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
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.
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Man arrested for selling counterfeit UNC-Duke tickets (WCHL)
Chapel Hill Police have arrested a 25-year-old man accused of selling counterfeit tickets to Thursday night’s UNC – Duke basketball game in Chapel Hill. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/man-arrested-selling-counterfeit-unc-duke-tickets
A safe place for Silent Sam? Orange County lawmakers hope the General Assembly agrees (The Herald Sun)
Orange County’s legislators could ask the General Assembly this spring to set a deadline for UNC to move the Confederate statue Silent Sam to a safe place. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article198901269.html
Chapel Hill looking to solve mobile home displacement (WCHL)
The residents of the Lakeview Mobile Home Park on Weaver Dairy road are in danger of being displaced from their homes, and, according to Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger, there may be very little the Town of Chapel Hill can do to prevent that. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/development/chapel-hill-looking-to-solve-mobile-home-displacement
Wake County does the Durham-Orange Light Rail plan a big favor (The Herald Sun)
Schewel spoke alongside Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article198720414.html
Chapel Hill police arrest two men in armed store robbery (The Herald Sun)
The Chapel Hill Police Department arrested two men in connection with an armed robbery that took place Tuesday at the Glen Lennox Family Fare BP gas station, 1201 Raleigh Road. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article198783109.html
Suspects arrested in Chapel Hill armed robbery (WCHL)
Chapel Hill Police arrested two men suspected in an armed robbery at the Glen Lennox Family Fare BP gas station on Raleigh Road Tuesday afternoon. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/suspects-arrested-chapel-hill-armed-robbery
Reported Armed Robbery in Chapel Hill (WCHL)
Chapel Hill Police say a vehicle was stopped on Fordham Boulevard after a reported armed robbery at the BP on Raleigh Road Tuesday afternoon. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/traffic/fordham-boulevard-chapel-hill-delayed-police
Car sound a little louder than before? If so, you may be the victim of a crime. (The Herald Sun)
Police in North Carolina continue to report an uptick in instances of a crime that could make your car sound different overnight. Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/crime/article198630554.html
$5,000 reward offered for information on three Circle K armed robberies (WCHL)
Law enforcement officials are now offering a $5,000 reward for information regarding a string of armed robberies from late 2017. Read more: http://chapelboro.com/news/crime/5000-reward-offered-information-three-circle-k-armed-robberies
Q&A with retired Chapel Hill Police Department crisis counselor Sabrina Garcia (The Daily Tar Heel)
Sabrina Garcia retired from the Chapel Hill Police Department after 28 years as a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Specialist. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/02/q-and-a-garcia-0205
New contractor opens Chapel Hill license plate agency after DMV investigation (WCHL)
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles License Plate Agency in Chapel Hill reopened Monday under a new contractor. Read more: https://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/new-contractor-opens-chapel-hill-license-plate-agency-dmv-investigation
Best cities for retirees to age successfully (Investopedia)
Could all those retirees in Florida and Arizona have it wrong? Read more: https://www.investopedia.com/retirement/best-cities-retirees-successful-aging/
Chapel Hill Town Council has a few suggestions for UNC Health Care’s Eastowne project (The News & Observer)
UNC Health Care got more than a few suggestions this week for its planned redevelopment of the Eastowne office park on U.S. 15-501. Read more: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article198065534.html
After humble beginnings, PORCH has raised over $2 million for hunger relief efforts (The Daily Tar Heel)
PORCH, an all-volunteer grassroots hunger relief organization, will hold a community celebration as they pass the $2 million mark in donations for hunger relief. Read more: http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2018/02/porch-two-million-0201