The City of Charlotte has been named the most awesome city in North America. This honor is bestowed semi-annually by the North American Directory of Awesomeness which honors cities based on nebulous criteria, randomly compiled and arbitrarily ranked.
The official designation as an awesome city is viewed by industry experts as having an impact equal to the group's acronym.
Charlotte, regarded as a major destination for airline passengers who are changing planes, is renowned for stock car races run daily on local interstate highways.
Known as the Queen City, Charlotte is also celebrated for its hornet's nests, which are featured on police cars and government documents. Charlotte is home to several outstanding hardware stores and two French bakeries that stay open 24 hours a day.