Named after an Anglican chapel today the city is known as a liberal and for its vibrant music scene. The Car's Cradle, a music club is located in the city and Chapel Hill is recognized for launching the careers of artists such as James Taylor, and Ben Folds Five. The Morehead Planetarium is a landmark in the city. Built in 1949 it was one of the first planetariums in the country and was used for some Astronaut training during the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo space programs.
Local Newspapers: The Chapel Hill News, The Independent Weekly Courier
Local Sports Teams: North Carolina Tar Heals
Local Colleges: State UniversityThe University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Zip Codes associated with chapel hill, north carolina: 27278, 27312, 27514, 27516
Towns/Cities near chapel hill, north carolina : Durham, Cary, Raleigh, Hillsborough, Mebane, Graham, Pittsboro
Cousins Maine Lobster, which appeared on ABC's "Shark Tank," is expanding its footprint to the area, according to its website. Kokyu BBQ food truck opened a sandwich shop this week in Durham.Dean Smith's Generosity Got Lots of Press. His Estate Plan Deserves Some Too
Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Surrounded by decades of former University of North Carolina players, UNC coach Dean Smith acknowledges a standing ovation from the crowd after being honored during the Celebration of a Century at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on Feb. 12, 2010.McInnis: Profs should be teachers first
McInnis, R-Richmond, filed a bill Thursday that would require professors to teach at least eight classes during each academic year to ensure that students in the state's public universities are not primarily taught by student assistants. "There is no substitute for a professor in the classroom to bring out the best in our students," McInnis said in a statement.Census: Durham cracks nation's top 100
It's now No. 100 among the most-populated metropolitan regions in the United States, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.Military Personnel and Veterans to Benefit from Two New Courses...
The Institute for Defense and Business , in partnership with Indiana University , has announced the creation of two new training and education programs designed specifically for early career and second career workers from the defense enterprise. The IU-IDB Strategic Studies Fellows Program provides strategic security and leadership training, strengthening the individuals who will continue to grow their career within the military, while IDB's Military Transition Program is designed to provide veterans transitioning out of the military the tools they need to launch new careers in the private sector.Gastonia prepares for Loray Mill's grand opening
Gastonia city leaders are getting ready to host Governor Pat McCrory Thursday night for the celebration of Loray Mill's grand opening. The managing partners of Loray Mill, along with Governor Pat McCrory, Secretary Susan W. Kluttz, NC Secretary of the Department of Cultural Resources and Mayor John Bridgeman will preside over the grand opening ceremony.Retail Notebook; Wells Fargo, Walker Auto Parts, Greene Ridge
Andy Culpepper, managing director of investments with Wells Fargo Advisors in Greenville and Kinston has been designated the company's premier advisor for 17 straight years. "It means for 17 years you've had a client base that was large and profitable," was his matter-of-fact response.Critters found in Antarctic ice shows how tenacious life is
This undated image released by Bob Goldstein and Vicki Madden taken with an electron microscope, shows a micro-animal "tardigrade" also known as a water bear, at the UNC in Chapel Hill, N.C. In Jan. 2015, scientists found the DNA of a tardigrade in Antarctica's Lake Vostok, located in an area considered the most remote place on Earth. The mostly freshwater lake is buried under miles of ice, and hasn't been near open air for 15 million years, exciting astronomers who search for possible forms of life on other planets.Critters found in Antarctic ice shows how tenacious life...
This undated image released by Bob Goldstein and Vicki Madden taken with an electron microscope, shows a micro-animal "tardigrade" also known as a water bear, at the UNC in Chapel Hill, N.C. In Jan. 2015, scientists found the DNA of a tardigrade in Antarctica's Lake Vostok, located in an area considered the most remote place on Earth. The mostly freshwater lake is buried under miles of ice, and hasn't been near open air for 15 million years, exciting astronomers who search for possible forms of life on other planets.ToDo ToDay: Mipso, Baby Bry Bry, and Nora Jane Struthers
Few bands can transport an audience to another state the way Mipso can, making the Chapel Hill, N.C., four-piece a true marvel. Using a cello, a fiddle, and the occasional banjo, the band's music firmly plants scenes of the Appalachian Mountains and the Old North State in the minds of its listeners.American elite womena s field for the Bridge Run is the strongest ever
An effort to start paying prize money for top American elite runners at the Cooper River Bridge Run is starting to pay dividends. The elite American women's field is the most competitive perhaps in the history of the race and is arguably the most interesting aspect of this year's race.North Carolina Coach Sends $200 Check to All of His Former Players in His Will
In this Dec. 8, 2006 photo, former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith answers questions during a press conference in Chapel Hill, N.C. Late North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith, who died last month, willed his trust to send $200 to each player who lettered under him, Tim Breedlove, who wrote the letter, confirmed to SI.com . Smith died at 83 on Feb. 7 at his North Carolina home.UNC discusses renaming hall named for purported KKK leader
Trustees at the University of North Carolina are hearing opinions on whether to change the name of Saunders Hall - a building named for a confederate colonel who purportedly was an organizer of the Ku Klux Klan in the state. Area media outlets report a number of students holding signs attended a meeting Wednesday of the board's University Affairs Committee.Forbes: Quintiles, SAS, Citrix, Google, UNC Health among top employers
In a survey of 20,000 American workers, several technology and life science companies as well as other employers with strong North Carolina connections crack the top ranks of "Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list. Quintiles, the world's largest life science services provider which calls Durham home, came in at No.March 26, 2015 People You Know
'David Holt's State of Music,' the music documentary produced by Stanhope native Will McIntyre and his wife Deni with David Holt, has been picked up by PBS public television as a regular series. It will premiere this Sunday, March 29, at 7 p.m. on UNC-TV.How to Change Your Body Shape In One Afternoon
Raise your hand if you can relate to this: You have a muffin top, a tummy pooch, or stretch marks . Whether your trouble spot came from having kids or plain old genetics, you know how stubborn it is to lose.Over the past several years, more and more women have turned to serious surgery to fix those issues.Transit Services in Raleigh, Durham and The Triangle Change Names
In a news conference earlier today, NC Secretary of Transportation Tony Tata, Raleigh Mayor Pro Tem John Odom and Durham Mayor and GoTriangle Board Chair William V. "Bill" Bell, unveiled GoRaleigh, GoDurham and GoTriangle. The transit providers are part of a new family of services called GoTransit.Court hearing scheduled for Chapel Hill shooting suspect
The man accused of killing three college students in Chapel Hill last month is scheduled to appear at an April 6 court hearing to determine whether he will face the death penalty. Durham County District Attorney Roger Echols filed papers in court last month that show he plans to seek the death sentence if Craig Stephen Hicks is convicted of first-degree murder.Political meddling is real threat to free speech
A crisis of political correctness has recently arisen in the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, a republican, urged the school board to move away from teaching material that might be considered political.With the Loop going around in circles, Durham has a song but no melody
In general, the mood of Mayor Bill Bell, publicly at least, rarely runs higher than room temperature. Even-keeled, even poker-faced, he's a hard guy to read.
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