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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Coordinated rescue mission finds missing Chapel Hill woman alive

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A coordinated effort led by Orange County Emergency Services and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office resulted in a happy ending in the search for a missing Chapel Hill woman. More than 300 people from 36 different agencies, including trained pers...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Board of Elections seeking public comment on proposed precinct changes

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To improve the Election Day voting experience for Orange County residents, the Board of Elections is considering several changes to precinct lines in Orange County.

"Pursuant to Session Law 2019-16, the Orange County Board of Elections has taken up an...

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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: August 1, 2019

Elusive emu evades capture, becomes international sensation

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A wandering emu has eluded capture for weeks in Orange County, staying steps ahead of efforts to corral the flightless bird.

Orange County Animal Services Director Bob Marotto says Animal Control officers respond to sightings of the emu as they are reporte...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

OCES offers tips for those working outside in extreme heat

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The National Weather Service is advising that the heat index could be more than 100 degrees this throughout this week. For residents who must work outdoors, it is important to pay attention to the heat index and how hot it will "feel" at a given...

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Posted on: June 20, 2019

Process for Allocating ¼ cent Tax Increase Dedicated to Climate Change Mitigation

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The Board of Orange County Commissioners (BOCC) have received several communications asking how the quarter-cent property tax increase dedicated to Climate Change Mitigation will be allocated. The BOCC directed the County Manager as part of their approval...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Orange County seeking Director of Housing and Community Development

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Orange County is seeking a Director of Housing and Community Development to oversee the management and operations of the HUD funded housing programs such as the HOME Investment Partnership Program, the Community Development Block Grant Program, and the Se...

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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 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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