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Gang activity a wide-ranging destructive force (Kinston, NC): “Get ‘em while they’re young.” That saying and others like it are often attributed to the behavior of the tobacco industry. But another entrenched group in Eastern North Carolina has its sights set on children as young as those in elementary schools.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: March 19, 2015

School board unlikely to expand G.R.E.A.T program (Durham, NC): School board members were generally in agreement Monday that the Gang Resistance Education and Training program has a benefit to Durham Public Schools and the larger community. But given the financial hardship the school district now faces, it is unlikely the board will expand the program as was recommended by a team of researchers who studied the effectiveness of the G.R.E.A.T. program.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 16, 2015

School board to discuss G.R.E.A.T. program (Durham, NC): A team of researchers hired by the school board to determine what impact G.R.E.A.T. has on children attending Durham’s public schools and to what extent the program has been a good value to the county and school district, has recommended expanding the program from just the fourth and sixth grades to additional elementary and middle school grades.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: March 15, 2015

Kinston community tackles correlation between bullying and gang violence (Kinston, NC): The city of Kinston hosts a community forum Wednesday night to discuss ways to prevent bullying and gang violence. The forum included a panel of experts involved in local law enforcement, schools, and the justice department. The panelist along with members of the community shared dialogue on ways to correct the bullying, gang, and crime correlation.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: March 4, 2015

Police: Gang that prompted extra security for judges, city attorney has strong prison ties (Charlotte, NC): The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and a former FBI special agent in charge in North Carolina say that the gang that allegedly prompted extra security for two Charlotte judges and the city attorney has strong ties to the members who are in the state’s prisons.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: February 23, 2015

Researchers urge G.R.E.A.T. expansion (Durham, NC): A group of researchers are recommending that the school district expand its Gang Resistance Education and Training program, which is designed to reduce youth gang involvement and decrease school and community violence.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: February 15, 2015

Gang prevention a long-term process (Durham, NC): Gang authority James C. Howell reads research reports on airplanes, and when passengers sitting beside him notice, they usually want to talk about what causes the gang problem. “What they say is, ‘It’s the family; it’s those bad families,’ ” Howell said. “Well, yes – but there are a lot of other factors.”
Source: The Durham News    Date: February 12, 2015

Search underway for escaped NC inmate considered dangerous (Brunswick County, NC): Authorities in Brunswick County, North Carolina have issued a BOLO for an escaped inmate considered dangerous.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: February 1, 2015

Greensboro Police Attack Gang Activity (Greensboro, NC): Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan recently emailed the city manager’s office and requested that the Greensboro Police Department reinstitute the gang unit. The gang unit was first started when former Greensboro Police Chief Tim Bellamy told the council that Greensboro’s gang problem warranted the creation of a gang unit.
Source: Yes! Weekly    Date: January 21, 2015

Wilmington native, tennis pro talks community reaction to gang violence (Wilmington, NC): With Wilmington police cracking down on gang violence here in the Port City, community leaders like One Love Tennis program's Lenny Simpson are also reaching out to help at-risk kids find alternatives to joining gangs.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: January 15, 2015

Mayor Saffo speaks about Wilmington gang crime (Wilmington, NC): They say it takes a village to raise a child. It's that village, or in this case the Cape Fear community, Wilmington's mayor says needs to step up to stop the gang violence.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: January 13, 2015

Gang violence the root of community shootings (Wilmington, NC): Wilmington police are now saying that a violent weekend of shootings is connected to gang violence. Several different incidents happened over the past weekend, including the shooting of a teenager on Henry Street.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: January 12, 2015

Local agency holds conference on gang problem (Lumberton, NC): With gangs becoming an increasing problem in communities throughout the state, including in Robeson County, Eastpointe is holding its ninth annual Eastern North Carolina Gang Conference on Monday in Mount Olive. This year’s theme is “Violence, Gangs, Human Trafficking: a Call for Community Action.”
Source: The Robesonian    Date: January 3, 2015

Officials disrupt High Point heroin gang (Greensboro, NC): The reign of a High Point drug ring is over. With 15 of their high-level leaders and street dealers arrested in the past two weeks, the “Bando Boys,” an affiliate of the nationally known Bloods street gang, won’t be selling heroin anytime soon, authorities said Friday during a news conference.
Source: News & Record    Date: December 19, 2014

Fountain man charged for gang activity, armed robbery (Pitt County, NC): A man charged with patterned gang activity was arrested overnight after records show he robbed someone with a dangerous weapon.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: December 4, 2014

Man arrested for shooting at deputy is affiliated with Hispanic gang, mother says (Raleigh, NC): The mother of an 18-year-old who is charged with attempting to murder a Wake County sheriff's deputy says she is heartbroken that he's in jail, but believes he is safe now that he's not on the streets.
Source: WNCN News    Date: December 2, 2014

Inmates: Lanesboro guards let gang attack them (Wadesboro, NC): Five former inmates at Lanesboro Correctional Institution have filed a lawsuit against employees of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety after they say they were attacked in the prison while guards looked the other way.
Source: Your Daily Journal    Date: November 26, 2014

Validated gang member killed in Greenville shooting (Greenville, NC): Police say a validated gang member shot this morning in Greenville has died, the second murder in the city in the past four days.
Source: WITN    Date: November 24, 2014

Law enforcement making move to gang up on gangs (Lumberton, NC): It’s a four-letter word that has been whispered for a long time but not acknowledged loudly and publicly as there has been a reluctance to accept that this national problem is ours as well. Gang activity is no longer the propriety of Inner City USA, but, according to local law enforcement officials, is rampant right here in Robeson County.
Source: The Robesonian    Date: November 24, 2014

City task force targeting gangs (Lumberton, NC): Lumberton Police Chief Michael McNeill says a Special Enforcement team formed last month to crack down on gang activity has reduced crime overall in the city, and he hopes to take the initiative countywide.
Source: The Robesonian    Date: November 22, 2014

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