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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Two community leaders to be recognized at Feb. 25 Pauli Murray Awards ceremony

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Two community activists who work hard to improve the lives of others are being recognized as winners of the 34th annual Pauli Murray Awards. Donna Carrington (Adult) and Nevaeh Hodge (youth) will be recognized at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 during a special ceremony a...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Medicaid expansion thriving in Orange County

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Nearly 3,000 Orange County residents have been approved for full Medicaid coverage since the state expanded coverage on Dec. 1, 2023, according to the Orange County Department of Social Services.

“We are happy that so many Orange County residents...

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Posted on: February 21, 2024

Board adopts Five-Year Strategic Plan for Orange County

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After a year-long process, the Orange County Board of Commissioners approved a comprehensive Five-Year Strategic Plan for the county at its Feb. 20 meeting. The plan lays out the priorities to guide policies and budget decisions from 2024 through 2028.

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Posted on: February 19, 2024

Emergency Services hosting Public Safety Hiring Event on Thursday, March 7

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Orange County Emergency Services is hosting a Public Safety Hiring Event on Thursday, March 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Durham Technical Community College at 525 College Park Rd., Hillsborough.

“Area public safety agencies are looking for candidates t...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Richards recognized by Chamber with Chair’s Award for Public-Private Partnership

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Orange County Commissioner Anna Richards was honored by The Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro with its 2023 Public-Private Partnership Award. Commissioner Richards was honored Feb. 9 during the Chamber’s 2024 Annual Meeting at The Carol...

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

BIPOC Elected Officials of Orange County Present Poetry Reading for Black History Month

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For Black History Month 2024, the BIPOC elected officials of Orange County have released their video presentation of the poetry reading of “Rosa Parks” by Nikki Giovanni. 

WATCH THE VIDEO at https://youtu.be/f2fzoCZ48xk

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Posted on: January 29, 2024

Orange County Departments celebrate Black History Month

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Several Orange County Departments are hosting special events in February to celebrate Black History Month, culminating with the Pauli Murray Awards on Feb. 25.

The Department on Aging is hosting a special screening of the acclaimed film Till (2022...

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Animal Services offers tips for protecting pets during extreme cold

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Orange County Animal Services reminds citizens to consider the safety of pets as the winter season approaches. If possible, pets should be kept indoors during extremely cold weather. Freezing temperatures can be dangerous for pets and people.

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