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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 8/17/17

Post Date:08/17/2017 4:15 PM

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50 at 50 - August 11 (NC Recreation and Park Association)

A short trip on I-40 led me to Chapel Hill for this week’s blog. The Town of Chapel HIll is 23.1 square miles and home to the University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill has 16 parks providing about 1000 acres for active and passive recreation and preserved open space. I had the pleasure of visiting parks with Parks and Recreation Director Jim Orr and Assistant Director Linda Smith. In addition to the visit to Umstead Park, I got to explore Bolin Creek Greenway. Read more:


Chapel Hill, Carrboro Mayors Sign Letter to President Trump Supporting DACA (

Mayors from Chapel Hill and Carrboro are among more than 100 mayors and county officials from across the country encouraging President Donald Trump to support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Read more:


Chancellor Folt Requests Initiative to Bring More Art to Chapel Hill (

You can expect to see a lot more art around Chapel Hill soon, but not just in Ackland Art Museum and Memorial Hall. Read more:


No Injuries Reported in Residential Chapel Hill Fire (

No one was injured after Chapel Hill Fire crews were called to a residential structure fire Tuesday. Read more:


Mayor: Chapel Hill 'will not tolerate hatred, bigotry, racism or violence' (

Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger is joining the chorus of local officials in “denouncing white supremacy, neo-Nazism, anti-Semitism and other forms of hate which have no place in a democratic society.” Read more:


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