Orange County, NC


Orange County ambulance flips over in crash

This video is not supported on your platform. If you are using IE 10 or lower please consider using IE 11, Edge, Chrome, or Firefox. A witnesses said the ambulance crashed into a utility pole on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Franklin Street. It's not known if anyone was injured.
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Orange County ambulance involved in crash

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN)—An Orange County Emergency Services ambulance was involved in a crash, according to officials. This happened around 12:30 a.m. Saturday near Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Longview Street. Officials said there were two first responders and a patient in the ambulance. The first responders have...
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Fowlkes wins NCHSAA 3A State Championship in women’s pole vault

Orange High School sent a total of 14 men’s runners to this past weekend’s NCHSAA 3A State Track and Field Championships on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. The Panthers sent a hurdler, a sprinter, two distance runners, and three men’s relay teams to the State Championships, while Cedar Ridge sent the state’s top 3A women’s pole vault qualifier, senior Caroline Fowlkes, as well as one of its women’s relay teams to the state finals.
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Mebane Development Director Cy Stober named Orange County Planning Director

Orange County did not have to look far for its next Planning Director. County manager Bonnie Hammersley announced May 20th that Cy Stober, who is currently the Development Director for the City of Mebane, would fill the position created by the retirement of Craig Benedict. “We are thrilled to find...
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Valerie Foushee and Courtney Geels win U.S. House District 4 nominations

N.C. Sen. Valerie Foushee, D-Chatham, Orange, won the Democratic nomination for the fourth congressional U.S. House district seat and Courtney Geels won the Republican nomination, according to unofficial primary election results. Foushee finished with 40,531 votes on Tuesday night, winning 46.15 percent of the vote. Nida Allam, who finished with...

Work on major Orange Co. road to last through August

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – The North Carolina Department of Transportation has announced a months-long road closure. The resurfacing project, covering parts of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, is scheduled to begin next week. NCDOT said West Franklin Street/East Main Street will be milled and resurfaced between N.C. 86 and...

Rising from the ashes: Farm & Garden makes triumphant return

Almost two years ago, Randy Spencer was standing right at the edge of N.C. 86, looking at 25 years of his life and business, now a heap of soggy, charred remains, being picked over by members of the Orange Rural Fire Department, looking for hot spots. Hours earlier, a car occupied by two teens careened out of control and into one of the posts holding the large canopy that offered shelter to customers buying gas at one of the fueling pumps at Farm & Garden. Fuel that leaked from the car ignited and then combined with fuel at the station, creating a massive ball of light and fire, made more brilliant by the rural darkness.

Foushee wins Democratic primary to succeed Price in Congress

RALEIGH — Orange County State Sen. Valerie Foushee beat Durham County Commissioner Nida Allam and musician Clay Aiken to win the Democratic nomination in the state’s 4th Congressional District. Foushee is the overwhelming favorite to win the November general election in the strongly Democratic district based around the Triangle.

Orange baseball falls in walk-off heartbreaker to defending state champs

Over the past couple of months, it seemed as though Orange High’s baseball team was catching most, if not all, of the big breaks. Despite a tough 4-0 setback to Person County May 3 in the opening round of the Central Conference Tournament, and a 6-5 non-conference setback to Southern Lee on April 23, the Panthers were humming on all cylinders as they headed to Greenville Tuesday night for the third round of the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs against defending state champion J.H. Rose.