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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Orange County, Chapel Hill & Carrboro to hold Open House for Greene Tract

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Greene Tract Community Open House

Please join us for a Community Open House on the future of the Greene Tract. Two opportunities to participate are scheduled:

  • First meeting: In-Person Sunday, Nov. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the RENA Community Center lo...

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Boosters for All Vaccines Available Now

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To strengthen and extend protections against severe illness, North Carolinians who have been fully vaccinated with the?Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines may now be eligible to receive a booster dose.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Cent...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Orange County, Carrboro and Chapel Hill outside agencies funding process opens

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Each year, Orange County, the Town of Carrboro and the Town of Chapel Hill invite program funding requests from nonprofit providers (outside agencies) to support delivery of vital community services. The County and Towns administer a common application wi...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Animal Services needs homes for working barn cats

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Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) needs to find homes for cats that are part of their Working Barn Cat initiative. These cats are currently housed at the Animal Services Center in Chapel Hill, NC, and they are not quite social enough to be adopted thro...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Board of Commissioners approve new Longtime Homeowner Assistance program

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Orange County will launch a new Longtime Homeowner Assistance (LHA) program on Oct. 8 to provide property tax bill assistance to help people stay in their homes. The Orange County Board of Commissioners initiated the LHA Program on June 15, 2021, by alloc...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Farnan promoted to Orange County Fire Marshal

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After an extensive search and recruitment process, Orange County named Elizabeth Farnan as the new Fire Marshal for Orange County. She officially began her duties Sept. 25.

Farnan, who was appointed Acting Fire Marshal in July, began her career in 1994 as ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

Pfizer Booster Shots Available for High-Risk Groups

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To strengthen and extend protections against severe illness, North Carolinians at high risk for serious illness or exposure who have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine for six months or more can now receive a COVID-19 booster shot.The Centers f...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Orange County receives application for development of Efland Industrial Park

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On Sept. 15, 2021, staff accepted for review a non-residential Zoning Compliance Permit (ZCP) application and site plan proposing the development of the Efland Industrial Park. The project case number is SPR21-0006. The plan is for 886,240 square feet of ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Orange County Mobile Vaccine Team Available for Home Vaccinations

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In an effort to ensure that all community members have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, the Orange County Mobile Vaccine Team is ready to vaccinate people who are homebound or are otherwise unable to travel to a vaccine clinic.

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Orange County ready to help residents facing eviction

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Orange County residents and families facing eviction can seek assistance through the Orange County Housing Helpline and the Eviction Diversion Program.The Housing Helpline connects people with eviction diversion, homeless services and other resources. Con...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Orange County Emergency Declaration extended indefinitely

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With hospitalizations increasing and the Delta variant spreading, Orange County has extended the local COVID-19 related State of Emergency declaration indefinitely, The extension went into effect Friday, July 23, at 5 p.m.

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