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We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.

Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.

The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

Enhanced Efforts to Improve Safety on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard

Town In News 3/9/17

Post Date:03/09/2017 5:01 PM


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Chief: Immigration Status Not Important to Chapel Hill Police (

North Carolina operates under a law that prohibits any county or municipality from restricting local law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with federal immigration officials. Read more:


Chapel Hill Officials to Consult with Residents on American Legion Property (

The American Legion sold its post in Chapel Hill to the municipal government last December, but town officials are still deliberating over how to put this new acquisition to use. Read more:


Joint Police Station Concept in Chapel Hill Prompts Public Meeting (

A new emergency services facility may be coming to Chapel Hill, but the debate on the suitability of its proposed location is simmering as the approval process continues. Read more:


Chapel Hill Town Council advances plans on American Legion property (The Herald-Sun)

The Town Council unanimously approved financing the 35-acre American Legion property purchase for $7.9 million Monday night. Read more:


Town of Chapel Hill and University consider joint development project (The Daily Tar Heel)

The Town of Chapel Hill and UNC held a neighborhood meeting Monday night about the possibility of a new development on Estes Drive directly across from the University's RR parking lot. Read more:


Chapel Hill Begins Planning Future of American Legion Property (

The future of the American Legion property will come before the Chapel Hill Town Council on Monday night. Read more:


No Arrests Reported in Franklin Street Celebration (

No arrests were made as revelers poured onto Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill on Saturday night after UNC beat Duke 90-83 on Senior Night in the Smith Center. Read more:


Celebration on Franklin St. as UNC defeats Duke 90-83 (WNCN)

Students and other Tar Heel fans flooded Franklin Street in Chapel Hill Saturday night after UNC defeated Duke in the second match between the bitter rivals this season. Read more:


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