Because Wilmington’s recent spate of gun violence has residents from every walk of life concerned, City Councilman and UNCW political science professor Earl Sheridan corralled some university colleagues for a community panel event. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that Wednesday night’s discussion often landed on another local hot button: public education.
The crime rate in North Carolina last year was the lowest reported since 1977. The state Attorney General’s office released the 2011 statistics yesterday. Here are the findings at the state and local levels.