Travel Safety Initiatives
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.
Meet the Author: Tim Crothers
The Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library are pleased to present Tim Crothers at the Meet the Author Tea on Thursday, April 20 in Meeting Room B at the Library. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m., and the program will run from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Chapel Hill readers may recall Tim Crothers best for two books about subjects close to many of their hearts. One, co-authored with UNC basketball coach Roy Williams, is titled Hard Work; A Life On and Off the Court. The other, The Man Watching: Anson Dorrance and the University of North Carolina Women’s Soccer Dynasty, is the story of UNC’s phenomenal women’s soccer program. He will be talking about his 2016 book The Queen of Katwe; One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion. This book has been highly successful and has been made into a major motion picture starring Academy Award winners Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo
Tim Crothers was well prepared to tell this story. A former senior writer for Sports Illustrated, he has taught sports journalism at the University of North Carolina for more than a decade. Part of his task is to teach students how to interview subjects of different backgrounds and cultures – all of which came in handy as he put his skills to work on this unusual and dramatic story about a young girl named Phiona Mutesi who was born into desperate poverty in the Katwe slums of Kampala, Uganda and somehow became an international chess champion.
Tim Crothers lives in Chapel Hill with his wife and two children. He has organized a chess club for his son and daughter’s elementary school here in Chapel Hill.
Who: Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library
What: Meet the Author Tea: Tim Crothers
Where: Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room B
When: Thursday April 20: 3:30 p.m. Refreshments; 4-5 p.m. Program