Speaking of treats, we've got one for you in the form of a local ghost story. Because, let's be honest, who doesn't love a good supernatural yarn this time of year?
The setting for this gothic tale is Murrells Inlet. In the mid-1800s, a young woman named Alice Flagg met a lumberman. Over the next few months, their courtship turned into love. However, it was not a love that Alice's physician brother approved of, as he felt this lumberman's low social stature was not what his sister deserved.
Alice, the legend has it, disagreed, and met the man in secret. He proposed, and Alice wore that ring, much to her brother's dismay. She eventually lied and said she would return the ring, but instead hung it on a ribbon and wore it around her neck and under her dress.
Soon, Alice was overtaken by malaria and died. Her brother found the ring still wrapped around her neck and threw it into the marsh.
Alice was buried at All Saints Cemetery near Pawleys Island.
Here we are now, over 150 years late, and reports still come in of Alice Flagg being seen in the white dress she was buried in, walking out of the front door of her old house and strolling through the cemetery. And one hand is always clutched to her chest, where the ring should be.
There have been stories that Alice has also been seen walking along the marsh in search of her missing ring.
Maybe one day she'll find it, and be at peace.
So, that's this year's Halloween tale. Please enjoy this weekend of ghosts, goblins and ghouls. If you're in the spooky spirit and need something to do, there are certainly plenty of options.