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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 6/29/17

Post Date:06/29/2017 4:30 PM


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Second Annual “Food for the Summer” Program Underway (

Food for the Summer is well into its second year of providing lunches for children in need in the community and according to new program coordinator Emma Jenkins-Sullivan, the program has seen growth in outreach and involvement. Read more:


AC Hotel Construction Closing Portion of Downtown Street (

Utility work is periodically closing a portion of a downtown Chapel Hill street through the end of next week. Read more:


Two Firefighters Treated for Heat Exposure After Carol Woods Fire (

Two firefighters – one from Chapel Hill and one from Carrboro – had to be treated for heat exposure after fighting a three-alarm fire on Tuesday, according to an update provided by Chapel Hill officials. Read more:


What should Chapel Hill do with the property it doesn’t need anymore? (The Herald-Sun)

In a few years, you might drop off the kids at the Kidzu Children’s Museum or the skate park on a Saturday morning, shop for fresh, local vegetables, and join a quick pickleball game – all without leaving the American Legion campus. Read more:


Three-Alarm Fire at Carol Woods (

No residents were injured when what fire officials described to WCHL as a three-alarm fire broke out at the fitness center at the Carol Woods Retirement Community Tuesday afternoon. Read more:


Town of Chapel Hill to host Fourth of July celebration at Kenan Stadium (UNC News)

The Town of Chapel Hill will host its annual fireworks celebration at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Stadium on Fourth of July. Read more:


Chapel Hill Officials Consider Plans for a Mixed-use Center on North Estes Drive (

A planned community may be coming to Chapel Hill, but not before its prospective developer revises a concept plan to which town officials recently objected. Read more:


Roads Reopened After Gas Leak Reported in Downtown Chapel Hill (

Officials said that the leak had been stopped as of 12:35 and that the roadways that were closed will be reopening. Read more:


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