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Posted on: May 20, 2021

OCES, Orange Rural Fire combine to enhance county's rescue capabilities

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Orange County Emergency Services and Orange Rural Fire Department have partnered to purchase equipment to be used for trench rescues, filling a gap in local rescue capabilities.

“Nobody in the county currently has the ability to respond to a tren...

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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: July 21, 2021

Elections Board sworn in

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Orange County's five-person Board of Elections was sworn in on Tuesday, July 20, and held its first meeting.

Jamie Cox was appointed Chair by Gov. Roy Cooper, who appoints the chair for all 100 county boards of elections.

The other members of the b...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Four candidates emerge for upcoming vacancy on Board of County Commissioners

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Four candidates have applied to be considered for appointment to the Orange County Board of County Commissioners to fill the vacancy that will occur on July 31, when Commissioner Mark Dorosin's resignation becomes official. The four candidates ar...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Commissioners extend deadline to appeal property values to Sept. 1

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On June 15, 2021, the Orange County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to extend the 2021 Orange County Board of Equalization and Review Formal Appeal adjournment date from June 30, 2021, to Sept. 1, 2021.

The purpose of this extension is to allo...

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Animal Services informs public about special breed of dogs at-large

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Orange County Animal Services (OCAS) wishes to inform the public about at-large dogs which are presumed to be wolf and German shepherd hybrids. It has not been confirmed that all of the dogs are wolf hybrids. These dogs recently escaped from their enclosu...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Orange County senior centers phase in on-site programs

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Orange County Department on Aging is pleased to welcome participants back to in-person group activities at both senior centers.

“Throughout the pandemic we have continued to serve older adults, their families and caregivers by way of phone, virtu...

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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 25, 2021

Social Services reminds parents to “check for baby” & never leave a child unattended in a car

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Orange County Department of Social Services reminds residents to develop the habit to “Check for Baby” when exiting and locking cars. As the summer months are upon us and temperatures continue to rise, be mindful and develop a routine ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

State of Emergency extended through July 30

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Orange County has extended its local State of Emergency declaration for its COVID-19 response through July 30.

During the COVID-19 related State of Emergency declared in Orange County, the terms of the Governor’s current and future Executive Orders related...

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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: 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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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Salvage Sheds Reopening

Orange County Solid Waste Management is excited to announce the reopening of the Salvage Sheds on July 1st, 2021.

The Salvage Sheds serve as a place for community members to drop-off their used, unwanted items for other community members to reuse. The item...

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