Chapel Hill Local Customs

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  • Greeting people with "hey"

    by pamelacmiller Written Feb 15, 2009

    Here it is a local custom to greet people you meet by saying "Hey". Then following that is " How are you today?" and maybe a little something about the weather. Here - we talk to each other. That means in the store, at the gas station, in the restaurant, at the grocery store and any person you may meet. We say "hey" - not 'Hi" or "Hello". We are slower here than up north - so if you come here from - say - NYC - you better be ready to slow down. Its just the way things are! Also - people all go to church on Sunday and dress up. If you go out on Sunday - you will see people in Sunday clothes. Also - Wed. are big church days - actually - evenings and esp. in Durham people get off early to attend church on Wed. evening.

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    Grab some coffee

    by acemj Written Mar 10, 2003

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    As with most college towns, coffee shops do a brisk business with students cramming for exams and needing all the caffeine they can get. This is a shot of the Carolina Coffee Shop that's been around since 1922 on Franklin Street.

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