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    “Homegrown Halloween” aims to take the fright out of Franklin Street

    By Emma Brodey and Vivian Scimone Halloween on Franklin Street is a longstanding Chapel Hill tradition, and one that East students love to attend. Every year on Halloween night, UNC students, surrounding residents, and even visitors from far away gather on Franklin Street tocelebrate the spooky holiday. In recent years this event has grown to huge numbers, with up to 80,000 people packing together on Franklin Street in one night. The late-night event was also known for its occasionally rowdy and not-so-family-friendly atmosphere. In response to the unmanageable size of the event, the Town of Chapel Hill has launched a new “Homegrown Halloween” effort. Town Manager Roger L. Stancil initiated…