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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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Locally filmed gang video found on YouTube

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videoSome videos popping up on YouTube are causing concern with police and local residents. The rap videos were filmed in Wilmington and involve young children. Full story...
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Government announces 93 N.C. arrests in anti-gang sweep

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Federal authorities say 93 foreign nationals have been arrested in North Carolina as part of a three-month nationwide sweep of violent gang activity. Full story...
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House subcommittee hears testimony on gang prevention

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A House judiciary subcommittee heard testimony today on proposed legislation that would create new crimes and longer sentences for people who participate in or encourage gang activity. Full story...
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