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Encyclopedia > Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Chapel Hill

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Official seal of Chapel Hill
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Nickname: The Southern Part of Heaven
Location in North Carolina
Location in North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°55′N 79°2′W / 35.917, -79.033
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Orange, Durham, and Chatham
Founded 1793
Government
 - Mayor Kevin C. Foy
Area
 - City  19.8 sq mi (51.3 km²)
 - Water  0.1 sq mi (0.2 km²)
Population (2000)
 - City 48,715
 - Density 2,466.0/sq mi (952.4/km²)
 - Metro 1,079,873
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Website: Town of Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill is a town in North Carolina and the home of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), the oldest state-supported university in the United States. As of the 2000 census, it had a population of 48,715. As of 2004 its estimated population was 52,440.[1] Image File history File links Originally Image:Chapel-Hill-Town-Flag. ... Image File history File links Originally Image:Chapel-Hill-Town-Seal. ... // A nickname is a name of a person or thing other than its proper name. ... Adapted from Wikipedias NC county maps by Seth Ilys. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... List of North Carolina counties: Alamance County Alexander County Alleghany County Anson County Ashe County Avery County Beaufort County Bertie County Bladen County Brunswick County Buncombe County Burke County Cabarrus County Caldwell County Camden County Carteret County Caswell County Catawba County Chatham County Cherokee County Chowan County Clay County Cleveland... Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Chatham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Year 1793 (MDCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Kevin Foy is the Democratic mayor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a public, coeducational, research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. ...


The 2005 Metropolitan Population was: 1,509,560, for The US Office of Management and Budget's Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area known as Raleigh-Durham-Cary (formerly known as the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Area). For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country State County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh make up the three corners of the Research Triangle, so named in 1959 with the creation of the Research Triangle Park, a research park between Durham and Raleigh. Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country State County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... The Research Triangle, commonly referred to as the Triangle, is a region in the piedmont of North Carolina in the United States, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill and the major research universities of North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Research Triangle Park (RTP) is the largest research park in the world. ...

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Geography

Chapel Hill is located in the southeast corner of Orange County, with municipal boundaries extending slightly into Durham County to the east and almost to Chatham County to the south. It is coterminous to the west with the town of Carrboro, and to the east with the city of Durham. Orange County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Durham County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Chatham County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... City nickname: The Paris of the Piedmont Incorporated 1911 County Orange County Mayor Mark Chilton Aldermen Joal Hall Broun (mayor pro tem) Dan Coleman Jacquelyn Gist Randee Haven-ODonnell John Herrera Alex Zaffron Town Manager Steven E. Stewart Area  - Total  - Water 11. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country State County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.3 km² (19.8 mi²). 51.2 km² (19.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.35%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

A view of Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill

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Culture

As is typical of college towns, Chapel Hill has historically tended to be politically liberal. In fact, disgruntled conservatives have referred to the town as "The People's Republic of Chapel Hill." Former U.S. Senator Jesse Helms once called the town a "zoo" and suggested it be "walled off" from the rest of North Carolina.[2] The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... American liberalism—that is, liberalism in the United States of America—is a broad political and philosophical mindset, favoring individual liberty, and opposing restrictions on liberty, whether they come from established religion, from government regulation, from the existing class structure, or from multi-national corporations. ... Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. ...


Residents of Chapel Hill have made public education a priority, resulting in Chapel Hill being widely recognized for the quality of its school system, which it shares with Carrboro. Chapel Hill's two high schools, East Chapel Hill High and Chapel Hill High, are rated as the 38th and 74th best high schools in the U.S. by Newsweek, respectively. Carrboro is a town located in Orange County, North Carolina. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ...


The town also shares with Carrboro a vibrant music scene. Cat's Cradle in Carrboro is often rated as one of the best clubs in the country for live music, and Local 506 and other Chapel Hill bars (such as the Cave, and Reservoir) often host local, national, and international acts in all genres. The Squirrel Nut Zippers, James Taylor, Southern Culture on the Skids, Superchunk, and Ben Folds Five, Oasis, Arcade Fire are among the notable musical acts whose careers began in Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill has also been a center for the modern revival of old-time music with such bands as the Hollow Rock String band, the Two Dollar Pistols, the Fuzzy Mountain String band and the Red Clay Ramblers.[3] Chapel Hill was also the founding home of now defunct indie label Mammoth Records. Bruce Springsteen has also made a point to visit the town on several tours. His most recent appearance was on September 14, 2003, at Kenan Stadium with the E Street Band, marking his fourth appearance overall. U2 also performed at Kenan on the first date of their 1983 "War Tour" where Bono famously climbed up to the top of the stage, during pouring rain and lightning, holding up a white flag for peace. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Southern Culture on the Skids, also known to fans as SCOTS, is an American music group composed of Rick Miller (vocals, guitar), Dave Hartman (percussion), and Mary Huff (vocals, bass guitar). ... Superchunk (left to right): Mac McCaughan, Jim Wilbur, Jon Wurster, Laura Ballance. ... Ben Folds Five (1994–2000) was a trio formed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina who were a mainstay of piano rock until their breakup in 2000. ... For the English rock band, see Oasis (band). ... Arcade Fire (often known as The Arcade Fire) is an indie rock band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... West Virginia fiddler Edden Hammons, accompanied by his son James on the banjo Old-time music is a form of North American folk music, with roots in the folk music of many countries, including England, Scotland and Ireland, as well as the continent of Africa. ... Founded in 1989 in Carrboro, North Carolina, Mammoth Records was one of the premiere independent record labels of the 1990s. ... “Springsteen” redirects here. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kenan Stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium is located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and is the home field of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels. ... The E Street Band is a backing band that has toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen since 1972. ... This article is about the Irish rock band. ... For other uses, see Bono (disambiguation). ...


Chapel Hill is rapidly becoming somewhat of a hot spot for pop American cuisine – which is likely due to the college town's entrepreneur-friendly business startup environment, thriving small farms and national media attention surrounding a few local culinary notables, like Foster’s Market (Martha Stewart’s Living), Mama Dip's, Crook's Corner, Caffé Driade (Food Network’s “$40 A Day With Rachael Ray”), The Cackalacky Classic Condiment Company (Food Network's "BBQ With Bobby Flay" and "Rachael Ray's Ball Park Cafe Special," Comedy Central's "Insomniac," OLN's "BBQ All Star Showdown," Associated Press, Public Radio International, etc.), and The Lantern Restaurant (Food & Wine Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, etc.) Martha Stewart (born Martha Helen Kostyra on August 3, 1941) is an American business magnate, author, editor and homemaking advocate. ... Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ... Rachael Domenica Ray (born August 25, 1968 in Glens Falls, New York[1][2]) is an Emmy-award winning television personality and author, who currently hosts the syndicated talk/lifestyle program Rachael Ray and two Food Network series, 30 Minute Meals and Rachael Rays Tasty Travels. ... A 5 oz. ... Food Network is an American cable network that airs many specials and recurring (episodic) shows about food. ... Robert William Flay is a fourth generation Irish-American celebrity chef and restaurateur. ... Rachael Domenica Ray (born August 25, 1968 in Glens Falls, New York[1][2]) is an Emmy-award winning television personality and author, who currently hosts the syndicated talk/lifestyle program Rachael Ray and two Food Network series, 30 Minute Meals and Rachael Rays Tasty Travels. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... OLN (Outdoor Life Network) is a Canadian cable television specialty channel. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... PRI logo Public Radio International, or PRI, is a Minneapolis-based American public radio organization. ... Food & Wine is a monthly magazine published by American Express Publishing. ...


The area of Chapel Hill and Carrboro combined is home to many hip, independently owned coffee shops (such as Open Eye Cafe, 3 Cups, Caffe Driade, and Padgett Station) and bars.


The Morehead Planetarium was, when it opened in 1949, one of only a handful of planetariums in the nation, and it has remained an important town landmark. During the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, astronauts were trained there. One of the town’s hallmark features is the giant sundial, located in the rose gardens in front of the planetarium on Franklin Street. The Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ... For the song by Ai Otsuka, see Planetarium (song) // A planetarium is a theatre built primarily for presenting educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky, or for training in celestial navigation. ... Description Role: Orbital spaceflight Crew: one, pilot Dimensions Height: 11. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... This article is about the series of human spaceflight missions. ... A view of Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill Franklin Street is a prominent thoroughfare in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ...


UNC-CH has been very successful at college basketball and women’s soccer (Mia Hamm played as an undergraduate at UNC), and an obsession with the sports has been one of the most distinctive features of the town's culture, fueled by the rivalry among North Carolina's four ACC teams: the UNC Tar Heels, the Duke Blue Devils, the NC State Wolfpack, and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. More recently, the town has received regional notice as the site of a large annual Halloween street party, with an attendance regularly exceeding 70,000. College basketball most often refers to the American basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA. Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... UEFA Womens Cup Final 2005 at Potsdam Womens association football is the most prominent team sport for women in many countries, and one of the few womens team sports with professional leagues. ... Mia Hamm (born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma, Alabama) is a former American soccer player. ... The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is one of the oldest collegiate athletic leagues in the United States. ... This refers to the athletic teams for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The name Tar Heel is also often used to refer to individuals from the state of North Carolina, the Tar Heel State. ... Duke Universitys 26 varsity sports teams, known as the Blue Devils, compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... The athletic teams of the North Carolina State University, known as the Wolfpack, compete in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports. ... The Deamon Deacon riding in on his motorcycle, as has become traditional at many Wake Forest sporting events. ... This article is about the holiday. ...

The colorful brick wall of an alley: one of many murals in Chapel Hill by artist Michael J. Brown[4]

For more than 30 years Chapel Hill has sponsored two annual street fairs, Apple Chill (which was canceled in 2006 due to increasing violence[5]) in April and Festifall in October. The fairs offer booths to artists, craftsmen, nonprofits, and food vendors. Performance space is also available for musicians, martial artists and other groups. Both fairs are attended annually by tens of thousands. Image File history File links Alley-chapel_hill. ... Image File history File links Alley-chapel_hill. ... Among Seattles best known streetfairs are Bumbershoot, Folklife (both at the Seattle center), and the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade & street fair. ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ...


Like many college towns, Chapel Hill has some unique retail outlets. A Southern Season is based in Chapel Hill, although it also serves a wider audience through its mail-order business. A Southern Season is a gourmet food retail and mail-order store based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ...


Chapel Hill also has some village communities, such as Meadowmont Village[6] and Southern Village.[7] Meadowmont and Southern Village both have shopping centers, green space where concerts and movies take place, community pools, and schools.


History

Chapel Hill, or at least the town center, indeed sits atop a hill--originally called New Hope Chapel Hill after the chapel once located there. The Carolina Inn now occupies the site of the original chapel. In 1819, the town was founded to serve the University of North Carolina and grew up around it. The town was chartered in 1851, and its main street, Franklin Street, was named in memory of Benjamin Franklin.[8]


In 1968, only a year after its schools became fully integrated, Chapel Hill became the first predominantly white municipality in the country to elect an African American mayor, Howard Lee. Lee served from 1969 until 1975 and, among other things, helped establish Chapel Hill Transit, the town's bus system. Some 30 years later, in 2002, legislation was passed to make the local buses free of fares to residents and visitors alike, leading to a large increase in ridership; the buses are financed through Chapel Hill and Carrboro city taxes as well as UNC-CH student fees. Howard Nathaniel Lee (born July 28, 1934) is an American politician. ... Chapel Hill Transit operates public bus and van transportation services within the cities of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in area of the southeast corner of Orange County, North Carolina. ... “Autobus” redirects here. ...

The intersection of Franklin Street and Columbia Street
The intersection of Franklin Street and Columbia Street

In the latter part of the 20th century, the town grew considerably and became wealthier, with affordable housing and combating urban sprawl emerging as major local issues. By the late 20th century, higher proportions of the local population worked at jobs unrelated to the university; town surveys indicated that a majority of people working in the town were no longer able to afford in-town housing, and so many people working for the university itself weren't able to afford to live in Chapel Hill, or even Carrboro, that charter bus lines were doing a brisk business in almost nothing but bringing in from nearby counties a workforce of secretaries and others on which the university depended. Image File history File links Franklin_columbia-chapel_hill. ... Image File history File links Franklin_columbia-chapel_hill. ...


Government

Chapel Hill uses a council-manager form of government. The community elects a mayor and 8 council members. Mayors serve 2-year terms, and council members serve staggered 4-year terms. Current mayor Kevin Foy is a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition,[9] a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets." The Coalition is co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Kevin Foy is the Democratic mayor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... The Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition is a coalition of mayors from 225 different United States cities, with a stated goal of making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets. ... In a two-party system (such as in the United States), bipartisan refers to any bill, act, resolution, or any other action of a political body in which both of the major political parties are in agreement. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the current mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, United States and the citys first Italian-American mayor. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and the founder of Bloomberg L.P., currently serving as the Mayor of New York City. ...


The town adopted its flag in 1990. According to flag designer Spring Davis, the blue represents the town and the University of North Carolina (whose colors are blue and white); the green represents "environmental awareness"; and the "townscape" in the inverted chevron represents "a sense of home, friends, and community."[10]


The current version of the town's seal, adopted in 1989, is in the process of being replaced with a similar but simpler version. All versions of the seal, dating back to the 1930s, depict Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and protector of cities. [1]

See also: List of mayors of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and List of town council members of Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Notable residents

UNC's wooded campus buffers the town center
See also: List of alumni from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population
1950 9,177
1960 12,573
1970 26,199
1980 32,421
1990 38,872
2000 48,715
2003 51,485

As of the 2000 censusGR2, there were 48,715 people, 17,808 households, and 8,138 families residing in the town. The population density was 952.4/km² (2,466.0/mi²). There were 18,976 housing units at an average density of 371.0/km² (960.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.95% White, 11.42% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 7.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.16% from other races, and 1.85% from two or more races. 3.21% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanics in the United States, or Hispanic Americans, are American citizens or residents of Hispanic ethnicity who identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Chapel Hill is North Carolina's best educated city, proportionately, with 77.0% of adult residents (25 and older) holding an associate degree or higher, and 73.7% of adults possessing a baccalaureate degree or higher (2000 Census).


There were 17,808 households out of which 22.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54.3% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.88. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 15.1% under the age of 18, 37.1% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there were 82.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.


The median income for a household in the town was $39,140, and the median income for a family was $88,200. Males had a median income of $50,258 versus $32,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,133. About 6.4% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.6% of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The home ownership rate (owner-occupied housing units to total units) is 42.9%.


Points of interest

Coker Arboretum (5. ... The North Carolina Botanical Garden (about 700 acres, plus 210 acres of nature preserves) is a botanical garden operated by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ...

References

  1. ^ Town of Chapel Hill
  2. ^ Liberal Place: Chapel Hill, NC at TurnLeft.com
  3. ^ Red Clay Ramblers
  4. ^ murals in Chapel Hill by artist Michael J. Brown
  5. ^ Chapel Hill votes to kill Apple Chill
  6. ^ Meadowmont Village
  7. ^ Southern Village
  8. ^ MEMORANDUM
  9. ^ Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Coalition Members.
  10. ^ MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1990 AT 7:30 P.M.

See also

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section can be improved by converting lengthy lists to text. ... The I-85 Corridor is a multi-state region that follows I-85 across the Southeastern U.S. It includes several metropolitan areas: the Atlanta metropolitan area, The SC Upstate, Asheville, Charlotte metropolitan area, The NC Piedmont Triad, The NC Triangle, and Richmond-Petersburg. ... East Chapel Hill High School (to its students simply East) is the second high school in the town of Chapel Hill, NC (a third is completing construction as of early 2007). ... Chapel Hill High School is a suburban non-charter high school located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... Area code 919 is the telephone area code serving the state of North Carolina. ...

External links

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Local businesses

Workman Publishing Company is a publisher of primarily non-fiction print and audio books along with calendars with annual sales of over $25 million. ... Health Decisions is a contract research organization located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. ... Business-to-business (B2B) describes relations of commercial partners, without serving the end consumer. ...

References


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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3730 words)
The University of North Carolina was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1789.
Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill serves as the northern border of the University's main campus.
As a result, the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina was renamed the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the University of North Carolina itself became the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Chapel Hill North Carolina Living - Your Online Information Guide to Moving & Living in Chapel Hill, NC (616 words)
   Chapel Hill, NC is situated in the middle of the state, halfway between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Research is a major industry for the residents of Chapel Hill and its surrounding communities.
The University of North Carolina is a high-profile school and valued member of the Chapel Hill community.
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