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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

Vandal gang assaults man in downtown Asheville, police say (Asheville, NC): A group of eight young men who were on a vandalism spree in the downtown early Monday assaulted and injured a man who tried to stop them, police say. Police on Monday arrested six of the youths allegedly involved, and the remaining two were arrested early Tuesday.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: August 11, 2014

Community reacts to violent crime (Kinston, NC): Kinston Department of Public Safety Director Bill Johnson knows that when there’s a violent crime in the city, eyes immediately turn to city police.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: August 1, 2014

50 kids participate in G.R.E.A.T. camp (Laurinburg, NC): The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office during the week of July 14-July 18 held its Gang Resistance Education and Training camp, a program intended as an immunization against delinquency, youth violence and gang membership.
Source: The Laurinburg Exchange    Date: July 31, 2014

Shooting incidents in Kinston rise to 31 for 2014 (Kinston, NC): Kinston Department of Public Safety Director, Bill Johnson, says there have been 31 shooting investigations in the city for 2014. Johnson says a large part of crime is gang-related. The department recently started a gang unit, a team of law enforcement officers who focus specifically on bringing down gangs in the area.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: July 29, 2014

Five gang members from New Jersey plead guilty to trafficking heroin in Wilmington (Wilmington, NC): Five gang members from New Jersey pleaded guilty last week to trafficking heroin into the Wilmington area. According to a press release from District Attorney Ben David, the five co-defendants–members of the United Blood Nation gang from New Jersey–pleaded guilty in New Hanover County Superior Court to their roles in trafficking heroin into the area.
Source: Port City Daily    Date: July 29, 2014

Questions raised about UNCW working to solve Wilmington's gang problem (Wilmington, NC): Exactly three months ago Tuesday, Wilmington city leaders asked UNCW to take the initiative in bringing the community together to combat gang violence. At the time, community members like Atiba Johnson questioned the move.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: July 29, 2014

Wilmington man pleads guilty to second degree murder (Wilmington, NC): 22 year-old Terrell Robinson appeared in court today for the gang-related shooting of a young man in 2012. Robinson plead guilty to a 2nd degree murder charge.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: July 24, 2014

Talent showcase aims to combat Wilmington gang violence (Wilmington, NC): A casting call, hosted by Wilmington's Resource Outreach Center, Rejoice 1490 and MBN6, a broadcast entity with Sony Music, has been put out for Port City musicians to participate in a three-day showcase at the Wilmington Convention Center.
Source: StarNews    Date: July 23, 2014

Sheriff's Office G.R.E.A.T. have fun in court (Salisbury, NC): Brandon Jefferson sat on the district court judge's bench with an intense look, one would've almost thought the 6-foot-2 middle schooler was practicing for a future role.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: July 23, 2014

Gang prevention ruling to expire in Hidden Valley community (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte-Mecklenburg police told Eyewitness News that violent crimes in the Hidden Valley neighborhood have declined dramatically since last August.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: July 22, 2014

Injunction against Hidden Valley Kings is working but expires soon (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte's temporary boot on the neck of the Hidden Valley Kings appears to be working, but there is no guarantee it will be kept in place past August.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 21, 2014

Suspected gang member arrested after neighborhood disturbance (Charlotte, NC): Police charged a suspected gang member with drug trafficking after police responded to a large disturbance in east Charlotte on Sunday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: July 21, 2014

Woman agonizes over Wilmington gang violence (Wilmington, NC): Kinwan Long peeked around the living room wall in his mother's Wilmington apartment and waited patiently until she paused during her conversation. "Excuse me, please, can I get something real quick," the 7-year-old Wilmington boy said, his little finger extended toward the kitchen.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 21, 2014

Kinston Chief addresses uptick in crime (Kinston, NC): There's a spike in crime right now in the city of Kinston; from random shootings to gang violence. People want to know what police are doing to keep them safe.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: July 18, 2014

Gang report puts numbers to perceptions (Durham, NC): A 2013 city survey found more than three-quarters of residents think Durham has a gang problem, but a recent assessment of gang presence in Durham puts numbers to the perception. According to the 2014 Gang Assessment gang members were involved in less than 1 in 20 reported crimes from 2009-12. And many Durham gangs are loosely organized, with members able to leave one gang and join another in some cases.
Source: The Durham News    Date: July 18, 2014

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