WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Reports of gang and gun violence in the city of Wilmington have quieted down, but the effort to permanently stop them persists through a community conversation.
The moderator of Monday night's forum called for challenges and solutions from the dozens seated at Cape Fear Community College's Union Station.
Many of the responses centered on the shared need of resources among numerous non-profits, church groups and government organizations.
Funding from federal, state and local grants can be a lengthy process, but Dr. Tim Markley, superintendent of New Hanover County Schools, said a steady stream of committed volunteers is always needed in the classroom, or any agency.
Will Tate is active in community outreach through his church. Though he lives in Hampstead, Tate said it was important that he attend the forum in downtown Wilmington.