Q: Grinding sound from front drivers side wheel area 2010 Volkswagon

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I drove my car 200 miles yesterday with no problems. Today, I drove the 4 miles to work and noticed an occasional sound like metal was dragging on the pavement. It only happened for a second or two at a time. I stopped and saw nothing hanging under the tire. On my return home I heard the sound again, and suddenly it began to grind and screech much louder. It's not constant, and I haven't noticed it happening more often when I turn or brake. It's seems to happen mostly when I accelerate after braking. I did not hear the sound when in reverse.

My car has 97000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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