CHAPEL HILL: The public is invited to a panel discussion on the lessons learned from the Trayvon Martin case. The 17-year-old was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a Florida man who claimed self defense and was acquitted in July.

The panel discussion titled “Lessons learned from Trayvon Martin: Could it happen here?” will focus on the legal, social and personal issues of the Martin case that are relevant to North Carolina.

The free event, presented by the Justice in Action Committee, is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Chapel Hill Public Library

The panelists include Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and Police Chief Chris Blue, in addition to community members and staff from UNC and Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools.

The Justice in Action Committee, commissioned by the Town Council,  meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Chapel Hill Public Library.

For more information, call 919-968-2743, or click here.


The Chapel Hill Transit (CHT) will provide Tar Heel Express shuttle service on Saturday, September 7, 2013, for the UNC football game against Middle Tennessee State, scheduled for 12:30 p.m. at Kenan Stadium.

Shuttles will begin at 9:30 a.m. from the Friday Center and University Mall park-and-rides, and 11:00 a.m. from the Southern Village and Jones Ferry Road park and rides.

The shuttles will run every 10 to 15 minutes between the park-and-rides and Kenan Stadium and will operate for forty-five minutes following the game.

Shuttles drop off and pick up on South Road at Carmichael Auditorium and Woolen gym.

Shuttle rides are $5 for a round-trip or $3 for a one-way trip.  Park-and-ride permits are not required during Tar Heel Express events.

For additional information on Tar Heel Express, click here: