Orange County

COVID-19 testing hosted by the Orange County Health Department is done with no out of pocket cost (insurance will be billed). For those without insurance the tests are also available and are free. Testing is conducted by two different vendors, StarMed Healthcare and Optum. We do not require a doctors note/referral, and we will test […]

Do you know someone who needs the COVID vaccine to come to them in Orange County? This survey will provide contact information to the Mobile COVID Vaccination team for homebound individuals interested in obtaining a vaccine at home. Once the survey is completed, the Mobile Team will contact individuals to schedule. CLICK HERE     […]

COVID-19 testing hosted by the Orange County Health Department is done with no out of pocket cost (insurance will be billed). Testing is conducted by two different vendors, StarMed Healthcare and Optum. We do not require a doctors note/referral, and we will test everyone with or without symptoms. People of all ages can be tested. […]

Orange County has decided to start the school year with 100% virtual learning. Superintendent Dr. Monique Felder said, “(I am) recommending that while we continue to work toward Plan B–and we will be ready for Plan B–given the state of COVID-19 in this county at this time, we pivot to Plan C, remote learning, and […]

Starting at 5pm on Friday, Orange County is requesting that citizens wear face masks in most public situations. Customers employees and other people going to restaurants, grocery stores and retails stores while they are indoors. All people inside public transportation vehicles. Anyone in an indoor/outdoor situation where they cannot maintain a six foot physical distance […]

Good news in Wake and Orange counties. Utility companies won’t disconnect your water service during the coronavirus public health emergency. The City of Raleigh issued a statement that read “During this time, we want to ensure all Raleigh Water customers have access to clean drinking water and wastewater services. We will continue to monitor guidance […]

In a time when people are wondering if teachers should be armed, a local teacher has been arrested after threatening to shoot up the elementary school where she worked. Kristen Thompson was employed at Pathways Elementary School in Hillsborough. She resigned last Friday and fellow teachers say that she had threatened to commit a shooting. […]

Alma Jimenez and John Dorscht allege a February 21 scuffle involving off-duty office Kevin Ferguson, caused their son emotional trauma.

The Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks & Recreation will host the annual Halloween Spooktacular event on Saturday, October 25. The ghoulish activities will take place from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Central Recreation Center, 302 West Tryon Street in Hillsborough. Halloween costumes are encouraged.  Free activities include a Costume Contest, with […]

The Orange County RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program is seeking older adult volunteers who want to help students to improve their reading skills. Tutor training will be available on Tuesday, September 9, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for new and returning RSVP volunteers serving the Orange County Schools. The training will take place at the […]

The Orange County Public Library (OCPL), in partnership with the Compass Center for Women and Families, is pleased to announce a new financial literacy workshop series. Text “Foxy” To 24042 for your chance at ticket giveaways and news before anyone else!…Standard Messaging Rates Apply This three-part series will take place at the OCPL Main Library […]

Orange County Public Library (OCPL) will host “Make It Stick!” This is a free wellness workshop geared toward making healthy changes and learning how to follow through with them. Text “Foxy” To 24042 for your chance at ticket giveaways and news before anyone else!…Standard Messaging Rates Apply The class will take place on Wednesday, January […]