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Halloween weather serves up a treat

Posted October 31, 2008

Halloween weather is serving up quite a treat for Triangle trick-or-treaters. Friday will be sunny and warm with temperatures reaching nearly 70 degrees by the afternoon.

Temperatures will begin to fall once the sun sets. Little ghosts and goblins (and other characters) can expect temperatures in the 50s as they make their way house-to-house Friday night.

Saturday will be even warmer, with temperatures in the low 70s.

Meanwhile, Chapel Hill leaders have a message for anyone wanting to come to their town Halloween night: If you're not a student or resident, stay home.

Mayor Kevin Foy made a plea on YouTube saying he wants a "safer, smaller, more community-oriented" Halloween.

Last year, more than 80,000 people crammed Franklin Street for the annual Halloween bash. Chapel Hill's bill – including security, clean up and EMS teams – came to more the $220,000.

This year, town officials are restricting parking, canceling shuttle services, removing newspapers so there's nothing to burn and greasing poles so people can't climb them.

Wherever you're going tonight, you can find more Halloween fun on


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  • Dr. Dataclerk Oct 31, 2008

    How is it we can celebrate halloween but we take prayer out of our schools. That is frightening.

    If you take your children out trick or treating, be sure and go with them all the way to the door. If there is no porch light on then don't stop at that house. The best thing is to go to the homes you know the people are living there. Don't allow your children to eat candy or anything until you get home and check it. Watch for cars and just be safe all around. If you cannot go with your children then keep them at home too and do some fun things at home. It is dangerous now and in the darkness you will not be able to see very clearly. Have fun!

  • bowlingbrat1203 Oct 31, 2008

    How can the mayor say if you don't live here stay out? If I want to go I'm going. I may not live in Chapel Hill, but I pay Orange County Taxes! No body is going to tell me that I can't go somewhere in a county I pay taxes on! That's my right. Maybe he needs to get out of Chapel Hill and Orange County!

  • sjb2k1 Oct 31, 2008

    Yeah too bad, I'm still going to Chapel Hill with my friends.

  • tgw Oct 31, 2008

    Weather looks great for High School Football. What better thing to do than to go out on Friday night and watch your local teams.

    Great family atmosphere-much local color-spirited young people-

    FANTASTIC. Weather should be perfect.

  • lgilbert1 Oct 31, 2008

    "and greasing poles so people can't climb them." haha!

  • cj1979 Oct 31, 2008

    Chapel Hill town officials are greasing poles??? Too funny!