CHAPEL HILL – Twenty works of art using recycled, re-purposed  or cast-off materials are on display at University Mall until August 23 as part of the Fifth Annual Scrapel Hill Art Competition and Exhibit.

Thursday, the competition and exhibit will be recognized with an artists reception and awards ceremony from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on the UMall stage.

The event is free and open to the public. This year’s competition features a new category in which interactivity has spurred new surprises for the artist to create for the viewer.

First place, second place, and “Best Interactive Artwork” will be announced Thursday, as chosen by distinguished jurors Gerald Bolas, Director of the Raleigh Arts Commission, and Linda Dougherty, Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art. A people’s choice award will be given at a closing reception on August 23.


Early last week, UNC head coaches Larry Fedora and Roy Williams won $15,000 for the University’s general scholarship fund in the annual Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge.

Fedora and Williams teamed together for the second year and finished 12th shooting 2-under par. Miami’s Al Golden and Gino Torretta shot -11 and won the first-place prize of $125,000.

According to its website, The Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge is the country’s premier head coach and celebrity charity golf event featuring NCAA head coaches and former athletes and celebrities from the same school competing against their rivals for a share of a $520,000 scholarship purse.


The Orange County Public Library has introduced Encore as its new cataloging system.

All from one location, you can now search the library’s print, digital, and audiovisual collections. It also gives enhanced details such as summaries, reviews, and excerpts, when available.