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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gangs an issue in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County schools (Winston-Salem, NC): Police say if your child goes to school in Winston-Salem, he or she likely shares a hallway with a gang member. In the case of one Winston-Salem teen, the interaction didn’t stop there.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News    Date: July 14, 2014

Gang members arrested after fleeing police (Kinston, NC): Police arrested two known gang members Wednesday afternoon after they feigned going for their guns, then took off running.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: July 12, 2014

Scrubbing out gang violence in Kinston (Kinston, NC): Kinston Police, Fire & Rescue, and community volunteers kick out graffiti to fight gang violence. On Saturday, dozens of people came out to remove graffiti from homes and commercial buildings. The effort was part of the Kinston Department of Public Safety’s K.I.C.K program, or Kinston in Control of Kinston.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: July 12, 2014

Community gangs up on crime (Kinston, NC): Patrol officers with the Kinston Department of Public Safety were up early Saturday morning with members of the community to clean up gang graffiti.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: July 12, 2014

Greenville Police work to keep gangs out (Greenville, NC): Greenville Police are working to keep gang-related crimes low within city limits. "Our homicides are down by 50 percent and I'd like it to be down by 100 percent," said Greenville Police Chief Hassan Aden.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: July 10, 2014

CoastLine: Gang violence - after all the community conversations, what have we learned? (Wilmington City, NC): Gang violence – and the steady conversion of at-risk children into gang members is an issue that is on the rise across the country. Gun violence within Wilmington City limits has crept into neighborhoods that haven't previously seen this kind of activity.
Source: MSNBC WHEC    Date: July 9, 2014

DPS working to lower truancy rates (Durham, NC): Last month, Durham city and county governments released a joint assessment on the state of gang involvement in the community that shed light onto the gang activity in the community. One of the more troubling findings presented by the Durham County Department of Criminal Justice Resource Center pinpointed five high schools and two middle schools in the Durham Public Schools System ranked in the bottom 10 percent of attendance rates in the state.
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: July 9, 2014

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