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 Tea: Bronwen Dickey
The Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library are pleased to present Bronwen Dickey at the Meet the Author Tea on Thursday, June 15 in Meeting Room A 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 to 5 p.m.
Bronwen Dickey is a contributing editor at The Oxford American and the author of Pit Bull: The Battle over an American Icon, published in 2016. The book shows a deep knowledge of the history and the misinformation surrounding the pit bull. This widely acclaimed book is highly entertaining and as much about human beings as it is about dogs. One Amazon reviewer called the book “an undeniable work of literature.”
As serious and thought-provoking as this work is, Dickey never loses sight of the story’s real heart: our very American love of dogs, whatever their breed. “There may be no creature on earth that lends itself to as much love, hate and myth-making as the domestic dog,” she writes. “The literature of dogs has mostly become a literature of longing: for home, for safety, for acceptance and probably for some flicker of the wildness we ourselves have lost.”
Dickey’s writing has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Popular Mechanics, Scuba Diving and Garden & Gun. She has received an award for travel journalism and one of her pieces is included in Best American Travel Writing of 2009. She has appeared as a featured guest on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross and All Things Considered. This year she was nominated for a National Magazine Award in feature writing.
Bronwen Dickey is the daughter of the late novelist and poet James Dickey. She lives in Durham, N.C.
Who: Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library
What: Meet the Author Tea: Bronwen Dickey
Where: Chapel Hill Public Library Meeting Room B
When: Thursday June 15: 3:30 p.m. Refreshments, 4-5 p.m. Program