CHAPEL HILL – Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina was recognized by AARP as one of 2013’s Best Employers for Workers over 50.

A special award ceremony is being held on Wedneday at 3:00 p.m. at the BCBS Auditorium on Chapel Hill Blvd. Blue Cross Blue Shield joins an assorted group of health systems, corporations, and non-profit organizations on AARP’s national Top 50 list.

The Best Employer award is designed to highlight exemplary policies toward workers age 50 and older. This year marks the fourth instance in which Blue Cross Blue Shield has made an appearance on the Best Employer list.


In the wake of the recent Orange County floods, county officials will conducted a joint assessment on Tuesday surveying the most affected areas to determine the severity of the damage.

The survey will determine whether there have been sufficient uninsured and underinsured losses to homes and businesses to request a USSBA Disaster Loan Declaration.

The Declaration offers low interest loans to qualified applicants.


Can you make a tasty burger? Carolina Brewery is accepting entries to its Annual Build-A-Brewery Burger Contest now through July 22.

The winner of the contest will receive a grill and the honor of having their specially designed burger featured on the Fall Menu at the restaurant.

To enter, just write down the ingredients of your delicious burger concoction and email to the list to or grab a submission form at either the Chapel Hill or Pittsboro brewery locations.