NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - On a night dedicated to nothing but fun, spooks, candy and decorations, the New Hanover County authorities want to make sure everyone plays it safe too.
"Halloween is a pretty big event downtown," said Detective Kevin Smith, with the Wilmington Police Department. "Folks like to get dressed up and have a good time and there's nothing wrong with that. I don't anticipate any bigger crowd than we've had in the past."
Authorities are not increasing patrol this Halloween. They are asking everyone to be vigilant and watch for suspicious behavior.
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office organized a list of tips that might help parents and their children have a more organized, safe game plan for area trick-or-treats:
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