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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Grants to fund wellness, entrepreneurial initiatives at library

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The Orange County Public Library has been awarded grants to pilot new initiatives to serve residents. Grant funds are coming from two sources--the State Library of North Carolina and NC IDEA, a private foundation in Durham, NC. The grants will enable the ...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Department on Aging to host screening of documentary, A Will for the Woods

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The Orange County Department on Aging will host a movie screening of the documentary, A Will for the Woods, recipient of nine international film festival awards and critical acclaim.

The screening will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6:30 &ndas...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Animal Services receives Petco Foundation grant for Working Barn Cat program

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Orange County Animal Services is proud to announce that they have received a grant from the Petco Foundation to fund its Working Barn Cat Program. This grant will be used to provide spay/neuter services to free-roaming cats belonging to Orange County resi...

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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Lead safety for renovation repair training courses offered by Housing Department

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Orange County Department of Housing and Community Development will offer training sessions for renovators, remodelers and painters who wish to renew or gain their EPA Certified Renovator status. Both trainings--a half-day renewal and a full-day initial tr...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Fees eliminated for cash deposits at Orange County Detention Center ATM

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The ATM machine in the lobby of the Orange County Detention Center, operated by OASIS Management, will no longer assess any direct fees for cash deposits made on behalf of incarcerated individuals by their friends and loved ones. This change follows an ag...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Orange County to host community yard sale on September 28.

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Orange County Department on Aging and the Friends of the Jerry M. Passmore Center invite the public to a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

It is going to be HUGE! Join us for this multi-vendor yard sale and come prepa...

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Posted on: August 29, 2019

Orange County Animal Services to hold annual Dog Swim on Sept. 22

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Orange County Animal Services will hold its annual Dog Swim on Sunday, September 22, from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Heritage Hills Pool in Chapel Hill.

This marks the 15th year of the Dog Swim.  Admission is $10.00 for Orange County ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

State, County and Mebane celebrate successful recruitment of Medline to Orange County

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Orange County, the State of North Carolina and the City of Mebane announced Thursday, Sept. 12, the successful recruitment of Medline. The Board officially approved Orange County’s local performance-based incentive offer to Medline in a special ...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Reimagining US 15-501 Corridor Study Public Workshop on Oct. 17

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Join us at the third public workshop for the Reimagining 15-501 Corridor Study on Thursday, October 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chapel Hill Bible Church, located at 260 Erwin Road, Chapel Hill. The workshop will provide the chance to review a...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Statement from BOCC regarding potential changes to firearm regulations

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Statement from Board of County Commissioners regarding potential changes to firearm regulations

After receiving a petition from many concerned residents in June regarding public safety and noise concerns, the Orange County Board of Commissioners asked the ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

BOCC appoints Freeman as Tax Administrator

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Longtime tax department employee Nancy Freeman was appointed Tax Administrator on Tuesday by the Orange County Board of Commissioners. Freeman replaces Duane Brinson, who resigned in the spring to take a similar position in Durham County.

Freeman is a grad...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Orange County names new Director of Housing and Community Development

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Emila Sutton, who has more than 15 years of experience related to affordable housing and community development, has been named Orange County’s next Director of Housing and Community Development.

"Housing is a social determinant of health and has a sig...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Tax Office announces new web-based services

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Orange County taxpayers and residents now have more information about their property at their fingertips, thanks to two new initiatives from the Orange County Tax Office.

Property Record Card (PRC) allows visitors to review data on record for your property...

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Posted on: August 20, 2019

Library card sign-up month promises time with local authors

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The Orange County Public Library announces a new twist on National Library Card Sign-up Month. Anyone who signs up for or renews a library card between September 1-30, will be entered into a drawing to have tea with Lee Smith or an ice cream sundae with J...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Coordinated rescue mission finds missing Chapel Hill woman alive

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A coordinated effort led by Orange County Emergency Services and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office resulted in a happy ending in the search for a missing Chapel Hill woman. More than 300 people from 36 different agencies, including trained pers...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Animal Services offers grant program

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Orange County Animal Services is offering The Pat Sanford Animal Welfare Grant, a program to support animal welfare initiatives and projects in Orange County, thanks to a generous donation from Friends of Orange County Animal Shelter for that purpose. Thi...

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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Watch for I-40/85 Lane Closures During Road Work in Alamance, Orange Counties

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BURLINGTON (NC DOT PRESS RELEASE) -- Resurfacing work will require overnight lane closures for several months along Interstate 40/85 in Alamance and Orange counties.

Starting Sunday night, May 12, resurfacing operations will begin on I-40/85 between N.C. 5...

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