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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Department on Aging to offer free tax preparation service for eligible individuals

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Orange County will once again sponsor the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) tax preparation program.

IRS Certified VITA volunteers provide FREE federal and state income tax preparation, including free electronic filing, to eligible indivi...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Tax office clarifies change in procedures regarding return of Tax Listing Forms

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For 2019, the Orange County Tax Office has modified its procedures for returning Tax Listing Forms. In previous years, residents who did not have any real property changes to report did not have to take action upon receiving the form from the tax office.

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Donations, volunteers needed to help count people experiencing homelessness

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On Wednesday, January 30, Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH) staff and volunteers will fan out across Orange County to locate and count every person living unsheltered. This is part of the annual homeless Point-in-Time count, a way to t...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Sportsplex Fieldhouse ribbon cutting set for Jan. 22

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County officials will hold a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for the newly added Field House and wellness center at the Orange County Sportsplex, 101 Meadowlands Drive in Hillsborough. The event will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 5:45 - 6:45...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

NCDOT announces date for public info session on I-40 widening

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed widening of 11.4 miles of I-40 between I-85 and the Durham County Line in Orange County.

The interstate would be widened by one lane in each direction to bring the high...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Arts Commission announces Arts Educator Professional Development Grant Program

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Beginning January 2019, public school arts educators in Orange County Public Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will be able to apply for small grants of up $250 to help with costs related to their creative and professional development. The new...

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

David Menconi selected as 2019 Piedmont Laureate

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David Menconi, a Raleigh-based writer of creative non-fiction, has been selected as the region's 2019 Piedmont Laureate. During 2019, Menconi will appear at workshops, reading programs and speaking engagements throughout Wake, Durham and Orange counties.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

HOME Program Funding Application For FY 2019-2020 available

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The Orange County HOME Consortium’s application cycle is now open for entities wanting to apply for FY 2019-2020 funds under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides formula gr...

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