The Grim Reaper guards Fayetteville City Hall candy


Watch out for the Grim Reaper! Anyone passing through one of the offices in Fayetteville City Hall and thinking to grab a Halloween goodie from what looks like a decorative candy dish is in for a surprise. As City Clerk Anne Barksdale, along with several unsuspecting staff can attest, the simple act of grabbing — or trying to grab — a piece of candy is met by the Grim Reaper, whose eye begin flashing and screaming things like, “You didn’t say please. No candy for you,” or “Keep your paws off my candy.” Photo/Ben Nelms.