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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Orange County to showcase Prime Time Players performance.

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Prime Time Players invite the public to attend “Almost Saturday Night Live."

Are you ready for a show filled with parodies from Saturday Night Live? This comical performance will be jam-...

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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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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Nature of Orange photo contest winners announced

Nature of Orange winning photograph of beautiful scene in Orange County

The Nature of Orange Photography Contest has concluded and has been judged. The theme of this year’s contest was Parks and Trails in Orange County.

For next year, the theme will be “Farms, Parks and Trails in Orange County.”

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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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 13, 2018

Therapy dogs easing stress in Orange County Recovery Courts

Photo of dogs and staff at courthouse

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: October 23, 2018

Paint it Orange Plein Air Paint Out winners announced

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ORANGE COUNTY, NC (October 22,2018) – The Orange County Arts Commission and the Hillsborough Arts Council are pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Paint it Orange Plein Air Paint-out, which took place October 19-21, 2018, throughout...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Saunders learns valuable lessons while helping at Hawaii volcano

As Orange County Emergency Management Coordinator, Kirby Saunders (third from right in photo) has been deployed to natural disasters around the nation, but nothing prepared him for what he witnessed when he was sent to Hawaii to assist with a historic vol...

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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 1, 2018

Orange County to showcase Prime Time Players performance.

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Prime Time Players invite the public to attend “Almost Saturday Night Live."

Are you ready for a show filled with parodies from Saturday Night Live? This comical performance will be jam-packed wit...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau Wins Two State Marketing Achievement Awards

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Chapel Hill, NC – (November 5, 2018) - The Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau recently won two 2018 marketing achievement awards from the North Carolina Travel Industry Association (NCTIA) for its efforts to market the county as a visitor...

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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: November 1, 2018

NCDOT seeking public input on I-40 Widening in Orange County

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CHAPEL HILL (NC DOT NEWS RELEASE) – NCDOT is accepting public input for the proposed widening of Interstate 40 between the split with I-85 near Hillsborough and the Durham County line. The public information session that had been scheduled for Nov. 5 will...

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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: August 30, 2018

Orange County to host “Welcome to Medicare” seminars

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ORANGE COUNTY, NC (August 28, 2018)—The Orange County Department on Aging and the NC Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) are to host free “Welcome to Medicare” seminars.

Are you turning 65, and eligible for Medicare?  Do you feel...

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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: 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 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 14, 2018

FEMA May Reimburse Short-Term Lodging Expenses

FEMA provides financial assistance to make sure those displaced by Hurricane Florence are in safe and secure housing. This is especially true as colder temperatures move into North Carolina. If a person has received FEMA funds, they can use that money to ...

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Hurricane Florence
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Florence in North Carolina

Victims of Hurricane Florence that took place beginning on Sept. 7, 2018 in North Carolina may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

Following the recent disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Man...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

FEMA adds Orange to list of N.C. counties eligible for Florence disaster assistance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (FEMA News Release) -- Residents and business owners in Anson, Orange and Union counties may now apply for disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Florence.

“People across North Carolin...

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Learn About & Comment on Light Rail

Go-Triangle wants feedback about light rail, lightrailonline.com

GoTriangle local libraries with copies of an environmental assessment in conjunction with the light rail project. This is an opportunity for you to review the assessment and to make comments. We have a copy at the Main Library in Hillsborough and at the C...

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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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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Local Teens' Works Appear in National Publication

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In January 2018, the library's Teen Advisory Board (TAB) came out with its inaugural issue of its zine, WaxPrint. Seeing the value in their work, library staff shared the cover online. From that post the group received an invitation from the San ...

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