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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Orange County announces recipients of 2021 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 29 individuals for their outstanding service in long-term care on Thursday, Nov. 4 during a virtual Direct Care Worker Award ceremony.

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

BOCC to Conduct Virtual Meetings through Feb. 22

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Pursuant to North Carolina General Statutes, NCGS § 153A-40, the Orange County Board of Commissioners provides notice of the following changes in the 2022 meeting calendar.

Due to current public health concerns, the Board of Commissioners will con...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Human Relations Commisson sponsors Community Book Reads for youth, adult

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The Orange County Human Relations Commission will sponsor two Community Book Reads this month, one for adults and one for youth.

The HRC has chosen "Caste: The Origins of our Discontents" by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Isabel Wilkerson as thi...

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Posted on: January 25, 2022

Applicants Needed For Orange County Volunteer Boards And Commissions

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One way residents can have a positive impact on the future of Orange County is to serve on a volunteer board or commission. The Orange County Board of Commissioners is currently recruiting applicants for the following boards and commissions: &...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

New Comprehensive Orange County Bail Policy Adopted

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On Jan. 24, 2022, Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour and Chief District Court Judge Samantha Cabe issued a new comprehensive Bail Policy for Orange County. This new Policy is the culmination of an inclusive process started in 2019 by Judge...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

Public Health Officials Urging Vaccination and Boosters Against COVID-19 Omicron Variant

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COVID-19 cases have risen 587% since the end of November in Orange County, with 1,010 new cases reported last week. Orange County health officials urge the public to take steps now to protect themselves and others and to avoid overwhelming hospital capaci...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

University Place drop-off recycling site to close Jan. 31

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The University Place drop-off recycling site used by Orange County Solid Waste will no longer be available to residents after Jan. 31, 2022. The property owner is redeveloping the area and has decided not to continue with the month-to-month agreement, sai...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

COVID-19 Boosters Recommended for Children Ages 12 to 15, Additional Dose for Immunocompromised kids

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced it recommends the Pfizer COVID-19 booster for children ages 12 to 15 to further protect them from COVID-19. The CDC also recommends a third dose of Pfizer for children ages 5 to 11 who have compromi...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Orange County to host presentation on Hospice Care

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Project EngAGE End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team invite the public to attend a virtual presentation, Let’s Talk About Hospice Care, on Jan. 26.

The end-of-life care journey encompasses...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Orange County receives first positive rabies test of 2022

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Orange County Animal Services has received its first positive rabies test result of the year, according to the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. This incident involved a bat and occurred in Cedar Grove, NC. The County recorded a total of f...

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