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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Orange County announces changes in hours at Carrboro library locations, effective October 21

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Orange County Library Director Lucinda Munger announced Thursday, Oct. 10, that the Carrboro Branch Library located at McDougle Middle School and the Carrboro Cybrary at the Carrboro Century Center will begin new operating schedules on Monday, Oct., 21. T...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Rating agencies affirm county's AAA bond ratings

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Orange County ‘AAA’ bond rating was recently affirmed by the three major rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Investors Service. The ratings affirmations were released as part ...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Reimagining US 15-501 Corridor Study Public Workshop on Oct. 17

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Join us at the third public workshop for the Reimagining 15-501 Corridor Study on Thursday, October 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chapel Hill Bible Church, located at 260 Erwin Road, Chapel Hill. The workshop will provide the chance to review a...

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

Orange County to host day of care for family caregivers

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The Orange County Department on Aging invites family caregivers to join us for a time of self-care, wellness and appreciation at the Caregiver Day of Care.

The event celebrates National Family Caregivers Month by recognizing and honoring the efforts and co...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Register of Deeds office seeking artist to paint mural to honor fallen firefighter

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The Orange County Register of Deeds (OC RoD), in collaboration with Safe Kids of Orange County (Safe Kids) and the Orange Rural Fire Department (ORFD), is seeking qualifications from professional artists, or artist teams, to design and paint a mural insid...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Orange County Department on Aging to host ‘W(Heel) to Hill’ cycling events

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The Orange County Department on Aging is inviting the public to participate in the inaugural W(heel) to Hill – Cycling Event!

Orange County Senior Games will host 12.5-mile, 25-mile and 50-mile bicycle rides between the two Orange County Departme...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

BOCC to host Orange County Summit on WCHL on Oct. 16

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The Board of Commissioners will host its second annual Orange County Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 3-7 p.m. The event will be broadcast live on WCHL and will feature panel discussions on many key issues facing the county, including affordable housing...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Commissioners adopt proclamation in remembrance of 400th anniversary of slavery

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners adopted a proclamation at its Sept. 3 meeting declaring Aug. 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020, as a year of remembrance for the 400th anniversary of unfree Africans first arriving in English North America.

The proclam...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Grants to fund wellness, entrepreneurial initiatives at library

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The Orange County Public Library has been awarded grants to pilot new initiatives to serve residents. Grant funds are coming from two sources--the State Library of North Carolina and NC IDEA, a private foundation in Durham, NC. The grants will enable the ...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Tax Office announces new web-based services

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Orange County taxpayers and residents now have more information about their property at their fingertips, thanks to two new initiatives from the Orange County Tax Office.

Property Record Card (PRC) allows visitors to review data on record for your property...

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Posted on: August 6, 2019

Animal Services offers grant program

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Orange County Animal Services is offering The Pat Sanford Animal Welfare Grant, a program to support animal welfare initiatives and projects in Orange County, thanks to a generous donation from Friends of Orange County Animal Shelter for that purpose. Thi...

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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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