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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Board approves budget; education spending increases by $187 per student

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners adopted its 2019-20 budget Tuesday night. The budget sets the countywide property tax rate at 86.79 cents, an increase of 1.75 cents from the current fiscal year. It marks only the third countywide property tax inc...

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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: June 18, 2019

Orange County to host an up-close experience with the Chapel Hill Nine

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The Orange County Department on Aging invite the public to a presentation by the Chapel Hill Nine.

The event will take place on Wednesday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at the Seymour Center, located at 2551 Homestead Road in Chapel Hill.

In the spirit of Juneteenth,...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Waiting list to open soon for new OC Local Rent Supplement Program

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The Orange County Local Rent Supplement Program (OC-LRSP) is a new rental subsidy (voucher) program approved by the Board of County Commissioners and administered by the Orange County Housing Authority. The OC-LRSP was created to further the County&rs...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Orange County to host a discussion exploring a little known end of life option

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The Orange County Department on Aging invites the public to attend a discussion on the Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking (VSED): A Little Known End of Life Option.

The discussion will take place on Thursday, June 27, from 5-7 p.m. at the Passmore C...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Orange County Solid Waste announces fee waiver for removal of storm debris caused by April storms

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Orange County Solid Waste has announced that homeowners impacted by the storms that hit Orange County on April 19 are eligible to have their solid waste disposal fees waived when bringing storm-related debris to the Orange County Landfill.

The following ap...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Orange County announces recipients of 2019 Direct Care Worker Outstanding Service Awards

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Orange County Department on Aging and the Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP) honored 31 individuals for their outstanding service in long-term care on May 9 during the SHARP Direct Care Worker Award ceremony.

This event r...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

Manager unveils 2019-20 spending proposal to start budget process

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Orange County Manager Bonnie Hammersley unveiled her 2019-20 budget proposal on Thursday, May 2, during a regular meeting of the Orange County Board of Commissioners. State law mandates the board adopt a balanced budget before June 30.

Her proposed spendin...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Orange County issues statement regarding enforcement of content neutral flag ordinance

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Orange County released the following statement on Friday, May 17, regarding enforcement of a content neutral flag ordinance that was adopted on May 15, 2018.

On May 15, 2018 the Orange County Board of Commissioners, pursuant to requests from the public, ad...

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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: April 4, 2019

County departments to relocate due to repair project at Link Building

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The Orange County Human Resources Department will move to the third floor of the West Campus Office Building (131 W. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough) on Monday, and will remain there for the next year due to unexpected repairs at the Link Building. The entire...

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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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