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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Orange County Announces Spring 2019 Job Fair to be held March 27

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Orange County Department of Social Services (DSS) will host the Spring 2019 Job and Trade Fair on Wednesday, March 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The job fair will provide job seekers a unique opportunity to connect face-to-face with potential employ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Orange County to host 2019 Orange County Senior Games

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The Orange County Department on Aging, the Carrboro Recreation and Parks and Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation invite adults ages 50+ to participate in the 2019 Orange County Senior Games!

Senior Games is a year-round health promotion program for adults age...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Linda Sarsour to speak at Women's History Month Event

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In honor of Women’s History Month, Orange County Human Rights and Relations will host Courageous Conversations with Linda Sarsour, an internationally known racial justice and civil rights activist and community organizer. The event will be held Sunday, Ma...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

March is Skip the Straw month in Orange County

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners and the governing boards for the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough have designated March as Skip the Straw month. Businesses and residents are urged to skip or eliminate plastic drinking straws.

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Orange County seeking residents for Board of Equalization and Review

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners is currently recruiting for the Orange County Board of Equalization and Review. This board hears appeals from citizens concerning various property tax issues, including valuation and exemption appeals.

Ten members a...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Emergency Services encourages residents to prepare for severe weather now

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North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from March 3 through March 9, and Orange County Emergency Services encourages residents to participate in this week's statewide tornado drill to ensure you know what to do when a disaster strikes.&n...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Orange County Department on Aging accepting nominations for 2019 Direct Care Worker Awards

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ORANGE COUNTY, NC (Feb. 6, 2019)—Orange County Department on Aging and the community group, Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP) will host the fifth annual SHARP Direct Care Worker Awards.

Nominations will be acce...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

DSS programs may provide heating bill assistance to qualified Orange County residents

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The Orange County Department of Social Services is currently taking applications for seasonal energy programs. County residents may be eligible for assistance with heating bills through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) and the Crisis Inter...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Department on Aging to offer free tax preparation service for eligible individuals

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Orange County will once again sponsor the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) tax preparation program.

IRS Certified VITA volunteers provide FREE federal and state income tax preparation, including free electronic filing, to eligible indivi...

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