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Shots spark police chase (Greenville, NC): A man who fired a pistol at an Ayden home then led officers on a high-speed chase into Lenoir County is believed to have opened fire as part of gang-related retaliation, officials said.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: November 5, 2013

Community forum seeks causes, solutions to gang violence (Wilmington, NC): About 150 people gathered Monday evening in Wilmington's city hall to figure out how to root out the systemic causes of the city's gang violence. The gang violence came to a head in September with the Forest Hills killing of Joseph David Williams, which sparked a chain reaction throughout the city over the next six weeks.
Source: StarNews    Date: November 4, 2013

Banning gangs from public parks put on hold (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington City Council is putting a hold on their efforts to ban gang members from parks. According to Bill Saffo, Wilmington's Mayor, the council will wait until the Wilmington Police Department has its new gang task force unit in place before considering the ordinance again.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: November 4, 2013

Six Greenville High students arrested (Greenville, NC): Six students at Greenville High School have been arrested after what a police spokesman said was a “gang initiation” fight in a bathroom.
Source: The Greenville News    Date: November 1, 2013

Greensboro shooting was gang-related, two suspects in custody (Greensboro, NC): Greensboro police have confirmed that Tuesday night’s drive-by shooting on Bluford Street was gang-related.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: October 30, 2013

Gangs hot issue for Carolina Beach candidates (Carolina Beach, NC): Candidates for the Carolina Beach Town Council and the mayor's seat answered audience-submitted questions for more than two hours in a packed hotel ballroom Wednesday night, tackling topics ranging from government transparency to the prospect of a community pool.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 30, 2013

Police say gang shooting in Greensboro may have involved 5-10 people (Greensboro, NC): Police said that a Tuesday night shooting near the N.C. A&T campus was the result of an ongoing dispute between gangs. "We're in the preliminary state, but it's a possibility it has been going on for one to two weeks with smaller incidents," said Detective Demorrise Anderson.
Source: News & Record    Date: October 30, 2013

City to hold public meetings addressing gang violence (Wilmington, NC): During the next three months, the city of Wilmington will host public meetings to address gang violence. The meetings are designed to identify short and long-term strategies that can reduce gang violence, according to a news release.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 30, 2013

Community meetings will brainstorm against gang problem (Wilmington, NC): With 2013 a year of gang-violence headlines here, the City of Wilmington is planning a series of public meetings on strategies to turn the tide.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: October 25, 2013

Admitted Blood, SBI expert provide perspective on gangs (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington's gang problem has dominated the news the last couple of months. Now we are getting an inside look at the issue. Last night we talked with an admitted gang member. And today we heard from an expert about what you can look out for.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: October 23, 2013

First responders from around NC gather for Wilmington conference (Wilmington, NC): Natural disasters, bombings, gang violence and hazard situations headline a week-long first responders event on the coast. On Wednesday, gang trends in the Tar Heel state took center stage at a conference in Wilmington.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: October 23, 2013

Gang member on crime surge in Wilmington: "It's chaos" (New Hanover County, NC): Locked up in New Hanover County jail, Kolton Thompson admits to joining the Bloods when he was growing up in foster care. "I was a gangbanger because I never had no family," he said, sitting behind security glass.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: October 22, 2013

How caseworkers stay safe in communities with gang activity (New Hanover County, NC): New Hanover County's Department of Social Services is enhancing safety procedures for caseworkers who respond to homes in several neighborhoods considered known for violence.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: October 21, 2013

Law enforcement straining to curb growth in gang violence (Wilmington, NC): Yellow crime scene tape, flashing blue lights and police combing the sidewalks for shell casings while unsettled residents look on are becoming as routine as children playing in the front yards of some neighborhoods.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 19, 2013

Gangs' power vacuum has fueled violence, chief says (Wilmington, NC): Police officers involved in gang investigations pointed to the arrest of some gang leaders as creating a power vacuum and leading to turf wars in Wilmington.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 19, 2013

Changing signs Tackling teen gang members presents a challenge for law enforcement (Burlington, NC): Charting gangs is no easy job. Associations change daily. Gang members cross gang lines, create new sects and change names, symbols, expressions and colors. In Alamance County, it’s not as cut-and-dried as gangs are in places like Los Angeles or New York.
Source: Times-News    Date: October 19, 2013

Gun violence no longer bound by socioeconomic lines (Wilmington, NC): The gang violence gripping Wilmington and New Hanover County in recent weeks overflowed the troubled public housing developments where it's rooted and spilled into usually sedate neighborhoods on the periphery.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 19, 2013

How police handle gangs in Carolina Beach (Carolina Beach, NC): The city of Wilmington might come to mind at the mention of gang activity, but there are organized groups riding through other parts of New Hanover County.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: October 17, 2013

13 gang members ejected from Dixie Classic Fair (Winston-Salem, NC): A fair is a family event but that doesn't stop gang members from showing up. Sgt. Doss explained to WFMY News 2's Liz Crawford that his unit knows who they're dealing with. They're on a first name basis with most gang members.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: October 16, 2013

City council OK's money for gang unit (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington police now have approval to form a five-member gang investigative unit, the latest push-back to fight rampant violence police have linked to gangs. On Tuesday, the city council unanimously approved spending $142,381, which will allow the department to create the gang unit and maintain full staffing.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 15, 2013

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