy
In North Carolina, the only place you can buy liquor is the ABC store. Long-time Winston-Salem resident and self-professed bourbon lover George Kayiales is convinced that prices are higher here because there’s no competition. For this edition of Carolina Curious, WFDD takes a “spirit”ed look at his question.
5:22pm Apr 06, 2016Human Interest Human Interest
Spend even a little time driving around the Camel City, and you’ll see 13th-century mythic heroes. Everywhere. Robin Hood. Little John. Maid Marian. Even Friar Tuck. WFDD's Sean Bueter aims to find the answer.