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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Orange County to host a discussion exploring a little known end of life option

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The Orange County Department on Aging invites the public to attend a discussion on the, Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking (VSED): A Little Known End of Life Option.

The discussion will take place on Thursday, March 7, from 5-7 p.m. at the Seymour C...

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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: February 6, 2019

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

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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 8, 2019

New Permitting Software coming in February for Orange County

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Orange County is implementing new permitting software to better serve the community. The new software will bring efficiencies to the planning and permitting process to enable the county to improve its services to residents and the business community.

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Orange County Animal Services sponsoring spay-neuter day on Feb. 26

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The Orange County Animal Services Department is working to combat pet overpopulation by hosting another “Spay Neuter Day.” This event coincides with the national Spay Day USA event each February.

The event will take place on Tuesday, Fe...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Public invited to Pauli Murray Awards program in February

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The Orange County Human Relations Commission is holding the 29th Annual Pauli Murray Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 3-5 p.m. at the Whitted Building (300 W. Tryon St. in Hillsborough). The award is presented annually to an Orange County adult, business a...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Murdered child found under billboard finally has a name; DNA helps detectives solve cold case

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SHERIFF'S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE--The latest DNA technology advancements have assisted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in positively identifying the murdered child-victim located under a billboard in Mebane more than 20 years ago. His name is R...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Second positive rabies result reported in Orange County this year

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Orange County Animal Services has received its second positive rabies test result of the year, according to the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. This incident involved a skunk and occurred in the vicinity of Efland Cedar-Grove Road and US...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

NCDOT accepting public comments on I-40 widening, exit 266 interchange through Feb. 8

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting public input on the proposed widening of 11.4 miles of I-40 between I-85 and the Durham County Line in Orange County.

The interstate would be widened by one lane in each direction to bring the highway up t...

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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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