Chapel Hill, N.C. — Chapel Hill is making a bigger effort this year to keep its popular Halloween festivities smaller.
Each year, thousands of costumed-revelers – many of them college students – jam Franklin Street on Halloween night.
For several years, officials have been working to keep "Homegrown Halloween" a local event by restricting traffic and stopping bus service.
This year, officials want to encourage local families to come out with their children.
They'll close off Franklin Street at 8:30, but they'll reopen it to traffic earlier than usual, at 11 p.m.