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Wednesday October 27th

Orange County Commissioners


Orange County Commissioner Mark Dorosin pictured in his office on Tuesday.

Orange County Commissioner Mark Dorosin to step down; Penny Rich considering role

Dorosin was reelected to the BOCC in November after beating Rich in the primary by a seven-vote margin. Rich said she is considering a run particularly because of her leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ll certainly put my name in because there were 12,400 people that voted for me, and I think it would be a letdown to those people who supported me to not put my name forward,” Rich said.

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A sign at the proposed site for Research Triangle Logistics Park (RTLP) on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 advocates against the construction of the RTLP buildings on the 161-acre lot in Hillsborough, N.C.

Hillsborough group fights proposed development, cites health and environmental concerns

Sarah Shore, who lives along Old NC Highway 86, said her property and livelihood would both be impacted by the development. “It would be 250 feet from my back porch to this six-story warehouse,” she said. “And it would directly impact the safety of my children. I wouldn’t be comfortable having them play outside when semi-trucks are constantly going in and out of the park.” 

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