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Posted on: July 13, 2018

The Animal Services Department

is responsible for Animal Control and Animal Sheltering activities within Orange County. Its mission is to meet the needs of residents by working with volunteers and other partners to deliver cost-effective and integrated sheltering and animal control ser...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

County Government Academy

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Orange County residents interested in learning more about their county government can sign up for the Orange County Government Academy, an intensive course that meets every two weeks from February through June..

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Orange County releases Interactive Trails and Greenways map

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Getting outside and enjoying the many beautiful trails in Orange County has been made easier.

Orange County, in collaboration with the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough, North Carolina State Parks, North Carolina Botanical Garden, the Univer...

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Website Personalization Now Available!

By clicking “Log In” on the MyAccount bar at the top of the screen, users may create a login for the site or use their Facebook profile to access MyAccount. Once logged in, visitors can choose the modules, features and keywords that th...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Therapy dogs easing stress in Orange County Recovery Courts

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Recovery Courts can be very stressful environments, and not only for the individuals who are justice-involved and in recovery for substance use. The professionals who work with and on behalf of these clients – treatment providers, judges, court ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

I-40 Widening in Orange County under consideration by NC DOT

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CHAPEL HILL (NC DOT NEWS RELEASE) – The NC DOT is considering a proposed project to widen Interstate 40 between the split with I-85 near Hillsborough and the Durham County line.

The project would also improve the N.C. 86 exit as well as several h...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Orange County Commissioners choose Penny Rich as Chair, Renee Price as Vice Chair

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Two new members were sworn in to the Orange County Board of Commissioners and the board elected new leadership for the next year at its Dec. 3 organizational meeting.

Penny Rich, who served the previous two years as Vice Chair and is in her second term as ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Orange County Animal Services reminds citizens to protect pets as cold temperatures spread

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Orange County Animal Services reminds citizens to protect pets as cold temperatures spread through the county and region. The most important thing that pet owners can do to keep their pets safe is to keep them indoors as temperatures drop. Freezing temper...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Bryant named Child Support Services Director

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Erica Palmer Bryant has accepted the position as Child Support Services Director, Orange County Manager Bonnie Hammersley announced on Nov. 29, 2018.

She was chosen through an extensive interview process that included representatives from Orange County jud...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

HOME Program Funding Application For FY 2019-2020 available

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The Orange County HOME Consortium’s application cycle is now open for entities wanting to apply for FY 2019-2020 funds under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.

HUD’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) provides formula gr...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Orange County educates public about deer hunting with dogs

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Orange County Animal Services is promoting awareness of the legal requirements and responsibilities of using dogs and guns to hunt deer.

The season for hunting deer with dogs and guns opened on Saturday, Nov. 10, and ends Jan. 1. At the direction of the Bo...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Nominations being accepted for 29th Annual Pauli Murray Awards

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The Orange County Human Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the 29th Annual Pauli Murray Awards, which are presented annually to an Orange County youth, adult, and business that have served the community with distinction in the pursuit of eq...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Emergency Services temporarily relocates to other locations in the county

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On Wednesday, October 17, the Orange County Emergency Services Administrative Offices will be relocating to temporary offices in the county. All phone numbers and email addresses remain the same and will be transferred to our temporary locations. The main...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Orange County releases Interactive Trails and Greenways map

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Getting outside and enjoying the many beautiful trails in Orange County has been made easier.

Orange County, in collaboration with the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and Hillsborough, North Carolina State Parks, North Carolina Botanical Garden, the Univer...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Nominations being accepted for 29th Annual Pauli Murray Awards

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The Orange County Human Relations Commission is accepting nominations for the 29th Annual Pauli Murray Awards, which are presented annually to an Orange County youth, adult, and business that have served the community with distinction in the pursuit of eq...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

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This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968. On April 11, 1968, just seven days after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (commonly called...

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

HUD Charges Homeowners, Management Company with Discrimination Against Family with Child

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"The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged the owners of an apartment complex in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and their property management company with housing discrimination for refusing to let a c...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Federal court says Fair Housing Act covers harassed LGBTQ tenant

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"A federal appeals court found that the U.S. Fair Housing Act places obligations on landlords to protect LGBTQ tenants from harassment by other tenants." Read the full article from NBC here.

Read the court documents here.

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

HUD Settles Case Alleging Sexual Harassment

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"The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has approved a Conciliation Agreement between Area Housing Commission, a public housing authority in Pensacola, Florida, and a female resident resolving allegations t...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Food and Toys for Fines

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‘Tis the season, and the Orange County Public Library is once again participating with Orange County Government offices in the countywide annual food and toy drive. Here's the basic information you need to make a difference this holiday season.T...

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