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Chapel Hill officials strategize for Halloween

Posted October 12, 2009

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— The Chapel Hill town council discussed strategies on Monday for the annual Halloween celebration on Franklin Street.

Thousands of revelers usually crowd the street each year. Hundreds of officers typically patrol the area to keep crowds under control.

Last year, visitors were urged to find somewhere else to party and the strategy worked.

Town leaders are pushing for the same "locals only" plan this month. 

Officials are also working with restaurant and bars to reduce alcohol sales on Halloween and close their doors to new customers at 1 a.m.

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  • bottleworks Oct 13, 2009

    They think it will go the same as last year.... This year it's on a weekend. Going to be a bit different this year.

  • johnsonnc Oct 13, 2009

    Derm is not the only place there are gangs

  • Space Mountain Oct 13, 2009

    Locals only is another way of saying they want to keep the gang mebers from Derm out.