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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

Post Date:02/01/2018 11:13 AM
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Town in News – TIN Report – is a sampling of news media coverage about the Town of Chapel Hill compiled by the Communications and Public Affairs Department. This listing includes articles and columns that are available on the web, and may not necessarily contain all stories in the print edition of the papers or on televised broadcasts.

Links access online stories that are posted for a limited time. Some media organizations require registration or a subscription.

For information, contact us at info@townofchapelhill.org

 

Chapel Hill declares February 10 ‘Our Three Winners Day’ (WCHL)

The Chapel Hill Town Council proclaimed February 10 of this year as ‘Our Three Winners’ Day at Wednesday night’s meeting. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/local-government/chapel-hill-declares-february-10-three-winners-day

 

Southbound Fordham Boulevard in Chapel Hill reopened (WCHL)

Southbound lanes of Forhdam Boulevard in Chapel Hill are closed Thursday morning due to a gas leak. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/traffic/gas-leak-closes-southbound-fordham-boulevard-chapel-hill

 

 

Chapel Hill Mayor declares Feb. 10 ‘Our Three Winners Day’ (Spectrum)

Chapel Hill Mayor Pan Hemminger has declared Feb. 10 "Our Three Winners Day" in memory of the three Muslim students shot and killed nearly three years ago. Read more: http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2018/02/01/our-three-winners-day-declaration

 

Mobile-home families are under threat. How Orange County, Chapel Hill might help (The Herald Sun)

It will take money, creativity and conversations to help mobile-home park residents who are facing possible eviction stay in their communities, elected leaders said Tuesday. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article197581794.html

 

David Godschalk, who helped shape the UNC campus, remembered (The Herald Sun)

David R. Godschalk, a former Chapel Hill Town Council member and longtime UNC regional planning professor, who died Jan. 27 at age 86, is being remembered for his contributions to the landscape of Chapel Hill and the UNC campus. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article197807059.html

 

Chapel Hill challenges people to live like the ‘Three Winners’ Deah, Yusor and Razan (The Herald Sun)

Three young Muslims continue leaving their mark on the world three years after being gunned down in the Finley Forest neighborhood. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article197796064.html

 

Chapel Hill mayor says Feb 10 will be Our Three Winners Day (CBS)

For the families of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha, and Razan Abu-Salha February 10 will always be marked by tragedy. Read more: http://wncn.com/2018/01/31/chapel-hill-mayor-says-feb-10-will-be-our-three-winners-day/

 

'Three Winners Day' honors Chapel Hill shooting victims with volunteer opportunities (WRAL)

Deah Barakat, his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister, Razan, are known as the “Three Winners” for their legacy of giving and Wednesday night the Chapel Hill Town Council honored them with a proclamation. Read more: http://www.wral.com/-three-winners-day-honors-chapel-hill-shooting-victims-with-volunteer-opportunities/17304855/

 

David Godschalk, former UNC professor and town planner, dies (The Daily Tar Heel)

We don't always consider the people who work behind the scenes in the planning and development of a city, however the death of David Godschalk, a former Chapel Hill Town Council member and UNC professor, shines a light on the integral role he played. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/01/9vdh2me5v0kqa7k

 

Controlled burn to prompt Chapel Hill Library lessons in conservation, science, math (The News & Observer)

This spring, visitors to Chapel Hill Public Library will see a prescribed burn, or controlled burn, on the grassy sloped area above the library's circular drive. Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article197647589.html

 

Chapel Hill Represented in Best Public Library Contest (WCHL)

Chapel Hill Public Library is a mainstay of the Chapel Hill community, serving residents of the town and the greater Orange County area. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/town-square/chapel-hill-represented-best-public-library-contest

 

Mobile home residents respond to surprise threat of displacement by luxury apartments (The Daily Tar Heel)

Rodrigo Parra giggled as he ran around the gravel lot with his friends, releasing energy after a long day of class. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/01/mobile-homes-0128

 

Chapel Hill leaders to meet tonight, discuss response to recent massive snow storm (CBS)

Two weeks ago, a winter storm dumped up to a foot of snow in parts of North Carolina. Read more: http://wncn.com/2018/01/31/chapel-hill-leaders-to-meet-tonight-discuss-response-to-recent-massive-snow-storm/

 

Emotional Pleas at Chapel Hill Meeting Over Possible Redevelopment of Mobile Home Park (WCHL)

Lakeview Mobile Home Park is located on Weaver Dairy Road with some residents residing at the park for over 15 years. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/development/emotional-pleas-at-chapel-hill-meeting-over-possible-redevelopment-of-mobile-home-park

 

UNC Health Care proposes new facilities (The Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Health Care has proposed a concept plan for the Town of Chapel Hill to redevelop University-owned property along U.S. Highway 15-501, near Interstate 40 and the entrance of Chapel Hill. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/01/unc-redevelopment-0125

 

UNC students being asked to register parties with Chapel Hill police (CBS)

They are the stuff of legends and Hollywood movies — college parties. Read more: http://wncn.com/2018/01/26/unc-students-being-asked-to-register-parties-with-chapel-hill-police/

 

Chapel Hill and Carrboro celebrate Frederick Douglass (The Daily Tar Heel)

Orange County will be holding a series of events over the next month to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frederick Douglass’ birthday. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/01/frederick-douglass-0125

 

Chapel Hill Raises Gun Violence Awareness Flag (WCHL)

The Town of Chapel Hill raised an orange gun violence awareness flag at Peace and Justice Plaza yesterday in response to the increased frequency of school shootings. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/chapel-hill-raises-gun-violence-awareness-flag

 

Chapel Hill raises orange flag at Peace and Justice Plaza. Here’s what it means (The News & Observer)

In response to the Kentucky school shooting and other gun violence, the Town of Chapel Hill this week raised an orange gun violence awareness flag at Peace and Justice Plaza, 179 E. Franklin St. Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article196660174.html

 

Residents bring their fears, tears and pleas to Chapel Hill development hearing (The Herald Sun)

Belen Alvarado, a single mom who works two jobs, saved for two years to buy her daughters a safe home in the Lakeview Mobile Home Park across from Timberlyne shopping center. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article196563469.html

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