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Tonight: Community meeting on gang and gun violence

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Wilmington’s community conversation on gang and gun violence continues tonight.

CFCC's Union Station is at the corner of North Front and Red Cross streets. Image courtesy CFCC.

CFCC’s Union Station is at the corner of North Front and Red Cross streets. Image courtesy CFCC.

Set for 5:30 p.m. on the fifth floor of Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station on Front Street, it will be the third community meeting since early November on the topic. It’s in partnership with the City of Wilmington and stakeholders from the education, business and nonprofit sectors “to identify short and long term-strategies that can be implemented to help reduce gang violence.”

A notice from the city said the focus of tonight’s meeting–open to the public–will be the role of education in crime and violence issues. It will include a panel discussion with UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller, CFCC President Ted Spring, New Hanover County Schools Superintendent Tim Markley, District Judge James Faison and Wilmington Housing Authority Board Chairman Jeff Hovis.

The meeting is slated to last two hours.

Officials say the conversations will not die as empty talk. “From these sessions, a series of recommendations for action by public policy makers, including elected officials and leaders of private corporations and non-profits, will be generated,” the notice said.

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