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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

What programs are already working to keep kids out of gangs (New Hanover County, NC): Styrus Daniels was one of close to 100 people to attend a forum Monday night about mental health, education and gang violence in downtown Wilmington. Hosted by New Hanover County, a panel of five experts explained the services they offer to students and families, in hopes of improving the community.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 13, 2014

N.C. fugitive apprehended in Beckley (Benson, NC) : The coordination of multiple state and national agencies resulted in the arrest of a North Carolina fugitive and gang member in the Beckley area Dec. 31, 2013, according to a press release from the Benson, N.C., Police Department.
Source: The Register-Herald    Date: January 6, 2014

Conference highlights gang crimes in NC (Mount Olive, NC): The Crypts, the Bloods and MS-13 are no longer just in New York City or Los Angeles. The infamous gangs have made their way to our state and are wreaking havoc in even some of the smallest towns. "Gangs are really omnipresent in this state," said Mark Bridgeman, president of the N.C. Gang Investigators Association.
Source: TWC News    Date: January 3, 2014

Anti-gang efforts to focus more on female associates (Wilmington, NC): Local police will be homing in on the female associates of local gangs in 2014, Wilmington Police Department Deputy Chief Mitch Cunningham told an assembled group of law enforcement, social workers and assorted other personnel on Friday.
Source: StarNews    Date: January 3, 2014

WPD seeking grant for gang prevention program (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department is in the process of applying for a grant from the North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission. According to Deputy Chief Mitch Cunningham with the Wilmington Police Department, the request is for just under $100 thousand that will be used to fund a new gang prevention program.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: December 23, 2013

Virginia gang member charged in murder (Fairmont, NC): After nearly three straight days of investigation and court proceedings, a Virginia gang-member has been arrested in the shooting death of 33-year-old Travis Brown, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Robesonian    Date: December 20, 2013

Saying goodbye to the program Gang of One (Charlotte, NC): The anti-gang prevention program called The Gang of One will shut down on Friday. The program has been in Charlotte for a decade. Over the past 10 years, Gang of One has received a nearly $4 million federally funded grant. The money has run out and local politicians are not coming to the rescue.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: December 17, 2013

Murder trial opens in gang-related shooting (Wilmington, NC): A disagreement and disrespect -- that's what prosecutors say led Christopher Spence to pull out a shotgun at a birthday and graduation party last year after midnight on July 8, 2012, pumping the trigger again and again, destroying rival gang member Kirt Williams.
Source: WDEL News    Date: December 4, 2013

Communication, collaboration the focus of most recent gang-violence meeting (Wilmington, NC): When it comes to curbing the recent rise in gang-related crimes in Wilmington, three words are at the core of finding a long-term solution–cooperation, collaboration and communication.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: December 3, 2013

Teens plead guilty in slaying of 16-year-old rival gang member (Raleigh, NC): A Wake County judge on Wednesday accepted guilty pleas from two teen brothers charged in the 2012 slaying of a 16-year-old rival gang member, who was shot in the head while walking home from the store.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: November 20, 2013

County commits deputies to public housing task force, funds seven new positions (New Hanover County, NC): Responding to an increase in gang-related crime that has resulted in several deaths and a sheriff's detective shot, New Hanover County commissioners are funding seven new positions for a city-county initiative focused on patrolling, and protecting, Wilmington’s public housing communities.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: November 18, 2013

Pastor and District Attorney refute "excessive force" claims by NAACP (New Hanover County, NC): When an increase in gang violence erupted in the city of Wilmington, the voice of Reverend James Jamison could be heard over many others in the effort to solve the problem.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: November 13, 2013

Autopsy: Garner man shot 16 times in home invasion (Raleigh, NC): A Garner man who was killed along with his wife during a home invasion 10 months ago was shot 16 times, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: November 13, 2013

Gang violence crackdown will cost more than first thought (New Hanover County, NC): A combined effort to combat gang violence in New Hanover County may end up costing taxpayers more than first thought.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: November 13, 2013

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