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Chapel Hill cuts fireworks from budget

Posted June 14, 2011 5:40 p.m. EDT

The budget passed by the Chapel Hill Town Council Monday held taxes steady but included a key cut. The $37,100 allotted for the town's Fourth of July fireworks celebration was eliminated. 

Overall, the town cut expenses by four percent. 

The other large cut to a quality-of-life program was the elimination of $76,844 for a program for first-time drug offenders.