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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Orange County to host 2019 Orange County Senior Games

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The Orange County Department on Aging, the Carrboro Recreation and Parks and Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation invite adults ages 50+ to participate in the 2019 Orange County Senior Games!

Senior Games is a year-round health promotion program for adults age...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Orange County Department on Aging accepting nominations for 2019 Direct Care Worker Awards

2016 Nominees and Winners

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (Feb. 6, 2019)—Orange County Department on Aging and the community group, Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP) will host the fifth annual SHARP Direct Care Worker Awards.

Nominations will be accepted from ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Department on Aging to offer free tax preparation service for eligible individuals

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Orange County will once again sponsor the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) tax preparation program.

IRS Certified VITA volunteers provide FREE federal and state income tax preparation, including free electronic filing, to eligible indivi...

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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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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: March 12, 2019

Commissioners recognize women pioneers in Orange County

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At its March 7 meeting, the Orange County Board of Commissioners proclaimed March as Women's History Month and honored the many women who broke gender barriers in the community, serving in various political and leadership roles.

In 1993, the Orange County ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Orange County Cooperative Extension Announces the Orange County Community Garden Grant Program

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The Orange County Cooperative Extension Service Community Garden grant program assists community groups in developing new sources of agricultural prosperity through the provision of cost-share grants. Community Garden Grants are for new community gardens ...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Department on Aging to offer free tax preparation service for eligible individuals

Accountant preparing income taxes using the computer.

Orange County will once again sponsor the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) tax preparation program.

IRS Certified VITA volunteers provide FREE federal and state income tax preparation, including free electronic filing, to eligible indivi...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Orange County Announces Spring 2019 Job Fair to be held March 27

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Orange County Department of Social Services (DSS) will host the Spring 2019 Job and Trade Fair on Wednesday, March 27, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The job fair will provide job seekers a unique opportunity to connect face-to-face with potential employ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Orange County to host 2019 Orange County Senior Games

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The Orange County Department on Aging, the Carrboro Recreation and Parks and Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation invite adults ages 50+ to participate in the 2019 Orange County Senior Games!

Senior Games is a year-round health promotion program for adults age...

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Posted on: March 19, 2019

Linda Sarsour to speak at Women's History Month Event

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In honor of Women’s History Month, Orange County Human Rights and Relations will host Courageous Conversations with Linda Sarsour, an internationally known racial justice and civil rights activist and community organizer. The event will be held Sunday, Ma...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

March is Skip the Straw month in Orange County

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners and the governing boards for the Towns of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough have designated March as Skip the Straw month. Businesses and residents are urged to skip or eliminate plastic drinking straws.

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Orange County seeking residents for Board of Equalization and Review

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The Orange County Board of Commissioners is currently recruiting for the Orange County Board of Equalization and Review. This board hears appeals from citizens concerning various property tax issues, including valuation and exemption appeals.

Ten members a...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Emergency Services encourages residents to prepare for severe weather now

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North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week runs from March 3 through March 9, and Orange County Emergency Services encourages residents to participate in this week's statewide tornado drill to ensure you know what to do when a disaster strikes.&n...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Orange County Department on Aging accepting nominations for 2019 Direct Care Worker Awards

2016 Nominees and Winners

ORANGE COUNTY, NC (Feb. 6, 2019)—Orange County Department on Aging and the community group, Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP) will host the fifth annual SHARP Direct Care Worker Awards.

Nominations will be acce...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

DSS programs may provide heating bill assistance to qualified Orange County residents

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The Orange County Department of Social Services is currently taking applications for seasonal energy programs. County residents may be eligible for assistance with heating bills through the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) and the Crisis Inter...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Department on Aging to offer free tax preparation service for eligible individuals

Accountant preparing income taxes using the computer.

Orange County will once again sponsor the IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) tax preparation program.

IRS Certified VITA volunteers provide FREE federal and state income tax preparation, including free electronic filing, to eligible indivi...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

29th Annual Pauli Murray Award Winners

Pauli Murray Winners, Essay Winners, & Keynote speaker

The Human Relations Commission held the 29th Annual Pauli Murray Awards on February 24, 2019 at the Whitted Building in Hillsborough. This year's honorees were Lorie Clark for the Adult Award and Joe Van Gogh for the Business Award. The Human Relations Co...

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