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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Orange County receives application for development of Efland Industrial Park

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On Sept. 15, 2021, staff accepted for review a non-residential Zoning Compliance Permit (ZCP) application and site plan proposing the development of the Efland Industrial Park. The project case number is SPR21-0006. The plan is for 886,240 square feet of ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Applicants needed for Advisory Boards and Commissions

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One way residents can have a positive impact on the future of Orange County is to volunteer to serve on an advisory board or commission. The Orange County Board of Commissioners is currently recruiting applicants for the following advisory boards...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Department on Aging to host virtual event on the importance of sleep

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Project EngAGE Mental Wellness Senior Resource Team invite the public to attend a virtual presentation, The Importance of Sleep and our Health, on Sept. 22.

It is estimated that 50-70% of Americans experience a...

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Posted on: September 9, 2021

Orange County to host 2022-27 Master Aging Plan Community Engagement Events

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The Orange County Department on Aging, and its Advisory Board, are excited to announce the kick-off of the next Master Aging Plan.   To get started, we will host Community Engagement Drop-in events during October at key locations around the Count...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Fueled by pandemic, homelessness on the rise in Orange County

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The number of people experiencing homelessness increased more than 40 percent in Orange County from 2020 to 2021, based on data collected during the annual Point-In-Time count coordinated by the Orange County Partnership to End Homelessness (OCPEH) in Jan...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Social Justice Activist Anna Richards chosen for Commissioner vacancy

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Social justice and community activist Anna Richards was chosen unanimously Thursday night to fill a vacancy on the Orange County Board of Commissioners. Richards was chosen from among four candidates forwarded by the Orange County Democratic Party.

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

Orange County ready to help residents facing eviction

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Orange County residents and families facing eviction can seek assistance through the Orange County Housing Helpline and the Eviction Diversion Program.The Housing Helpline connects people with eviction diversion, homeless services and other resources. Con...

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Greene wins statewide honor for work on Opioid settlement

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Orange County Commissioner Sally Greene received statewide recognition Aug. 14 when she was named one of five winners of the 2021 North Carolina Outstanding County Commissioner Award by the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC).

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Orange County Emergency Declaration extended indefinitely

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With hospitalizations increasing and the Delta variant spreading, Orange County has extended the local COVID-19 related State of Emergency declaration indefinitely, The extension went into effect Friday, July 23, at 5 p.m.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Orange County Mobile Vaccine Team Available for Home Vaccinations

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In an effort to ensure that all community members have access to the COVID-19 vaccine, the Orange County Mobile Vaccine Team is ready to vaccinate people who are homebound or are otherwise unable to travel to a vaccine clinic.

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Indoor mask mandate reinstated for Orange County effective Aug. 11 at 5 pm

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With several key COVID metrics experiencing a drastic increase since the end of June, Orange County will reinstate its indoor countywide mask mandate effective 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 11. The mandate will apply to anyone 2 years and older, regardless of...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Animal Services offers grant program to support animal welfare initiatives in Orange County

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Orange County Animal Services is offering The Pat Sanford Animal Welfare Grant, a program to support animal welfare initiatives and projects in Orange County, thanks to a generous donation from Friends of Orange County Animal Shelter. This is the sixth ye...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Orange County Department on Aging 2021 Direct Care Worker Award nominations now open!

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Since 2015, Orange County Department on Aging and the community group, Senior Health Advocacy and Resource Partners of Orange County (SHARP) have hosted an annual SHARP Direct Care Worker Awards. This event is in honor of Direct Care Workers (nurse aides,...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

Animal Services reminds pet owners about heat and hot car dangers

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Orange County Animal Services reminds residents to be mindful of pets during the hot temperatures that arrive with summer. Temperatures in our area often climb above ninety (90) degrees Fahrenheit during this time of year. Knowing the dangers for pets is ...

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