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Triangle to Observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted January 19, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— The observance of Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday will be marked by many events and activities in the Triangle Monday. In addition, many governmental offices will be closed.

Schools, post offices, ABC stores, banks, city, county and state offices will be closed in Wake, Durham, Orange and Johnston Counties. Most stores will be open. Durham buses will operate on a holiday schedule; other bus lines will be closed. There will be no garbage collection Monday. Most public libraries will be closed.

Among the activities planned for Monday:

King Interdenominational Prayer Breakfast, Sheraton Imperial, RTP, 8 a.m.

Governor's Liberty Bell-Ringing Ceremony, Bicentennial Plaza at the state capitol, Raleigh, 10:30 a.m.

Memorial March, departs from north side of capitol, Raleigh, 11:30 a.m.

Unveiling of water monument at Martin Luther King Memorial Gardens, Raleigh, 4 p.m.

Unity March from N.C. Mutual Building to Community Shelter for HOPE, Durham, 10:30 a.m.

Community Memorial Service, First Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, 3 p.m.