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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

Big Spring Book Sale This Weekend!

Post Date:04/04/2017 3:57 PM

The Big Spring Weekend Book Sale is on at the Chapel Hill Public Library April 7-9. The sale begins on Friday, April 7, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. (open to members of the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library--you can join at the door). The sale will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 8, and will wrap up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, with a bag sale. Fill as many bags as you wish for $5 each (bring your own bag).

Thousands of books will be available, with prices starting at 50 cents for children's books and mass market paperbacks.

A collection of Bill and Ida Friday's books will be included in this sale. Many have been signed and inscribed by the authors.

The Big Book Sale is hosted by the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library, a 500+ member non-profit organization made up of volunteers who are dedicated to serving the Chapel Hill community by supporting the Chapel Hill Public Library. For more information about the sale and the Friends, visit

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