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Posted on: May 6, 2021

Orange County schedules virtual public hearing regarding possible LMC/MCO change for May 12

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On November 5, 2020, the Orange County Board of Commissioners voted to begin the process of seeking State approval to change which of North Carolina’s Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCOs) has responsibility for managing ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Orange County proclaims May as Older Americans Month

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Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) proclaimed May 2021 as Older Americans Month in Orange County at the May 4 Board meeting.

In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Experienced veterinarian, animal services manager chosen to lead OCAS

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A Certified Animal Welfare Scientist has been chosen to serve as the next director of Orange County Animal Services (OCAS), county manager Bonnie Hammersley announced.

Sandra J. Strong currently serves as Chief Veterinarian and Senior Manager of the Wake C...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Virtual Public Outreach Meeting on the Buckhorn Area Plan Study set for May 17

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Orange County Planning is hosting a virtual meeting Monday, May 17, from 6-8 p.m., pertaining to the continuation of coordinated efforts between Orange County and the City of Mebane on the Buckhorn Area Plan (a.k.a. Buckhorn Study). The purpose of the pub...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Greene Tract Environmental Assessment presentation now available

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In January 2020, the Town of Carrboro, Town of Chapel Hill, and Orange County adopted the Greene Tract Resolution for a Path Forward. This resolution initiated the drafting of an environmental assessment in order to obtain site-specific information on env...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Gov. Cooper Issues Executive Order to Relax State’s Outdoor Mask Mandate and to Ease Mass Gathering

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Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. gave an update on the state’s current data, trends and vaccination progress. As the state’s metrics and key indicators remain...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Planning Agency Seeks Comment on Changes to Bicycle/Pedestrian and Other Transportation Projects

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If you’re interested in the future highway, bicycle, multiuse paths, and transit projects for our region, you can give us your feedback by May 25 on a proposed amendment to the long-range transportation plan.

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

Orange County website allows property owners to appeal new appraised values

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North Carolina counties are required to revalue properties regularly to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of the property tax burden. The Orange County Tax Office recently completed its 2021 revaluation and mailed notice of new values to all proper...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

All adults in North Carolina now eligible to receive COVID vaccine

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As of Wednesday, April 7, all adults 16 and over in North Carolina are eligible to receive a COVID vaccine. To register with OCHD complete the Vaccine Interest Form (VIF) at https://redcap.link/OCHDvax or call ...

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