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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 4/20/17

Post Date:04/20/2017 11:45 AM


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Condon makes good on bet after Gonzaga loss to North Carolina (KREM)

SPOKANE, Wash. --- Spokane Mayor David Condon made good on a bet this week, posting photos to the City of Spokane Facebook account with him wearing North Carolina "tarheel blue." Read more:


Residents argue pros and cons of Orange County Transit Plan at Commissioners meeting (The Daily Tar Heel)

Orange County Commissioners met Tuesday in Chapel Hill to hear public input on the draft of the Orange County Transit Plan. Commissioners will vote on the plan April 27. Read more:


Chapel Hill ushers in Autism Awareness Month with series of events (The Daily Tar Heel)

For Lindsay Graham, a board member of the Autism Society of North Carolina Orange-Chatham County and self-advocate, Autism Awareness Month means feeling cared for and remembered by the community. Read more:


Council gets first crack at reviewing Chapel Hill High renovation (The Chapel Hill News)

A planned renovation and expansion of Chapel Hill High School should be built to serve more students, Town Council members said during Monday’s review of a preliminary concept plan. Read more:


Public Opinion Remains Split on Durham-Orange Light Rail Project (

The Orange County Commissioners heard from a packed room on Tuesday night regarding the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail project. Read more:


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