Big write up in today's Star News in Wilmington about the rise in gang activity there and in Brunswick County, particularly Leland under the title "Hiding in plain sight". Check it out, pretty scary article. Wilmington has always had crime problems and it sounds like it might be getting worse, especially downtown. Here's a clip from the article:
Obvious or not, make no mistake: Gangs are in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties, say those who deal with kids. They're in our schools, on downtown and rural streets, in middle-class neighborhoods and in the projects, committing violence ranging from simple bullying to brutal killings.