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.
Alcohol Sales on Sundays in Chapel Hill
The Chapel Hill Town Council voted on Sept. 6, 2017, to allow Sunday morning sales of beer and unfortified wine at retail stores for off-premises consumption in Chapel Hill, starting immediately.
Chapel Hill is among several North Carolina municipalities that have approved restaurants and hotels to sell mixed drinks, and for stores to sell beer and wine as early as 10 a.m. Sundays. This comes after state legislation allowing local decisions on the issue was signed into law in June 2017.
The Council had voted to allow the sale of alcohol in restaurants back in July. It delayed the decision on alcohol sales in stores until September to allow for greater public input on the question.