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Police: Man shot Sunday at Arbor Crest a gang member (Greensboro, NC): The survivor of a double shooting on Sunday is known by the nickname “Murder” and has been identified by police as a gang member.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: September 25, 2014

KDPS gets increased gang unit and more police officers (Kinston, NC): The Kinston Department of Public Safety gets the green light to increase staff for a successful unit. Kinston Police Chief Bill Johnson said city council unanimously gave the go-ahead for a larger gang unit and more police officers.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: September 18, 2014

Shooting victim had gang ties (Greenville, NC): A 17-year-old who was shot in the leg near J.H. Rose High School Tuesday afternoon has gang affiliations, and the Greenville Police Department reported it is taking precautions against a possible retaliation.
Source: The Daily Reflector    Date: September 17, 2014

POLICE: Greenville teen shooting gang-related; police presence around schools increased (Greenville, NC): Police say Tuesday's shooting of a 17-year-old was gang-related and they have increased police presence around schools.
Source: WITN 7 News    Date: September 17, 2014

'Operation Southern Snare' nets more than 135 arrests (Charlotte, NC): Federal officials unveiled their ongoing crackdown on gang violence and crime Tuesday in Charlotte, dubbed “Operation Southern Snare.” U.S. Marshals said their focus was to rid the streets of gangs, guns and drugs -- and noted that this operation was the right move at the right time.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: September 16, 2014

Fayetteville hopes film will help stem youth violence (Fayetteville, NC): Seventh and ninth graders in Cumberland County Schools will soon watch a movie that law enforcement and school officials hope will help reduce the amount of youth violence in the city.
Source: WRAL 5 News    Date: September 16, 2014

138 arrested in 4-month antigang and violent crime operation (Charlotte, NC): Gangs, guns and drugs were the targets of a four-month operation by federal, state and local law enforcement officers that resulted in 138 arrests in Gaston and Cleveland counties, officials said Tuesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: September 16, 2014

Police: ‘Gang activity’ to blame for shootings (Laurinburg, NC): A man was wounded and two houses struck during shootings over the weekend that Laurinburg Police Chief Darwin Williams called a result of “escalating gang activity” throughout the city.
Source: Richmond County Daily Journal    Date: September 15, 2014

Wilmington Police bolster gang prevention efforts (Wilmington, NC): The Wilmington Police Department has been awarded a grant to aid in their gang prevention efforts. The grant from the North Carolina Governor's Crime Commission will fund a new gang prevention program for the WPD.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: September 10, 2014

Shooting victim not in gang, according to family members (Greensboro, NC): Family members of one of the men shot and killed Monday afternoon by an unknown assailant said they know their son and grandson wasn’t perfect, but he was a man on his way to making his life better. And, they said they’re certain he was not in a gang.
Source: News & Record    Date: September 3, 2014

Dozens arrested in 'Operation Clean Sweep,' including gang members (New Hanover County, NC): The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and several other agencies at the federal, state and local level have completed an operation today to round up people wanted on outstanding warrants including felony warrants.
Source: WMBF News    Date: September 3, 2014

Local Gang Members Targeting Your Children (Greensboro, NC): Gang members are going after your children to recruit them. If you think your child is immune, you've made a big mistake. Greensboro police are investigating the shooting on Monday of four people. It happened Monday afternoon at the Arbors Townhomes on Hewitt Street.
Source: WFMY News 2    Date: September 2, 2014

The Boys and Girls Club works to curb gang activity from inside out (Kinston, NC): Two Kinston Police Officers will be recognized for their service in curbing gang-related activities in Lenoir County at Tuesday night's city council meeting. Sgt. Stephen Reavis and Sgt. Dennis Taylor will receive the "Gang Unit of the Year" award and they're not alone when it comes to fighting off what some believe is an epidemic in some portions of Lenoir County.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: September 2, 2014

KPSD Gang Unit wins award for combating crime (Kinston, NC): The Kinston Public Safety Department's Gang Unit is being honored for its crime-fighting efforts by the state as “Gang Unit of the Year”. The department's gang unit has made at least 163 arrests and seized 19 guns since it grew from two to six people in July.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: August 29, 2014

Gang member shot in Greenville (Greenville, NC): Police say a gang member was shot in Greenville Tuesday night.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: August 27, 2014

Judge’s order forbids two local establishments known for gang violence, drug activity from selling alcohol (Port City, NC): A superior court judge has entered consent judgments against two local establishments known for gang violence and drug activity from selling alcohol.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: August 26, 2014

KDPS takes proactive approach to reducing gang violence (Kinston, NC): An increase in violent crimes in July has the Kinston Department of Public Safety stepping up its efforts to combat gang violence.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: August 23, 2014

Time running out for Hidden Valley injunction (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte's temporary injunction against the gang called the Hidden Valley Kings expires on August 27. The court order mandates that known gang members not be seen together in that community.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: August 18, 2014

Citizens get overview of gangs in North Carolina (Pinehurst, NC): Gangs have been operating "under the radar" for years in North Carolina, and they are continue to evolve, affecting every race and socio-economic category in North Carolina. That was one of the main messages delivered to several dozen people, including police officers and civilians, presentation, "Gangs 101" Monday night at the Grand Ballroom of the Pinehurst Resort.
Source: The Pilot    Date: August 12, 2014

Gang prevention program funded by Board of Education (Brunswick County, NC): Local law enforcement and education officials left an Aug. 5 Brunswick County Board of Education meeting feeling great about G.R.E.A.T. Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Maj. Brian Sanders made a presentation to the board about the county's Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program, an evidence-based and effective gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula.
Source: The Brunswick Beacon    Date: August 12, 2014

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