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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Housing & Community Development issue RFP for County's Assessment of Fair Housing

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Orange County hereby requests written proposals from qualified individuals and planning consulting firms to provide professional services in the preparation of the county’s Assessment of Fair Housing.

The specific services requested by Orange Cou...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Open House for Boomerang Youth, joint project to improve outcomes for at-risk children

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Boomerang Youth, a joint project between Orange County Government, Orange County Schools and the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, will host an Open House on Feb. 25, from 5:30-7 p.m. at its new location (113 Mayo Street, Hillsborough). Boomerang provide...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Bulldog adoption process update: Almost 19,000 apps received; 20 dogs rehomed

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Orange County Animal Services has already rehomed 20 dogs and it has received almost 19,000 applications for the rescued bulldogs and other breeds being made available through a special adoption process.

Animal Services wishes to take this opportunity to t...

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Posted on: February 12, 2020

Orange County HOME Consortium seeking public input on community development and housing needs

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The Orange County HOME Consortium is hosting public input sessions to gather citizen input, comments and views on community development and housing needs in Orange County.  Public participation will play an important role in the development of th...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Commissioners approve two projects for climate tax funding

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners approved two initiatives at its Feb. 4, meeting to receive funding from the Climate Change Tax that was added to the county budget for 2019-20. The Board authorized $150,000 towards weatherization of homes for lowe...

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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Animal Services to host next low-cost rabies vaccination clinic Feb. 22

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Orange County Animal Services will host its next low-cost rabies vaccination clinic on Saturday, February 22, 2020.

These clinics ensure that cats and dogs are current on their vaccinations, while providing pet owners with substantial savings on rabies vac...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Pauli Murray Award winners announced, presentation set for Feb. 23

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The Orange County Human Relations Commission is holding the 30th Annual Pauli Murray Awards on Sunday, February 23, 2020 from 3-5 p.m. at the Whitted Building (300 W. Tryon St., Hillsborough). The award is presented annually to an Orange County adult, bus...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Orange County Health Department releases information on emerging Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

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The Orange County Health Department is informing the public that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed five cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the United States. The patients recently returned from Wuhan City, Hubei Pr...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Orange County receives first positive rabies test for 2020

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Orange County Animal Services has received its first positive rabies test result of the year, according to the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. This incident involved a raccoon and occurred in the vicinity of Schley Road and New Sharon Ch...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Elections unveils tool to help voters plan trip to polling place

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Orange County Elections has a new feature on its website to help voters reach their voting sites during early voting and on Election Day.

Map Your Trip is a web-based tool that allows voters to view their voting location and determine the best route to the...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Animal Services announces adoption process for seized dogs

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Orange County Animal Services is pleased to announce that the adoption process for the dozens of dogs seized in October will begin Saturday, January 25, at 5 p.m.

Because of overwhelming interest in the dogs, the department has developed a special adoption...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Portrait of former N.C. Supreme Court Justice removed from Orange County Courthouse

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Last week, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Carl R. Fox requested the removal of the portrait of former North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Ruffin from the courtroom in the historic Orange County Courthouse “because of his raci...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Unexpected repairs force closure of Link Building on Nov. 22

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The John M. Link, Jr., Government Center will close to the public at the close of business on Friday, Nov. 22, due to unexpected repairs. Several Orange County departments will relocate to other county facilities or temporary office space while the buildi...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Commissioners adopt proclamation in remembrance of 400th anniversary of slavery

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners adopted a proclamation at its Sept. 3 meeting declaring Aug. 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020, as a year of remembrance for the 400th anniversary of unfree Africans first arriving in English North America.

The proclam...

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