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Posted on: November 23, 2020

Press Release - COVID-19 Outbreak in Orange County COFEMS

Orange County, VA –  The Orange County Fire & EMS Department (COFEMS) is currently experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak as defined by the Virginia Department of Health. 

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Press Release - Gordonsville Branch Library Closed on Mondays

Orange County, VA – The Gordonsville Branch Library will be closed on Mondays effective immediately due to a staffing shortage. The Main Library located at 146 N. Madison Road, Orange, Virginia and the Wilderness Branch Library located at 6421 F...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Press Release - Second Round of Orange County Wireless Hotspot Project Go Live

Orange County, VA – Orange County in partnership with FiberLync, the operating entity of the Orange County Broadband Authority, will activate the second group of wireless hot spots for use on Friday, November 20, 2020.

In October 2020, Orange Cou...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Orange County Courthouse Closed November 17, 2020

The Orange County Courthouse will be closed effective at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2020 through Tuesday, November 17, 2020. The Courthouse will reopen for business as scheduled on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Insight Newsletter Goes Digital

Orange County, VA - The Orange County Communications Department is encouraging citizens, business owners, and employees to sign up for notifications for the new County newsletter, Orange County Insight. 

The revamped newsletter features a responsi...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Treasurer's Office to Reopen to the Public

The Orange County Treasurer’s Office will reopen to the public effective Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the office closing from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for lunch each day. 

Billing information is availabl...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Wireless Hotspot Project Goes Live

Orange County, VA – Orange County in partnership with FiberLync, the operating entity of the Orange County Broadband Authority, will activate the first group of wireless hot spots for use on Friday, November 13, 2020.

In October 2020, Orange Coun...

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Press Release - 2nd Round of "Bounce Back Orange Small Business Grant" Awards $194,000

Orange County, VA –Orange County Economic Development Office is pleased to announce the  second Round of Bounce Back Orange Small Business Grant awards.  Twenty-three (23) Orange County small business and non-profit organizatio...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

County Offices Closing in Observance of Thanksgiving Holiday

Orange County Offices will close at noon on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, 2019 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.The Landfill and Collections Sites will be closed on Thursday, Novem...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Economic Development & Tourism Kick-Off Shop Local Passport Event

Orange County, VA – As a component of our “Orange is Retail Ready Campaign,” the Orange County Office of Economic Development encourages our community to shop local, by participating in the Orange County Small Business Passpo...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Economic Development Launches "Orange County is Retail Ready"

Orange County, VA - Orange County Economic Development, is launching a new campaign, “Orange County is Retail Ready,” to support consumer-facing businesses this holiday season. For the months of November and December, Orange C...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Receives $2 Million from the Commonwealth for Wireless Hotspots

Orange County, VA – Orange County receives $1,999,620 from the Commonwealth of Virginia for broadband funding pursuant to the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) for a wireless hotspot project. 

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

Press Release - Tourism Revenue Reached $53 Million in Orange County in 2019

Orange County, VA – Tourism revenue for Orange County reached $52,922,809 in 2019, a 3% percent change over 2018. Local tourism-supported jobs totaled 624 and local tourism-related taxes totaled $1,529,611.

 

According to the Vir...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Press Release (Corrected) - FEMA Proposed Changes to the Special Flood Hazard Area Map

Orange County, VA – The U. S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has proposed changes to the FEMA Special Flood Hazard Area Map that may affect 2500+ properties in Orange County. The county is mailing notifications to affected property o...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Barboursville Park Playground Closed

Barboursville Park Playground CLOSED - Due to unforeseen equipment malfunction, the Barboursville Park Playground located at 5260 Governor Barbour Street, Barboursville, VA 22923 is closed until further notice. Park renovations are expected to begin in la...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Office on Youth Offers Restorative Justice Facilitator Training

Orange County, VA – The Orange County Office on Youth is excited to announce a two-day Restorative Justice Facilitator Training December 8th and 9th, 2020. The training will be held locally and is free to all participants due to the award of an ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Press Release - Barboursville Community Park Playground To Close for Renovations

Orange County, VA – The Barboursville Community Park playground located at 5260 Governor Barbour Street, Barboursville, VA 22923, will be closed beginning Monday October 26, 2020 for renovations in accordance with the Orange County Capi...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

News Flash - 2020 Personal Property & Second Half Real Estate Taxes Due December 7, 2020

2020 Personal Property and Second Half Real Estate Taxes have been mailed. If you have not received your bill, please call the Orange County Treasurer's Office at (540) 672-2656. 

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Posted on: October 1, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Department of Social Services 2020 Christmas Gift Programs

Orange County, VA – The Orange County Department of Social Services (OCDSS) is accepting applications for the Orange County Christmas Gift Assistance Programs for children under the age of eighteen (18) and senior citizens in need.

Applications a...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Offers Child Care Expense Relief Grant

Orange County, VA – Supported by CARES Act funding, the Orange County Office on Youth is pleased to announce a grant opportunity for parents or guardians of children who have seen an increase in childcare expenses due to COVID-19.

The program wi...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Department of Social Services Announces CARES Act Fund Program

Orange County, VA – The Orange County Department of Social Services (OCDSS) announces the launch of the CARES Act Fund Program, that uses funds provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The program is designed a ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Press Release - Orange County Voting Information and Deadlines

Orange County, VA – The Office of Voter Registration and Elections is committed to helping all eligible registered voters maintain the ability to cast a ballot in the upcoming November 3, 2020 General Election. All voters are encouraged to check...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

Press Release - Office on Youth Receives Department of Criminal Justice Services Grant Award

Orange County, VA – The Orange County Office on Youth is happy to announce they are recipients of a Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) grant in the amount of $18,450 to provide local facilitator training for the Thinking for a Change...

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Posted on: July 23, 2020

Press Release - Harmful Algae Bloom Advisory Issued for Upper Pamunkey

The Upper Pamunkey Branch, Terry’s Run, and the Upper North Anna Branch of Lake Anna in Orange, Louisa and Spotsylvania counties are experiencing a harmful algae bloom (HAB). The public is advised to avoid contact with the lake in these areas un...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Route 635 Bridge Replacement Project Begins in Mid-April

A project to replace the existing 78-year-old Route 635 (Greenwood Road) bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Orange County will begin in mid-April. Starting approximately April 7, 2020, motorists should expect intermittent daytime flaggi...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

Route 20-231 Roundabout Project Begins This Week

Under a $1.8 million construction contract, Chemung Contracting Corp. will convert the existing two-way stop intersection to a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Route 20 (Constitution Highway) and Route 231 (Blue Ridge Turnpike) in Orange Coun...

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