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Halloween Trick Or Treating Canceled At Local Mall

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RALEIGH — Raleigh's North Hills Mall has cancelled its annual trick-or-treating tradition this year "just to be on the safe side."

A mall spokesperson says the event was canceled in response to recent events and a widely circulated e-mail hoax warning people to avoid malls on Halloween due to the possible threat of a terrorist incident.

The trick-or-treating traditionally took place at the mall on Halloween night, and the mall offered a haunted house in the week leading up toHalloween. That haunted house will be open again this year, but at an off-site location. The decision to hold the haunted house off-site was made long before September 11, mall officials say.

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