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Gangs

McDonald's murder arrests

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videoPolice arrested three people connected to a fatal shooting at a Mcdonald's in Elizabethtown last year. Full story...
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School district raising awareness about gangs

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A gang training seminar is scheduled for tonight at Laney High School. Full story...
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NHC schools look to educate parents and teachers about gangs

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The New Hanover County School District is trying to educate parents and teachers about gangs. Thursday night marked the first of four gang training sessions. Ashley High School hosted the meeting. Full story...
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GREAT program educates local middle school students on gang resistance

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Some New Hanover County middle school students are getting a lesson from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Department. Deputies will lead an anti-gang program at Roland Grise and Williston Middle Schools. Full story...
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Fatal shooting in Columbus County points to growing gang violence

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videoThere is evidence of growing gang violence in Columbus County. The sheriff's department has a line on several suspects in a fatal shooting over the weekend. It happened in the parking lot of an un-licensed club just south of the Boardman community. Full story...
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Law enforcement steps up attempt to stop local gang crimes

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videoViolent crime in our area is often associated with gang activity. According to law enforcement, most of the major gangs are here. Wilmington Police and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department Gang Task Force met Tuesday in an attempt to ratchet up the fight. Full story...
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Bladen County efforts to fight gang violence continue

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Efforts continue to battle gang activity in Bladen County. These efforts stem in part from the shooting of 19-year-old Jakhee Sledge outside of a McDonald’s last month. Full story...
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Second gang awareness seminar Thursday night

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In order to promote gang awareness in our community, New Hanover County is holding its second Gang Training Seminar of the quarter. Full story...
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Forum focuses on gun violence in New Hanover County

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videoPolice say there are at least 300 gang members in New Hanover County. And for every known member, they say there are several more unknowns. With gangs come gun violence, and many fear it is on the rise here. Full story...
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Gangs growing problem in Pender County

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videoThe Pender County sheriff's office says the number of gang members are on the rise. Full story...
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Summit gives voice to teen problems

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videoIn Wilmington, students gathered at New Hanover High School for the 3rd annual Teen Summit. Urban Promotions organized the event, which was geared toward helping local teens overcome adolescent issues. Full story...
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Judge at Lovette hearing calls for legislative session on gangs

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The judge presiding at a hearing for a teenager charged with killing two North Carolina college students has pleaded with Gov. Mike Easley to call a special Legislative session on gang violence. Full story...
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Leland pastor educates her congregation about gangs

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videoGang activity in southeastern North Carolina is on the rise. Many say the problem will only get worse as our area grows. One local church is trying to tackle the problem head-on. Full story...
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Growth brings increase in gang activity

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videoA growing region can also mean increased crime. A little over a decade ago, gang activity in our area was unheard of. But gangs in our area are not becoming a problem, they are a problem. Full story...
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Former gang members speak out

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videoFormer gangsters attend community gang forum, share their first-hand experiences and the harsh reality of gang life. Full story...
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