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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Construction is about to start on the 203 Project

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Construction has started on the 203 Project at 203 S. Greensboro St., currently the site of a Carrboro municipal parking lot across from Open Eye Cafe. The project to complete a new library and civic building will be underway for the next 19 months.

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

“Solarize the Triangle” Campaign Launches Aug. 10 and will offer solar energy at reduced costs

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The Triangle Sustainability Partnership is providing an opportunity for solar energy system installation in Orange County at a group-purchase rate.  The Solarize the Triangle partnership launches Aug. 10 to help residents, businesses and non-prof...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Applications open for Longtime Homeowners Assistance property tax relief program

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Applications are now being taken for the Longtime Homeowners Assistance (LHA) program for 2022. In 2021, the LHA was a pilot program created by the Board of Commissioners that provided grants to homeowners for assistance in paying property taxes. The goal...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Animal Services joins Clear the Shelters "Adopt and Donate" campaign

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Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) has joined NBCUniversal Local’s 2022 Clear the Shelters™ pet adoption and donation campaign. This is the eighth consecutive year that NBC and Telemundo owned stations are partnering with affiliate s...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Statewide State of Emergency Declaration to expire Aug. 15

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Governor Roy Cooper has decided to allow the state's coronavirus-related Declaration of Emergency to expire on Aug. 15.

The original declaration went into effect March 10, 2020, to coordinate the State's response and protective actions to...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Main Library Now Open on Sundays

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Effective Sunday, July 31, the Main location of the Orange County Public Library in downtown Hillsborough will be open every Sunday, noon-6 p.m. 

The Orange County Board of County Commissioners approved restoring Sunday hours when it approved the ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Health Department Encourages COVID-19 Boosters with “Get Boosted” Video

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Public health officials and community leaders share their reasons why they got a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine in a new video titled, “Get Boosted, Orange County!”  Participants include Carrboro Mayor Damon Seils, Orange Co...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Applicants Needed For 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: June 29, 2022

Board reauthorizes Longtime Homeowners Assistance Program for FY 23, eases eligibility requirements

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners has reauthorized the Longtime Homeowners Assistance Program, a 2021 pilot program that provided grants to homeowners for assistance in paying property taxes.

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Treatment of Invasive Plant in Eno River has begun

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The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), in cooperation with the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, City of Durham, Durham County, Town of Hillsborough and Orange County will be treating the Eno River for hydrilla beginning next week thro...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Vaccines for Children Ages 6 Months to Under 5 Years Available in Orange County

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Children ages 6 months and older can now receive a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all children who are eligible receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine is available in Orange County fol...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Orange County Community Climate Action Grant –– Applications Now Open for FY22-23 Funding

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The application period for Orange County’s Community Climate Action Grant is now open for FY22-23. The process for soliciting and selecting projects to receive funding is being conducted through a formal grant program. The deadline to apply is A...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Department on Aging accepting nominations for 2022 Direct Care Worker Awards

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Orange County Department on Aging and the community group, Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP), will host the eighth annual SHARP Direct Care Worker Awards.

Nominations will be accepted from June 15 – Sept. 15, 2...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Notice of Public Meeting, 30-Day Public Comment Period and Public Hearing for ADA Paratransit Plan

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires Orange Public Transportation Services (OCTS) provide complementary ADA-accessible paratransit service to eligible persons within three-quarters of a mile of its fixed-route service at concurrent times and...

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