The Board of Orange County Commissioners is responsible for guiding Orange County and making policy decisions. The seven-member board is primarily responsible for adopting the annual budget, creating the property tax rate each year, staffing advisory boards, and meeting the various needs of the county. Board meetings are typically held on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at various locations around the county.
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A countywide proposal to ban smoking in public places has received positive feedback, though some are questioning its effectiveness and enforceability.
Orange County Schools sent its students back to school with a little more edge this year. As part of its 1:1 Laptop Initiative, the district issued 4,100 laptops to its middle and high school students to revamp the way its students learn.
Penny Rich, a Chapel Hill Town Council member and Mark Dorosin, a managing attorney at the UNC Center for Civil Rights, both won the Democratic primary May 8 for the Orange County Board of Commissioners in District 1.
At an Orange County public hearing Tuesday night, students rallied for Orange County Commissioners to pass a proposed transit plan that would provide them with better access to more of the area.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ newest elementary school is taking its first major steps toward becoming a reality. Elementary School 11 will be located in the Northside neighborhood and has been planned to help reduce district overcrowding.
For years, David Caldwell has led efforts by neighborhood residents to gain public water and sewer access from the county and to create a community center, even as the landfill undermined their quality of life.
A freestanding library in Carrboro — a project 25 years in the making — is moving closer to realization as local officials work to decide on criteria for the library’s location. On Tuesday night, the Carrboro Board of Aldermen discussed revisions to the county’s proposed criteria for the site of the future Southwest Orange County Regional Branch Library.
The Orange County Board of County Commissioners’ promise to close the Rogers Road landfill in 2013 is a commendable step toward solving our county’s trash crisis — but the board’s Tuesday vote was largely symbolic.
Carl Purefoy didn’t know what to expect when the Board of County Commissioners voted Tuesday on a closure date for the Orange County landfill.
Residents of the Rogers Road-Eubanks Community can finally mark their calendars for the exact closure date of the Orange County landfill.
Steve Yuhasz has been involved with county government for nearly 30 years. But the freshman county commissioner said he only wants one more term.
After a weekend filled with conversations, Town Council member Penny Rich has set a new goal: joining the Orange County Board of Commissioners.
As an infant, Bernadette Pelissier lived in Senegal. As a 12-year-old she lived in Damascus, Syria while her father worked for the United Nations, and in between her world travels, she lived in New Jersey.
When N.C. General Assembly Rep. Bill Faison, D-Orange, announced his gubernatorial campaign last month, Valerie Foushee received a flood of calls asking her to run for his seat.
The first declared candidate for the Orange County Board of Commissioners, Renee Price, has announced her intent to run again despite a primary loss in 2010.
A program that helps low income Orange County residents acquire affordable housing has seen about half its budget cut this year.