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Posted on: July 28, 2014

2014 School Supply Drive

The Orange County Office on Youth is now collecting school supplies for the coming school year. Each year the Office on Youth distributes school supplies to needy families free of charge. This project is successful because... Read on...

Posted on: July 24, 2014

Orange County Sheriff's Office Citizen's Police Academy

The Citizens’ Police Academy, sponsored by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, will be held each Tuesday night from September 2, 2014 - November 11, 2014. The majority of the program will be held at Waugh Harley Davidson 385... Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Orange County Emergency Communications Launches Smart911

The Orange County Emergency Communications Center is proud to announce that Smart911 is now available to all citizens in Orange County as a way to enhance emergency response. Now, 911 dispatchers and first responders can be... Read on...

Posted on: July 14, 2014

New Online GIS Unveiled by Orange County Planning and Zoning Department

The Orange County Planning & Zoning Department unveiled a new online Geographic Information System (GIS) on July 1, 2014. The new website, available through the county’s main website ( and at orange.gis... Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

Board of Supervisors Schedule Special Election for D1 Supervisor and Seeks Interim

Responsive to the recent resignation announcement of the District 1 Supervisor, the Board of Supervisors took action to initiate the process of scheduling a special election at its regular meeting on July 8, 2014. The Board... Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2014

Board of Supervisors Held Spring Planning Retreat

The Orange County Board of Supervisors held an extensive planning retreat in mid-March. The retreat was again led by well-known retreat facilitator, A. Tyler St. Clair. The Board worked together to reaffirm its vision... Read on...

Posted on: July 9, 2014

OCPR Demonstrates How Going OUT is IN at Community Parks and Recreation this July

If you’re feeling like you don’t get to spend enough time outside, you’re not the only one. Nearly three in 10 U.S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30... Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2014

District 1 Supervisor Shannon Abbs Resigns Effective July 31, 2014

The Orange County Board of Supervisors has received notice from Supervisor Shannon Abbs that she will step down as the District 1 Supervisor effective July 31, 2014. Board of Supervisors Chairman S. Teel Goodwin stated, “On... Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2014

Photo ID Required for Voting, Effective July 1, 2014

Voters must present one of the following acceptable forms of identification when voting, effective July 1, 2014:

• Valid Virginia Driver’s License,
• DMV-issued photo identification card,• Valid United States... Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2014

Reminder for Real Estate Tax Deadlines

Real Estate taxes for 2014 are due on June 5, 2014. Penalty for non-payment begins on June 6, 2014, and interest begins on July 1, 2014. Real Estate tax information can be accessed online, and payments can be made online... Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2014

Governor McAuliffe Announces 323 New Jobs for Orange County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Green Applications LLC, a Division of Green Distribution, one of the largest printers and distributors of textile merchandise and heat applied graphics on the East Coast, will... Read on...

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