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Less crime and violence in New Hanover County schools (New Hanover County, NC): Gang activity and violence has been a major concern in New Hanover County, but a new report shows that the crime is not making its way the schools. The numbers for school crime and violence show that New Hanover County had 150 incidents during the 2012-2013 school year.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: April 2, 2014

Wilmington releases strategies to curb gang violence (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington's city manager released a wide-reaching set of recommendations Monday, the result of a seven-forum series discussing the region's gun and gang violence in 2013.
Source: StarNews    Date: March 31, 2014

Courthouse fight tied to gangs (Durham, NC): A fight that appeared to be gang-related broke out Thursday at the Durham County Courthouse, bringing 11 deputies to the scene and ending in the arrest of four people.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 27, 2014

At least 20 validated gang members in high school, parents unaware (New Hanover County, NC): New Hanover County Schools will alert parents when buses are late, or when there is mold, but they have no plans to alert parents as to how many gang members are in the schools. There are 323 validated gang members in New Hanover County and more than 20 of those go to New Hanover High School.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: March 25, 2014

Rival gangs the cause of most recent surge of violence (Wilmington, NC): A dispute between rival gangs has been the cause of a string of violent incidents, according to WPD Deputy Police Chief Mitch Cunningham. Cunningham said a dispute between the Double II Blood Gang and the Billie gang has fueled violent skirmishes, including a shooting last Friday night.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: March 24, 2014

Police search for validated gang member who led officers on chase (Wilmington, NC): Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are searching for a teen who led them on a high speed chase Saturday. They believe the he could be linked to a shooting that happened on Market Street the same day.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: March 22, 2014

G.R.E.A.T. program positive for students (Forest City, NC): Something G.R.E.A.T. is going on for fifth-grade students. This year fifth-grade classes in Rutherford County Schools (RCS) and at Lake Lure Classical Academy were introduced to the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program.
Source: The Digital Courier    Date: March 18, 2014

Gang member shot at recently now charged with stabbing; brothers also wanted (Wilmington, NC): A man who was shot at in Wilmington a couple of weeks ago is in jail charged with a stabbing yesterday, police say. Meanwhile, two of his older brothers are also wanted in connection with the crime.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: March 13, 2014

Suspect claims innocence, denies gang ties (Wilmington, NC): Police say a validated gang member shot at a couple weeks ago is charged with a stabbing. They also say they are searching for two of his brothers in connection with the crime.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: March 13, 2014

Rival gang members injured in back-to-back shooting, stabbing (Wilmington, NC): A man was stabbed Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of 10th and Chestnut streets—two blocks away from a shooting that injured one man Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: March 12, 2014

KICK-ing gang activity (Kinston, NC): At Monday's Kinston City Council meeting, members of the Kinston Department of Public Safety spoke on a concept to improve not only its relationship with the community, but the appearance of the city.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: March 4, 2014

Anti-gang panelists say kids need places to go (Wilmington, NC): A group of four panelists, including a New Hanover High School senior and an admitted former gang member, told about 140 people Tuesday night that there aren't enough places for young people to spend time on nights and weekends.
Source: StarNews    Date: February 25, 2014

Community gang forums end, but what's next? (Wilmington, NC): After a summer of violence Wilmington City Leaders decided a community effort was needed to try and end gang violence, but after six meetings in four months some are asking when we are going to start seeing results.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: February 25, 2014

Gang members arrested, heroin seized in multi-agency investigation (Wilmington, NC): Six people were arrested and more than 2,000 bindles of heroin were seized last week in an investigation by area law enforcement into the distribution of heroin at a Wilmington public housing community by local Blood gang members.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: February 24, 2014

Gang Investigative Unit equipping for duty (Wilmington, NC): The recently created Gang Investigative Unit at the Wilmington Police Department will apply funds seized from criminal activity to purchase tools for its mission.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: February 22, 2014

Gang heroin bust a sign of residents helping fight crime (Wilmington, NC): The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says six gang members are in jail charged in a heroin ring. The head of the Wilmington Housing Authority says it's part of an effort to make the community safer.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: February 21, 2014

Leaders schooled on gang issue (Laurinburg, NC): Gang activity, says Fayetteville Police Detective Chris Kempf, continues to spread across the country like a virus — and small, rural communities like Scotland County are quickly becoming victims to the escalating violence.
Source: The Laurinburg Exchange    Date: February 21, 2014

Funds approved for WPD's Gang Investigative Unit (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington City Council approved funds for the Wilmington Police Department's Gang Investigative Unit at Tuesday evening's meeting.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: February 18, 2014

Gang violence discussed with hospital staff (Wilmington, NC): The increase in gang violence in Wilmington over the past several months is prompting even more discussion, this time in hospitals. As part of the 25th annual Trauma Symposium, staffers from the New Hanover Regional Medical Center and other area hospitals were briefed on how to recognize gang members and why it's important.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 14, 2014

Wilmington Police Chief pushes state lawmakers for tougher gun laws (Wilmington, NC): For the first time, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous spoke about a bill that could make gun laws tougher in North Carolina. Evangelous presented the plan to state and local lawmakers Friday. He outlined various recommendations addressing "growing gun violence and gang activity."
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 14, 2014

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