This is one of the very first Carolina Circle Mall pictures I ever saw back in 2005, from the also closed Post-Apocalyptic Mall of Doom website.
If my calculations are correct, this picture was most likely taken in January or February of 2005. As you can see, vandals had already left many a mark. However, it is impressive that the mall still seemed to be in fairly good shape at the time, despite the vandalism.
This picture was taken on the first floor facing Montgomery Ward.