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.
Orange County’s 13th Annual Dog Swim
Your Dogs Will Love This!
Orange County’s Animal Services Department will hold its annual dog swim from 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the A.D. Clark Pool at Hargraves Community Center, 216 N. Roberson St. in Chapel Hill. Dogs can swim for $5 and people swim for free.
The annual Dog Swim gives dog owners the chance to recreate with their dogs and socialize with other residents. “Along with the fun and excitement of being able to splash in the water with your dog, it is a great opportunity for residents to become familiar with the animal service resources available here in Orange County," said Anne Nicholson, Aquatics Supervisor for the Town of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation Department.
This is the thirteenth year of the dog swim, which is sponsored by Orange County Animal Services and Chapel Hill’s Parks and Recreation Department. Orange County dogs can swim for $5, dogs from other counties will pay $10. People swim for free.
Please make sure that any dogs you plan on bringing are current on their vaccinations, not in season and on leash when entering the event. We look forward to seeing everyone there so please spread the word and bring friends!The event will draw people from beyond the Triangle area to spend the afternoon recreating with their dogs. It’s a wonderful event and brings people together to celebrate the undeniable bond between dogs and people.