mlk_bodyTravel 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.

Chapel Hill Police Travel-Safety Initiatives

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

Books Sandwiched in Meets June 7

Post Date:05/23/2017 9:47 AM

Books Sandwiched In will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 7 in Meeting Room C of the Chapel Hill Public Library for a discussion of The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. 

David McCullough tells the dramatic story-behind-the-story of the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly: Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina two brothers from Ohio changed history.  These bicycle mechanics attributed their success through courage and determination to their upbringing.  Their preacher father had books and they never stopped reading, both having ceaseless curiosity.  Wilbur was a genius and Orville had such mechanical ingenuity few had ever seen.  Having only high school, no money, no contacts in high places, they undertook their “mission” even with the reality of being killed.  As problems arose, their sister Katherine contributed to their success.  The Wright Papers provided much of the documentation for this profoundly American story of heroes. 

Books Sandwiched In is free and open to the public.  You may bring a sandwich and share your thoughts on the book scheduled for discussion.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library, this group provides copies of current titles, available at the circulation desk on a first come, first served basis.  Selections for the year are chosen by the members and can be found on the Friends' web site at We hope you will join us. 



Who:        Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library

What:      Books Sandwiched In Book Club - Free and Open to the Public

Where:    Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room C

When:  Wednesday, June 7 – 11:30a.m.

Book:   The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

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