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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
http://www.starnewsonline.com/...

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
http://www.news-record.com/...

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
http://www.starnewsonline.com/...

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
http://portcitydaily.com/...

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
http://www.wwaytv3.com/...

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
http://charlotte.news14.com/...

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
http://www.wect.com/...

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
http://www.wect.com/...

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
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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
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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
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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
http://www.starnewsonline.com/...

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
http://www.wect.com/...

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
http://www.digtriad.com/...

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
http://www.starnewsonline.com/...

Community leaders search for solutions to gun violence (Wilmington, NC): Less than one month after the end of a 90-day cease fire initiative, shootings continue in the Port City. Just minutes after a news conference by the city and county yesterday on fighting gang violence, more shots were fired.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: October 15, 2013
http://www.wwaytv3.com/...

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
http://www.wect.com/...

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
http://www.starnewsonline.com/...

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
http://www.starnewsonline.com/...

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
http://www.wwaytv3.com/...

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