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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Orange County Department on Aging to host presentation on end-of-life options

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Project EngAGE End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team invite the public to attend a virtual presentation, End of Life Autonomy: Making Choices that are Right for You on Oct. 14.

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Elections Department releases video about safety precautions taken for election

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The Orange County Board of Elections, in conjunction with the Orange County Health Department, Public Libraries and Community Relations Department, has created a video about the voting process for the upcoming Presidential election.

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Department on Aging announces new date for the 2020 Direct Care Worker Awards

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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 (nur...

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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: September 9, 2020

Orange County Departments offering more services in Phase 2.5

As Orange County transitions into Phase 2.5 of Governor Roy Cooper’s reopening plan, several county departments have expanded the services available to residents. Please check the list below before contacting any department.

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Orange County Department on Aging to host presentation on end-of-life options

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The Orange County Department on Aging and the Project EngAGE End of Life Choices Senior Resource Team invite the public to attend a virtual presentation, End of Life Autonomy: Making Choices that are Right for You on Oct. 14.

End of Life planning can be a ...

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Orange County to host virtual summit on 2020 Transit Plan

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Orange County Planning, with the help of the consulting group, Renaissance Planning, Inc., will host an on-line Transit Summit on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, from 5-8 p.m. Information on how to participate is available on the project website (www.octransit202...

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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Orange County Community Climate Action Grant –– Applications Now Open for FY20-21 Round

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The application period for Orange County’s Community Climate Action Fund are now open for the FY20-21 Funding round. The process for soliciting and selecting projects to receive funding this year is being conducted through a formal grant program...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Orange Sheriff appointed Vice Chair of Governor's Crime Commission

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This week, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper appointed Orange County Sheriff Charles S. Blackwood as vice chair of the Governor’s Crime Commission (GCC). Governor Cooper originally appointed Sheriff Blackwood to the Commission in 2017.

As vice c...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Elections Department releases video about safety precautions taken for election

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The Orange County Board of Elections, in conjunction with the Orange County Health Department, Public Libraries and Community Relations Department, has created a video about the voting process for the upcoming Presidential election.

The video features the ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Animal Services launches veterinary care assistance program

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Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) is proud to announce their new Veterinary Care Assistance Program. This program was created to assist Orange County residents who are having difficulties affording veterinary care, especially due to challenges during C...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Group seeking comments on final US 15-501 Corridor Study

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The Durham Chapel Hill Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) is requesting comments from the public on the final US 15-501 Corridor Study. Comments can be submitted through October 15, 2020 using th...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Tax Department reminds property owners about tax payments

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With so many changes in our daily routines brought about by the pandemic, the Orange County Tax Office wants to remind residents of the available options for paying property taxes, which became due on Sept. 1.

“Paying property taxes is not someth...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Orange County, North Carolina Takes Another Step Forward in Reopening

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Following the state’s lead, Orange County will move into Governor Roy Cooper’s Phase 2.5 of the statewide reopening plan at 5 p.m. today, Sept. 4, with a few exceptions.

The county has amended its state of emergency declaration to align...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Orange County releases FAQ on proposed RTLP zoning application

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Orange County staff prepared a Frequently Asked Questions in response to residents’ questions and comments regarding the proposed Research Triangle Logistics Park (RTLP) Master Plan Development Conditional Zoning (MPD-CZ) District application. W...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Notice Of Public Hearing on county Application For CDBG-CV funds for Emergency Housing Assistance

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Orange County plans to apply to the North Carolina Department of Commerce for $900,000 in Federal Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds, which the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated to the ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Barrier breaking Emergency Services Director announces retirement

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Dinah Jeffries, who has served as permanent Orange County Emergency Services Director since August 2016 and has been a county employee for 37 years, announced in July she would retire on Jan. 1, 2021.

“Dinah has been a strong leader of Emergency ...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

Board of Elections issues guidance for UNC students impacted by UNC return to online classes

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UNC students registered to vote in Orange County will need to plan appropriately for any change in their address, said Orange County Board of Elections Director Rachel Raper. 

Students registered to vote at a campus address who are unsure if they ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Orange County extends state of emergency through Oct. 31, 2020

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Orange County, North Carolina, has extended the State of Emergency through and including October 31, 2020. This extension is an important procedural action that allows governing bodies to continue to meet virtually. It also authorizes Orange County to ext...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Board of Elections encourages voters to submit absentee requests early

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Orange County voters interested in Absentee Voting By Mail are encouraged to make their request well before the deadline due to anticipated high demand, said Orange County Elections Director Rachel Raper.

All by-mail civilian absentee ballot requests must ...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Price earns statewide honor from NCACC

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Orange County Vice Chair Renee Price was honored as the North Carolina County Commissioner of the Year by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners (NCACC) on Aug. 15 during the association’s virtual annual conference.

Price shared the M.H. &a...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Department on Aging announces new date for the 2020 Direct Care Worker Awards

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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 (nur...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Aviso de Audencia Publica: Solicitud para fondos "CDBG-CV"

El Condado de Orange está solicitando una subvención de $ 900,000 del Estado (el programa "CDBG-CV", por su sigla en ingles) para el programa de Asistencia de Vivienda de Emergencia del Condado de Orange. ¡Haga cl...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Notice of Public Hearing: Application for CDBG-CV Funds

Orange County is applying for a $900,000 grant from the State (called "CDBG-CV") for the Orange County Emergency Housing Assistance program. Click here to learn more!

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Posted on: July 24, 2020

DSS Emergency Food Assistance Program

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  • Eligible recipients must be receiving FNS/SNAP benefits or meet income guidelines.
  • Due to limited supplies and to ensure social distancing, appointments will be required. Appointment slots will be issued on the day prior to distribution only, on a first-ca...
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