Some call it “The People’s Republic of Carrboro” but this town has much more to offer than hipster cred and dreadlocks. Carrboro emulates style as a hidden gem of the Triangle area, one that students don’t often discover until their later years at UNC. Take a stroll down West Franklin Street into the heart of this independent town. Sip a coffee at Open Eye Café, relax on the lawn of Weaver Street Market and explore the vibrant shops, houses and people.
Reality Ministries is a Christian organization in Durham with the stated mission of providing a safe and loving environment for community members who have been disenfranchised due to poverty, violence or lack of opportunity — for example orphans, foster children and people in jail. The ministry extends to people with special needs. On Saturday night, Reality Ministries hosted a “Kings and Queens” prom where teens and adults with various mental and physical disabilities were given the “royal treatment.” More than 100 volunteers attended the event and paired up with a friend with disabilities for the evening.