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Chapel Hill High School

"McDougle had been the principal since1949 through 1966 at Lincoln. All of a sudden, he goes to Chapel Hill High, and they take and make him an assistant. W.D. Peerman who had been one of the winningest football coaches of North Carolina, he was regulated to the JV team."

- David Mason, Jr.

Enrolling only white students, Chapel Hill High School opened downtown on West Franklin Street in 1916. In that same year, Orange Country Training School (later Lincoln High School) opened to serve Black students. From 1936 to 1942, Chapel Hill High School occupied a new building on West Columbia Street, but when that burned down it returned to its original location. The school moved to its current location on Seawall School Road when the Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools integrated in 1966, merging the school with all-Black Lincoln High School in the new school building.

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