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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

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

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

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

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