Business briefs

Nov. 12, 2013 @ 04:26 PM

Durham County home sales up in October
DURHAM – Durham County home sales were up 25 percent in October compared with the same month last year, according to Triangle Multiple Listing Service data.
The median sales price was down 2.9 percent to $165,000, while the average sales price was down 2.9 percent to $190,245.
Total inventory was down 11.6 percent to 1,468 homes. The county had a 4.8 months’ supply of homes on the market in the month.
Orange County also saw an increase in sales and price in the month. The county’s closed home sales were up 17.8 percent in the month compared to the same month last year.
Its median sales price was up 14 percent to $258,261 and its average sales price was up 22 percent to $311,692.

Food truck rodeo downtown Sunday
DURHAM –Durham Central Park will host its last food truck rodeo of the year on Sunday, drawing about 55 different mobile food vendors.
Rodeo organizer Brian Bottger, the owner of the Only Burger restaurant and food truck, said there will be live music, two beer vendors and, weather-depending, entertainment for children.
The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m. For a full list of food trucks that will be on-site, go to the website
Bottger said this will be the last rodeo of 2013. He said the next one will be held in January.

BCBSNC open enrollment insurance events
CHAPEL HILL – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is hosting a series of public informational events about the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act.
The events will give residents an opportunity to ask questions and to learn about subsidy eligibility and enroll in a health insurance plan for 2014.
A meeting will be held starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilton on Hillsborough Road in Durham.
For a complete list of the events, go to the website