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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

Chapel Hill Town Council Approves 10 a.m. Brunch Alcohol Sales

Post Date:07/10/2017 6:36 PM

The Chapel Hill Town Council voted tonight to allow 10 a.m. Sunday alcohol sales, allowing restaurants to begin serving mimosas and other alcoholic beverages at 10 a.m. Sundays instead of noon. A decision on whether to allow earlier alcohol sales in stores was deferred until fall. 


Mayor Pam Hemminger said the Council acted on “on-premises consumption,” but delayed decision on “off-premises consumption” for 10 a.m. Sundays. The delay until fall – when more of the community is around in a college town like Chapel Hill – will allow more to provide public input. Following the unanimous vote, the Mayor invited residents and visitors to enjoy brunch in downtown Chapel Hill, which is offering free on-street parking on Saturdays during July.

Would you like to view the video of this Council Special Meeting? ( - this should be ready for online viewing by Tuesday afternoon).

Access the complete agenda at by contacting Communications and Public Affairs at 919-968-2743 or


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