CHAPEL HILL – The Board of Commissioners proclaimed this upcoming week, October 23 through the 31, as Red Ribbon Week.

Red Ribbon Week is intended to raise awareness for prevention of underage drinking and illegal drug use.  The proclamation was requested by Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth.


Orange Rural Fire Department Chief, Jeff Cabe, and 29 employees of the fire station were presented an award on the Monday Board of Commissioners meeting for noteworthy innovations and customer service.

Fire Chief Jeff Cabe and the Orange Rural Fire Department were recognized for 11 instances of innovation and customer service including securing trees in jeopardy of falling during severe rain storms.


The Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation invite the public to celebrate Halloween by attending the annual Halloween Spooktacular, next Saturday.

The Halloween Spooktacular will be held at the Central Recreation Center at 302 West Tryon Street in Hillsborough.

From 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the Halloween Spooktacular includes activities like cake walks, carnival games, face painting, and two haunted houses.  There will also be a costume contest with a cash prize.

Some events will require tickets to participate.  Tickets will be available at the event for purchase.

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