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Former city council member gives his perspective on gang issue (Wilmington, NC): When it comes to gang violence in Wilmington, few members of city council, other than Mayor Bill Saffo, have said much. But former city council member Ronald Sparks is speaking out.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: October 15, 2013

Police department, sheriff's office join forces to fight gang violence (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff's Office are linking forces to try to stem the tide of gang violence that has washed over the area since the summer.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 14, 2013

City to mull funding of special gang investigative unit (Wilmington, NC): In response to escalating gang violence in Wilmington, the police department wants to form a special gang investigative unit to deter crime and dismantle gang activity.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 11, 2013

Information, community involvement keys to fighting gangs (Wilmington, NC): As the gun and gang violence continues in the Port City some people want to step up and make a difference. Law enforcement, clergy and now some in the plagued areas of the city agree community involvement is crucial for change.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: October 11, 2013

Wilmington postpones action on banning gang members from parks (Wilmington, NC): After a proposal to ban gang members from Wilmington parks was questioned by a civil liberties watchdog group, the city council voted Tuesday to delay a decision on the ban.
Source: StarNews    Date: October 1, 2013

Teen, three juveniles cited in gang graffiti case (Burlington, NC): A Burlington teenager faces multiple charges relating to a gang graffiti investigation, police said Tuesday afternoon. The Alamance City/County Gang Task Force also filed 64 charges of damaging property with the juvenile court system concerning three juveniles involved.
Source: Times-News    Date: October 1, 2013

City attorney: Proposed ban on gang members in parks would be state's first (Wilmington, NC): The City of Wilmington's police-supported proposal to ban gang members from city parks would be a first for North Carolina, the city's attorney said Monday. "We are the first jurisdiction in the state to put forth such an ordinance," City Attorney Bill Wolak told Wilmington City Council members Monday morning.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: September 30, 2013

90-day 'cease fire' ends in Wilmington; city proposes banning gang members from parks (Wilmington, NC): Gang members would be banned from Wilmington city parks under an ordinance up for the city council's consideration Tuesday, coming days after the end of a three-month ceasefire authorities called in the interest of peacemaking.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: September 28, 2013

Chief says new strategies needed in fight against gangs (Wilmington, NC): Ralph Evangelous says Wilmington's gang problem is the worst he's seen since becoming police chief nine years ago. Now that a 90-day cease fire is over, the chief says more than police need to be part of the fight.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: September 27, 2013

Wilmington police - Gangs' power vacuum likely cause of increased gun violence (Wilmington, NC): A Saturday shooting death and four other gun-related incidents over the weekend into Monday are likely gang related, Wilmington Police Department's chief said Monday.
Source: The Wilmington Star    Date: September 23, 2013

Jury convicts man in gang-related shooting death (Charlotte, NC): It took a jury 20 minutes Monday to convict a 24-year-old man in the 2009 shooting death of Palo Childress, 23.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 16, 2013

Kinston Police: Kids in elementary school now in gangs (Kinston, NC): Gangs have been a problem in Eastern Carolina for awhile, but you may be startled by what we're learning from police. Kinston Police say gangs are becoming more popular for children as young as elementary school.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: September 12, 2013

Albemarle man sentenced in shooting (Albemarle, NC): Federal officials' successful prosecution of an Albemarle man earlier this month on firearms charges marked a success in the battle against gang violence in Stanly County, authorities said this week.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 29, 2013

Two charged after three-hour standoff (Laurinburg, NC): A teenager is among two men who have been charged following a three-hour standoff Sunday morning that followed what lawmen are saying was a gang-related shooting that injured a teenager.
Source: The Laurinburg Exchange    Date: August 27, 2013

CMPD can continue efforts to stop local gang (Charlotte, NC): Thursday morning, the members of the Hidden Valley Kings were in a Mecklenburg County Courtroom fighting a civil injunction. It's a new tactic in the war against gang violence, one that has never been tried in North Carolina before.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: August 22, 2013

City takes Hidden Valley gang to court (Charlotte, NC) : The Hidden Valley Kings have their day in court Thursday – along with the city that hopes to close them down. The Kings, who police say dominate the north Charlotte neighborhood from where they take their name, could be the target of North Carolina’s first restraining order against a gang.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: August 21, 2013

Ban of gangs from parks could see vote in September (Wilmington, NC): Portia Mills Hines Park was the site of violence and near-violence in recent weeks, with a 17-year-old shot Aug. 5 and a 4-year-old boy finding a gun under stairs July 23. Now, Wilmington City Council might take action to stop violence at city parks.
Source: StarNews    Date: August 21, 2013

Police handle Greenville gang problem (Greenville, NC): Over 18 different gangs exist in Pitt County. According to the N.C. Department of Crime and Public Safety, a gang is defined as three or more members who associate and engage in criminal acts. Identifying gang members can be difficult according to the N.C. Gang Investigators Association.
Source: The East Carolinian    Date: August 20, 2013

Elementary Schools to implement G.R.E.A.T. program (Salisbury, NC): This fall the Gang Resistance and Education Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program is coming to an elementary school near you. The federally sponsored gang and violence prevention program, which has already been implemented in the middle schools, will soon make its way to local elementary schools and private schools.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: August 16, 2013

Latin Kings leader Jorge Cornell sentenced to 28 years in prison (Winston-Salem, NC): Federal Judge James A. Beaty sentenced Latin Kings leader Jorge Cornell to 28 years in federal prison Wednesday. Last year, a jury convicted Cornell of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, and using a firearm in a crime of violence.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: August 14, 2013

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