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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 of Chapel Hill wins communications awards

Post Date:12/20/2010

NCAGIOThe Town of Chapel Hill Communications and Public Affairs Department was recognized recently in a communications contest for state and local communications professionals.

The N.C. Association of Government Information Officers Excellence in Communications contest presented two awards to Chapel Hill during its annual meeting on Nov. 18 in Raleigh.

Chapel Hill's local government website at won first place in the websites category. The website was created by the Communications and Public Affairs Department in partnership with Vision Internet and involvement from a team of web stewards who continuously work to maintain and improve the website.

Additionally, the Town of Chapel Hill’s Guide to Services – available online at – received a third place award in the regular publications category. Facing shrinking publication budgets, the communications team worked to accomplish more with its annual Guide to Town Services. They added a section on parks and recreation, which allowed that department to streamline and save printing costs.

NCAGIO was founded in 1968 by a group of public information officers in state government and under the guidance of the N.C. Institute of Government. Today it includes state and local public information officers and others working in governmental communications.

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