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Posted on: December 8, 2018

Orange County winter weather advisory - Dec. 10, 2018

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Travel conditions throughout the county remain treacherous after Winter Storm Diego dropped more snow on the county Monday morning and afternoon. DOT and town crews continue to work on clearing roads, but had to delay moving to secondary roads when the ad...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

I-40 Widening in Orange County under consideration by NC DOT

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CHAPEL HILL (NC DOT NEWS RELEASE) – The NC DOT is considering a proposed project to widen Interstate 40 between the split with I-85 near Hillsborough and the Durham County line.

The project would also improve the N.C. 86 exit as well as several h...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

Orange County Commissioners choose Penny Rich as Chair, Renee Price as Vice Chair

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Two new members were sworn in to the Orange County Board of Commissioners and the board elected new leadership for the next year at its Dec. 3 organizational meeting.

Penny Rich, who served the previous two years as Vice Chair and is in her second term as ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Orange County Animal Services reminds citizens to protect pets as cold temperatures spread

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Orange County Animal Services reminds citizens to protect pets as cold temperatures spread through the county and region. The most important thing that pet owners can do to keep their pets safe is to keep them indoors as temperatures drop. Freezing temper...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Bryant named Child Support Services Director

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Erica Palmer Bryant has accepted the position as Child Support Services Director, Orange County Manager Bonnie Hammersley announced on Nov. 29, 2018.

She was chosen through an extensive interview process that included representatives from Orange County jud...

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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 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: 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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