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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Orange County names winners of 2021 Pauli Murray Awards; virtual presentation to be held Feb. 28

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The Orange County Human Relations Commission is holding the 31st Annual Pauli Murray Awards on Sunday, February 28, 2021 from 3:00-5:00 pm via Zoom Webinar. The award is presented annually to an Orange County adult, youth, and/or business that embody the ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

PreK-12 School Personnel and Childcare Workers Are Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

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Governor Roy Cooper announced Feb. 10 that childcare workers, educators and school personnel in pre-K through grade 12, including private and charter schools, will be eligible to receive a COVID vaccine beginning Feb. 24. Other frontline essential workers...

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Posted on: February 24, 2021

Housing and Community Development and The Chamber recognize outstanding landlords

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The Orange County Housing and Community Development Department, with support from The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro and the Big Bold Ideas Committee on Housing, hosted a free, virtual information session for Orange County landlords and proper...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Animal Services Chosen for Life-Saving Cat Pawsitive Pro Program

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Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) has been selected by The Jackson Galaxy Project (JGP), a signature program of Greater Good Charities, to participate in the 2021 class of Cat Pawsitive Pro, a life-saving initiative that introduces ad...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

County appoints members to Broadband Task Force

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners filled the five public openings on its new Orange County Broadband Task Force at its Feb. 2 business meeting.

The appointed members are: Vasu Kilaru, Paul Cardillo, Todd Broucksou, Patricia Hull and Terri Buckner. T...

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Posted on: February 17, 2021

Orange County begins disengagement process with Cardinal Innovations as LME/MCO provider

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On February 16, 2021, the Board of Orange County Commissioners approved continuing the process of requesting a change to the organization that currently administers mental health, traumatic brain injury, substance use and intellectual/developmental disabi...

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Posted on: February 15, 2021

Public Transportation Announces On-Demand Ride Service pilot program begins March 5 in Hillsborough

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Orange County Public Transportation (OCPT) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Orange County MOD (Mobility On Demand), an innovative pilot program that will provide flexible and dynamic transportation service within the Hillsborough service area...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

PreK-12 school personnel and childcare workers become eligible for vaccine Feb. 24

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Gov. Roy Cooper announced Feb. 10 that childcare workers, educators and school personnel in pre-K through grade 12, including private and charter schools, will be eligible to receive a COVID vaccine beginning Feb. 24. Other frontline essential workers lis...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) Give COVID-19 Vaccines in Groundbreaking Program

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Nearly a year into the pandemic, the vaccination phase has proved to be a logistical challenge for many local governments. Many struggle to find qualified personnel to administer vaccines. In order to meet this challenge head on, Orange County, North Caro...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Orange County Community Climate Action Grant program awards funds to six projects

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners approved six projects on Feb. 2 to receive funding from the Orange County Community Climate Action Grant program for 2020-21. The grant program provides funding for climate action projects that will benefit Orange ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

Orange County Health Department Recognizes Local Businesses with Contest

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The Orange County Health Department would like to recognize local businesses that have been vigilant in ensuring that their staff and customers feel safe, secure and well-served during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognition for these businesses will happen th...

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