Trick-or-Treating Varies Among Towns
When it comes to setting Halloween hours, most Moore County municipalities are taking a hands-off approach.
Aberdeen, Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Vass and Whispering Pines are not setting trick-or-treat hours for Halloween, which falls on Sunday this year.
Carthage, Foxfire Village and Robbins, however, are setting hours for trick-or-treating. Carthage will be celebrating from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Carthage Police Chief Chris McKenzie said he sets the time to provide extra security and to avoid confusion.
"If school had been in session, we probably would have moved it to Saturday, but with the kids being out Monday, we don't see a problem holding it Sunday," he said.
Public school students on the traditional calendar are off Monday, but those who are in year-round school are not.
Foxfire will hold a Halloween event from 3 to 6 p.m. at its Village Green.
Robbins will observe Halloween on Saturday, to avoid conflicting with church-related activities. Robbins will stage a Halloween celebration in the downtown from 6 until 10 p.m.
Whispering Pines is holding an event for children from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the rescue squad building.
For those who are worried about late trick-or-treaters, there is an easy solution.
"If you don't want them to come to your house, turn out your lights," Aberdeen Town Manager Bill Zell said.
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