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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Orange County announces closings for Memorial Day observance

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Orange County Government will be closed on Monday,  May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Please note the following service exceptions:

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Animal Services will check the after-hours drop off. For Animal Control emergencies during this...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

Orange County Chair orders county flags flown at half-staff to honor former Sheriff Pendergrass

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Orange County Chair Penny Rich has ordered flags at county buildings to be flown at half-staff for the remainder of the week in honor of former Orange County Sheriff Albert “Lindy” Pendergrass, who died Sunday. He was 83 years old.

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Orange County to host community yard sale on June 8

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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, June 8 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Manager unveils 2019-20 spending proposal to start budget process

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Orange County Manager Bonnie Hammersley unveiled her 2019-20 budget proposal on Thursday, May 2, during a regular meeting of the Orange County Board of Commissioners. State law mandates the board adopt a balanced budget before June 30.

Her proposed spendin...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Orange County issues statement regarding enforcement of content neutral flag ordinance

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Orange County released the following statement on Friday, May 17, regarding enforcement of a content neutral flag ordinance that was adopted on May 15, 2018.

On May 15, 2018 the Orange County Board of Commissioners, pursuant to requests from the public, ad...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Orange County Animal Services reminds pet owners to exercise caution during hot weather

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Orange County Animal Services reminds residents to be mindful of pets during the hot temperatures that arrive with our summer season. This weekend, temperatures in our area will reach 90 degrees. Knowing the dangers for pets is a critical part of responsi...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Orange County sells Limited Obligation Bonds to finance its FY 2018-19 Capital Investment Program

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Orange County sold its Series 2019A Limited Obligation Bonds (LOBs) on May 15 and achieved a true interest cost (TIC) of 2.46% from the underwriting firms of FTN Financial and Robert W. Baird & Co. The TIC was well within the County’s capita...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

County departments to relocate due to repair project at Link Building

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The Orange County Human Resources Department will move to the third floor of the West Campus Office Building (131 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough) on Monday, and will remain there for the next year due to unexpected repairs at the Link Building. The entire...

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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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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Orange County Inspector earns rare distinction from state qualification board

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Orange County Building Safety Official Russell Williams received his fifth level III Standard Inspection Certification on April 23, 2019, from the NC Code Officials Qualification Board.

Only 271 Inspectors have ever achieved level III certifications in all...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Orange County honored at Justice Initiatives Event

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The Orange County Criminal Justice Resource Department received two major honors at the recent Justice Initiatives event in Mecklenburg County. Justice Initiatives is a North Carolina non-profit based in Charlotte that supports court education and engagem...

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Posted on: March 27, 2019

CELEBRATE National Library week: Read Down your Fines

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It's spring and so it's time to read down any fines you may have accrued at the Orange County Public Library.

From Sunday, April 7 until Saturday, June 1 you can reduce fines by $2.00 for every 15 minutes you read. Come to one of our three locations, selec...

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