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.
Town In News 8/24/17
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Launch Chapel Hill Levels Up With Exits, Expansions & New Space (ExitEvent.com)
Six are women, one a high school senior and three are professors at UNC-Chapel Hill. Read more: https://www.exitevent.com/2017/08/inside-launch-chapel-hills-new-office/
Ephesus-Fordham District Renamed (Chapelboro.com)
Chapel Hill’s Ephesus-Fordham District is being renamed the Blue Hill District. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/development/ephesus-fordham-district-renamed
Chapel Hill Mayor to UNC: Move Silent Sam (Chapelboro.com)
Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger is formally asking UNC Chancellor Carol Folt to begin the process of appealing to remove Silent Sam from the UNC campus. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/unc/chapel-hill-mayor-unc-move-silent-sam
UNC study shows that 41 percent of N.C. towns have declining populations (The Chronicle)
The demise of “Small Town USA” may be imminent, suggests a recent North Carolina demographics survey. Read more: http://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2017/08/unc-study-shows-that-41-percent-of-n-c-towns-have-declining-populations
Chapel Hill mayor asks UNC to remove Silent Sam (The Daily Tar Heel)
Chapel Hill mayor Pam Hemminger sent a letter to Chancellor Carol Folt asking UNC to take down Silent Sam — a monument to Confederate soldiers on UNC's campus. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/08/hemminger-announcement-0818
Group warns of early drinking (ABC 11)
Heading back to school for a new year means new books, new clothes and new lessons for your children. One of the lessons the Campus and Community Coalition wants to help them learn is the danger of starting to drink too early in life. Read more: http://abc11.com/education/group-warns-of-early-drinking/2319486/