Franklin Street in Chapel Hill
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|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), the oldest state-supported university in the United States. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 919 is a Telephone Area code serving all or parts of 11 counties in the north-central area of the U Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC, North Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, Coeducational Research The United States of America —commonly referred to as the As of the 2000 census, it had a population of 48,715. As of 2004 its estimated population was 52,440. 
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. Durham is a city in the US state of North Carolina. It is the County seat of Durham County Raleigh (pronounced rah-lee) is the Capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County, USA The 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 United States
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. Orange County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. Durham County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. Chatham County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. It is coterminous to the west with the town of Carrboro, and to the east with the city of Durham. Carrboro is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. Durham is a city in the US state of North Carolina. It is the County seat of Durham County
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 8 square miles (51. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 3 km²), of which, 19. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 8 square miles (51. 2 km²) of it is land and 0. 1 square miles (0. 2 km²) of it (0. 35%) is water.
As is typical of college towns, Chapel Hill has historically tended to be politically liberal. A college town or university town is a community (often literally a Town, but possibly a small or medium sized City, or in some cases a Neighborhood Liberalism in the United States is a broad political and philosophical mindset favoring individual Liberty, and opposing restrictions on liberty whether they come from 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. Jesse Alexander Helms Jr (October 18 1921 – July 4 2008 was a five-term Republican United States Senator from North Carolina who served as chairman 
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. Carrboro is a town in Orange County, North Carolina, United States. Chapel Hill's two older high schools, East Chapel Hill High and Chapel Hill High, are rated as the 105th and 231st best high schools in the U. S. by Newsweek, respectively. Newsweek is an American weekly Newsmagazine published in New York City. A third high school, Carrboro High, opened in 2007.
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, George Hamilton IV, Southern Culture on the Skids, Superchunk, Polvo and Ben Folds Five are among the notable musical acts whose careers began in Chapel Hill. The Squirrel Nut Zippers are a band formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina by James "Jimbo" Mathus (vocals and guitar Katharine James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American Singer-songwriter and Guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts George Hamilton IV (born July 19, 1937 in Winston-Salem North Carolina) is an American Country musician He began performing in the 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 Superchunk is an Indie rock band from Chapel Hill North Carolina, consisting of singer/guitarist Mac McCaughan, guitarist Jim Wilbur, bassist Polvo is an influential indie Noise rock band of the 1990s from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA. Ben Folds Five was a piano-based rock trio formed in 1993 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 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, Big Fat Gap and the Red Clay Ramblers. Old-time music is a form of North American Folk music, with roots in the Folk musics of many countries including England, Scotland,  Chapel Hill was also the founding home of now defunct indie label Mammoth Records, as well as now Durham-based Merge Records. Founded by Jay Faires in 1989 in Carrboro North Carolina, Mammoth Records was one of the premiere Independent record labels of the 1990s Merge Records is an Independent record label based in Durham North Carolina. 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. Events 81 - Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The E Street Band is a musical group that has periodically toured and recorded with Rock musician Bruce Springsteen since 1972 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.
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. Martha Stewart (born Martha Helen Kostyra; August 3, 1941) is an American Business magnate, Television host, author Food Network is a cable network that airs specials and recurring (episodic programs about food and cooking Rachael Domenica Ray (born August 25, 1968 in Glens Falls, New York) is a two-time Daytime Emmy nominated television personality Cackalacky is a mildly spiced sweet potato-based table condiment from Chapel Hill North Carolina. Food Network is a cable network that airs specials and recurring (episodic programs about food and cooking Robert William Flay (born December 10, 1964 where he was raised and continues to live Rachael Domenica Ray (born August 25, 1968 in Glens Falls, New York) is a two-time Daytime Emmy nominated television personality Comedy Central is an American Cable television and Satellite television channel that carries predominantly Comedy programming OLN ( Outdoor Life Network) is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel. The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio Public Radio International ( PRI) is a Minneapolis -based American Public radio organization with locations in Boston, New York ), and The Lantern Restaurant (Food & Wine Magazine, Southern Living Magazine, etc. Food & Wine is a monthly Magazine published by American Express Publishing )
The area of Chapel Hill and Carrboro combined is home to many independently owned coffee shops (such as Joe Van Gogh (formerly known as CupAJoe), Franklin Sweets (formerly Amelia @ Chapel Hill), 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. Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 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 During the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, astronauts were trained there. Team The Gemini program was managed by the Manned Spacecraft Center Houston Texas under direction of the Office of Manned Space Flight NASA Headquarters Washington One of the town’s hallmark features is the giant sundial, located in the rose gardens in front of the planetarium on Franklin Street. 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 North Carolina Tar Heels, the Duke Blue Devils, the NC State Wolfpack, and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. College basketball most often refers to the American Basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Mia Hamm (born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma Alabama) is a former American Soccer The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC is a collegiate athletic league in the United States. The North Carolina Tar Heels are the athletic teams for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Duke University 's 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 Demon Deacon is the mascot of Wake Forest University, a school located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 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. Halloween, or Hallowe’en, is a Holiday celebrated on the night of October 31.
For more than 30 years Chapel Hill sponsored two annual street fairs, Apple Chill (which was canceled in 2006 due to increasing violence) in April and Festifall in October. street fair is a Fair that celebrates the character of a Neighborhood. The fairs offer booths to artists, craftsmakers, nonprofits, and food vendors. A non-profit organization ( abbreviated "NPO" also "not-for-profit" is a legally constituted Organization whose objective is to support or engage Performance space is also available for musicians, martial artists and other groups. Martial arts are systems of codified practices and traditions of training for Combat. Both fairs are attended annually by tens of thousands.
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 and Southern Village.  Meadowmont and Southern Village both have shopping centers, green space where concerts and movies take place, community pools, and schools.
Chapel Hill, or at least the town center, indeed sits atop a hill which was originally occupied by a small Anglican "chapel of ease", built in 1752, known as New Hope Chapel. 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. 
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. Howard Nathaniel Lee (born July 28, 1934) is an American politician Lee served from 1969 until 1975 and, among other things, helped establish Chapel Hill Transit, the town's bus system. Chapel Hill Transit operates public Bus and Van transportation services within the contiguous municipalities of Chapel Hill and Carrboro and 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.
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 were not 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.
Chapel Hill uses a council-manager form of government. This page contains an incomplete list persons who have served as Mayor of Chapel Hill North Carolina. This page contains an incomplete list of persons who have served on the Town Council of Chapel Hill North Carolina (known as the Board of Aldermen until July 1979 and as the In the council-manager form of government an elected city council (typically between five and 11 people is responsible for making Policy, passing Ordinances voting Appropriations The community elects a mayor and 8 council members. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government 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, a bi-partisan group with a stated goal of "making the public safer by getting illegal guns off the streets. Kevin C Foy (born 1956 is an American politician mayor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina since 2001 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 In a Two-party system (such as in the United States) bipartisan refers to any bill, act, resolution, or any other action of a " The Coalition is co-chaired by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Thomas Michael Menino (born December 27, 1942) is the mayor of Boston Massachusetts, United States and the city's first The City of New York Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman and 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. "
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. 
As of the 2000 census, there were 48,715 people, 17,808 households, and 8,138 families residing in the town. This page lists notable alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andy Samuel Griffith (born June 1, 1926) is an American Actor, producer, Writer, director Bunn "Bunny" Hearn (born May 21, 1891 in Chapel Hill North Carolina - died October 10, 1959 in Wilson John Michael Dexter Romweber was born in 1966 in Indiana In the eighties he formed with drummer Chris "Crow" Smith the seminal band Flat Duo Jets. James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American Singer-songwriter and Guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts Elizabeth "Libba" Cotten ( January 5, 1895 – June 29, 1987) was an American blues and folk Musician. Floyd Council ( September 2 1911 &ndash May 9 1976) was an American Blues guitarist and singer Howard Nathaniel Lee (born July 28, 1934) is an American politician Daniel Wallace or Danny Wallace may refer to the following people Daniel Wallace (author, American author of the novel Big Fish Charles Kuralt ( 10 September 1934 &ndash 4 July 1997) was an award-winning American journalist Frederick Phillips Brooks Jr (born April 19, 1931) is a Software engineer and Computer scientist, best-known for managing the development Johnny Reid "John" Edwards (born June 10 1953 The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " __FORCETOC__ For the Vice President of the United States, their roles and other information see Vice President of the United States. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Silda Alice Wall Spitzer (born December 10, 1957 in Chapel Hill North Carolina) is the founder and chair of the board of Children for Children Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer and former politician of the Democratic Party. 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Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17 1963 is a retired American professional Basketball player and active businessman Mia Hamm (born Mariel Margaret Hamm on March 17, 1972 in Selma Alabama) is a former American Soccer Thomas Clayton Wolfe ( October 3, 1900 &ndash September 15, 1938) was an acclaimed American Novelist of the early 20th Lewis Niles Black (born August 30 1948) is a Grammy Award -winning American stand-up comedian, Author, Playwright Kent Williams (b 1962 is an American painter and Graphic novel artist James Terry Sanford (August 20 1917 – April 18 1998 was a United States politician and educator from North Carolina. The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives The Governor of North Carolina is the top executive of the government of the U North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States Sarah Dessen (born June 6 1970) is an American Writer for young adults, who lives and teaches in Chapel Hill, Mary Pope Osborne (May 20 1949 -) is an American children's book author Chris Stamey (born December 6, 1954, Chapel Hill North Carolina) is an American Musician, Singer, Songwriter and William Carter Love (1784 - 1835 was a Congressional Representative from North Carolina; born near Norfolk Virginia, in 1784 moved to Chapel Hill The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966) is an American Singer-songwriter and the former frontman of the Band Ben Folds Five Roy Allen Williams (born August 1, 1950) is head coach of the men's Basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Malcolm "Cam" Cameron (born February 6, 1961 in Chapel Hill North Carolina) is currently the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens Laurel Holloman (born May 23, 1971 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina) is an American actress, currently best known Spencer Chamberlain (born January 4, 1983) is the current lead singer of the Christian Metalcore band Underoath. Katherine Alice Applegate is the credited Author of the Animorphs, Remnants, Everworld, and several other book Lawrence Ferlinghetti (born Lawrence Ferling on March 24, 1919) is an American Poet and painter, and the co-founder of Samuel James Ervin Jr ( September 27, 1896 &ndash April 23, 1985) was a Democratic United States Senator from Manly Wade Wellman ( May 21, 1903 - April 5, 1986) was an American writer Paul Hilton "Butch" Davis Jr is the current head football coach at the University of North Carolina. Nick Perumov ( Ник Перумов) is the Pen name of Nikolay Daniilovich Perumov ( Николай Даниилович Перумов) The population density was 2,466. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 0 people per square mile (952. 4/km²). There were 18,976 housing units at an average density of 960. 6/sq mi (371. 0/km²). 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. Hispanic and Latino Americans are Americans of Hispanic or Latino descent, which comprises ancestry or origins in Hispanic America
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. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 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.
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. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 6. 4% of families and 21. 6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 6% of those under age 18 and 5. 6% of those age 65 or over.
The home ownership rate is 42. 9%.