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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 Recognized for Excellence in Public Communications and Engagement

Post Date:04/18/2016 12:33 PM

Left to right: Melanie Miller, Sabrina Oliver,
Catherine Lazorko, Ran Northam (click for full-res)

The Town of Chapel Hill was among 14 North Carolina governments to earn recognition in the Ninth Annual NC City & County Communicators’ (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards announced Thursday, April 14, at the Sheraton Chapel Hill. The Town won the following awards: 

The award-winning projects were produced by Communications and Public Affairs Department staff members Catherine Lazorko, communications manager; Melanie Miller, graphic designer; and Ran Northam, communications specialist. Sabrina Oliver is director of Communications and Public Affairs.

Judges for the NC3C Excellence in Communications Awards are government communication professionals from Texas, Colorado and Florida. Each judge has previously won state or national awards. More than 70 entries were received in this year’s contest.

“Our organization is full of city and county government communicators who are excellent at what they do. They are innovative, creative, passionate, and dedicated, and that shows in their work,” said NC3C President Glenn Hargett. “It was an honor to preside over the program, viewing these exciting demonstrations of work to communicate the stories of the jurisdictions they serve.”

The purpose of NC City & County Communicators is to encourage professional development and networking among local governmental communications professionals. For more information, visit


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