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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

Connecting the community with organizations against gang violence (Wilmington, NC): The resources and services provided by many local groups was the main focus for the latest community conversation on fighting gun and gang violence.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 11, 2014

Police say women taking more active role in gangs (Wilmington, NC): A teenage girl's arrest last week for the murder of a gang member raises a big question: what is the role of women in gangs in our area? The Wilmington Police Department Gang Unit says the role of women in local gangs has shifted since the late '90s.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: February 10, 2014

WPD looking for stronger gun laws to cut down on gang violence (Wilmington, NC) : The Wilmington Police Department is looking for stronger gun laws to help crack down on gang violence in the Port City.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: February 8, 2014

Summit to focus on gangs (Rocky Mount, NC): Local faith leaders are joining with police on Tuesday to present a public gang awareness summit. "“We are trying to take systematic approaches to combat some of the violence going on in our city," said Bishop Shelton C. Daniel of Greater Joy Baptist Church.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: February 8, 2014

Gang problems throughout county (Tarboro, NC): Three recent gang-related incidents in Edgecombe County are part of a growing nuisance that law enforcement is combating. One incident involved a 15-year-old Rocky Mount teenager being gunned down by an alleged gang member.
Source: The Daily Southerner    Date: February 5, 2014

Contest broadens anti-gang awareness (Henderson, NC): The Vance County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with schools in Vance County to launch its first anti-gang poster contest. The contest encourages students in Vance County to express their feelings on gangs and their negative influence in the community. It is also designed to promote awareness and benefits of being gang-free.
Source: The Daily Dispatch    Date: February 4, 2014

Four shot at N.C. church; boy, 12, critically wounded (Raleigh, NC): Police in Rocky Mount are searching for a man who sprayed a church playground with gunfire, striking four youths and leaving a 12-year-old boy gravely wounded.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: January 28, 2014

Violent crime shot up in 2013; police chief cites heroin among causes (Wilmington, NC): Authorities have highlighted the neighborhoods for confirmed gang activity–a headline maker in 2013 as a reported turf feud between Bloods and Crips came under attention and prompted numerous anti-gang efforts, including one to step up the presence of law enforcement in public housing areas.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: January 21, 2014

Gang member charged with second-degree murder of elderly man (Wilmington, NC): A Wilmington man–who police say is a validated gang member–has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of an 86-year-old man.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: January 18, 2014

Wilmington leaders meet to discuss how to combat gang violence (Wilmington, NC): The conversation continued Monday night about how to combat gang violence in the Port City. Community leaders met at the public library downtown to discuss resources for at-risk youth.
Source: TWC News    Date: January 13, 2014

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