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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 u...

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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 t...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

The Animal Services Department

services that ensure the health, safety and well-being of humans, pets and the community as whole. Addressing the problem of pet overpopulation with a proactive and positive approach is an intergral ingredient of the department’s mission.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

County Government Academy

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Orange County residents interested in learning more about their county government can sign up for the Orange County Government Academy, an intensive course that meets every two weeks from February through June..

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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 3, 2018

Nature of Orange photo contest winners announced

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The Nature of Orange Photography Contest has concluded and has been judged. The theme of this year’s contest was Parks and Trails in Orange County.

For next year, the theme will be “Farms, Parks and Trails in Orange County.”

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that th...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Saunders learns valuable lessons while helping at Hawaii volcano

As Orange County Emergency Management Coordinator, Kirby Saunders (third from right in photo) has been deployed to natural disasters around the nation, but nothing prepared him for what he witnessed when he was sent to Hawaii to assist with a historic vol...

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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: September 25, 2018

Golf tournament to benefit Orange County Veterans Memorial

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The 1st Annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the beautiful Occoneechee Golf Course in Hillsborough on Friday, Oct. 19. The Captain's Choice (super ball) tournament will feature four-person teams with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

Proceeds fro...

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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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Posted on: August 10, 2018

50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

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This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. On April 11, 1968, just seven days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (commonly called...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

HUD Charges Homeowners, Management Company with Discrimination Against Family with Child

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"The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged the owners of an apartment complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and their property management company with housing discrimination for refusing to let a c...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Federal court says Fair Housing Act covers harassed LGBTQ tenant

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"A federal appeals court found that the U.S. Fair Housing Act places obligations on landlords to protect LGBTQ tenants from harassment by other tenants." Read the full article from NBC here.

Read the court documents here.

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

HUD Settles Case Alleging Sexual Harassment

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"The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved a Conciliation Agreement between Area Housing Commission, a public housing authority in Pensacola, Florida, and a female resident resolving allegations t...

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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 North Carolin...

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Hurricane Florence
Posted on: October 16, 2018

Hurricane Florence survivors eligible for SBA loan deferments

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SBA PRESS RELEASE) – To further support Hurricane Florence recovery efforts, the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer deferments of up to nine months on SBA-serviced loans held by eligible residents, ...

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Hurricane Florence
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Florence leaves behind unwanted visitors

mosquito sucking blood

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 5, 2018

Residents encouraged to use online reporting tool to report damage

Orange County Emergency Services has a new online tool for residents to report damage related to Hurricane Florence.

The damage assessment form is linked with the county's GIS software, enabling Emergency Services to map reported incidents. This informatio...

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Hurricane Florence
Posted on: October 5, 2018

Stay Connected with OC to receive updated storm information

Orange County wants to keep you informed during Hurricane Florence. We have several methods of communications available.

Text: To receive regular updates on Hurricane Florence impacts on Orange County, please text OCStorm to 888-777. Standard text...

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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Emergency Management officials say prepare for a storm well before it strikes

When an emergency strikes your family may be without power or access to grocery stores, running water or other day-to-day necessities. The best way to prepare for that is to build a Family Emergency Kit. The Kit should have some basic items, but should ma...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

Teens: We're All Ears!

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Here's another opportunity to give your thoughts about the 203 Project. Located at 203 S Greensboro Street in Carrboro, the building will house the Orange County Southern Branch Library, WCOM-FM, The ArtsCenter, and the town's Recreation and Parks departm...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, many of us are wondering what we can do to help those whose lives have been upended by the storm. Here are some ways you can help those in our local community and across the state. 

Check out on-going effort...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Orange County Library Provides Accounts to Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Students and Staff

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ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 3, 2018) –- The Orange County Public Library has expanded its Student Easy Access (SEA) account program to include all students in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools System. SEA accounts give students in the district ...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Carrboro Board of Aldermen Approves The Commons

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On Tuesday, Sept. 4, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen voted 7-0 to move forward with "The Commons" schematic presented by Perkins + Will, architects for the building at 203 S. Greensboro Street. This building will house the Orange County Southern ...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

This could be your lucky day at the library!

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In our Lucky Day Collection, you will find hot-off-the-press books from your favorite authors, with no waiting. Visit a library location, go to the Lucky Day Collection shelf, and browse what's available today. You may check out up to two (2) Lucky Day bo...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

FREE Fall Shred-A-Thons Scheduled for October 25 and 27

FREE Fall Shred-A-Thons Scheduled for October 25 and 27

Two free Shred- a-thons will be held by Orange County Solid Waste Management in conjunction with local law enforcement, and are sponsored by the Edward Jones Office of Tom Struckmeyer in Hillsborough,...

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