Memorial Day Holiday: Most municipal offices will be closed Monday, May 29. Residential trash will not be collected (Monday routes will be collected Wednesday, May 31). Recycling will not be affected. Chapel Hill Transit will not operate. Chapel Hill Public Library will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. More Information

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"Sometimes described by its booster as “the pat of butter in a sea of grits,” Chapel Hill lies on a belt of high and wooded ground two and a half hours from the Atlantic Ocean and three east of the Appalachian range. We are 140 miles east of Charlotte, and twenty-five minutes north of Raleigh, our capital. But Chapel Hill’s citizens understand that what makes our town so agreeable is not that it lies in the gravitational field of other destinations, but that it is politely and resolutely a distinct place with an array of magnetisms (often counterpoised) entirely its own."

--Wells Tower, an excerpt from 27 Views of Chapel Hill, Eno Publishers

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