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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Hurricane Florence victims approved for Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

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Orange County has been declared a disaster county for Hurricane Florence and provided an individual assistance declaration by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This declaration authorizes the Department of Social Services to administer the Disaster Food...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Orange County receives fourth positive rabies test this year

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Orange County Animal Services has received its fourth positive rabies test result of the year, according to the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. This incident involved a skunk and occurred in the vicinity of Dairyland Road and Albert Road...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

NCDOT Addressing Sight Distance With Four-Way Stop in Orange County

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HILLSBOROUGH (NC DOT PRESS RELEASE) – The N.C. Department of Transportation will modify the intersection of Buckhorn Road and Bradshaw Quarry Road on Tuesday, Oct. 23, for the construction of an all-way stop just outsi...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

FEMA adds Orange to list of N.C. counties eligible for Florence disaster assistance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (FEMA News Release) -- Residents and business owners in Anson, Orange and Union counties may now apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Florence.

“People across Nor...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Emergency Services temporarily relocates to other locations in the county

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On Wednesday, October 17, the Orange County Emergency Services Administrative Offices will be relocating to temporary offices in the county. All phone numbers and email addresses remain the same and will be transferred to our temporary locations. The main...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Arts Commission & Hillsborough Arts Council to host 2nd annual Paint it Orange Plein Air Paint Out

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The Orange County Arts Commission, in partnership with the Hillsborough Arts Council, will host the Second Annual Paint it Orange: Plein Air Paint-out and Wet Paint Sale from  Oct. 19-21.

Artists are invited to spend three days painting the sites ...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

County issues statement on cases involving Southeast Property Group

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There are currently four related appeals of Orange County Board of Adjustment decisions regarding the Barn of Chapel Hill pending before the Orange County Superior Court (In the matter of Southeast Property Group, LLC, et. al. vs. Orange County Board of A...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Orange County BOCC votes to protect early voting

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At a specially called meeting Oct. 9, the Orange County Board of Commissioners voted to protect the final two days of early voting at the Board of Elections site in downtown Hillsborough by denying a request to reschedule Hog Day to Nov. 2-3.

Hog Day was p...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Orange County to host holiday market

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The Orange County Department on Aging, and the Friends of the Jerry M. Passmore Center, will host a Holiday Market on Saturday, November 3.

The event will take place at the Passmore Center in Hillsborough from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., offering unique holi...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Florence leaves behind unwanted visitors

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Hurricane Florence and the tropical rains are over, but standing water in low-lying areas and containers has resulted in an influx of unwanted visitors -- large broods of large mosquitoes. While most mosquitoes are just a nuisance, North Carolina has as m...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Orange County releases Interactive Trails and Greenways map

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Getting outside and enjoying the many beautiful trails in Orange County has been made easier.

Orange County, in collaboration with the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough, North Carolina State Parks, North Carolina Botanical Garden, the Univer...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Orange County to offer shingles and pneumonia vaccine clinics

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ORANGE COUNTY, NC (October 2, 2018)—Orange County Department on Aging, in partnership with Walgreens and Walmart, will offer two Shingles and Pneumonia Vaccination Clinics in October.

Participants must attend an immunization assessment prior to the actual ...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Board approves plan to bring high-speed internet to rural areas of county

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High-speed internet access is on its way to several rural areas in Orange County, thanks to a public-private partnership between Orange County and Open Broadband, LLC, that was approved by the Board of County Commissioners during its Sept. 4 meeting.

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Child Support Director Janet Sparks, longest-serving county department head retired Aug. 31

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Janet Sparks had a plan for her career, but life had other ideas. Sparks worked her final day as Orange County’s Director of Child Support Services on Aug. 31, a job that turned into a calling and lasted almost 38 years.

Sparks will be replaced on an inter...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Applicants Needed for Advisory Boards

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ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 9, 2018) – One major way citizens can have a positive impact on the future of Orange County is to volunteer to serve on the various County advisory boards and commissions.

Currently there are openings on the following advisory boa...

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

Orange County to host “Welcome to Medicare” seminars

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ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 28, 2018)—The Orange County Department on Aging and the NC Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) are to host free “Welcome to Medicare” seminars.

Are you turning 65, and eligible for Medicare?  Do you feel...

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