Raleigh gang truce inspired by the views of children

The seeds of this month’s truce among members of five street gangs in Raleigh were sown last summer when gang member James Elvin Alston III, a 23-year-old father of three, was shot to death just before speaking at a gang truce meeting he helped organize at Southeast Raleigh’s Chavis Park.

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Beaufort Pirates Revenge tour provides high seas adventure for young and old alike

VIDEO: Sword fights, comedy, and the essential "Pirate's oath" are all a warm up for a battle on the high seas. Rogue Pirate Keggar wants all the treasure for himself but the crew of the Revenge has other ideas as they cruise the waters around the Beaufort Inlet.
Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
Beaufort Pirates Revenge tour provides high seas adventure for young and old alike 1:40

Beaufort Pirates Revenge tour provides high seas adventure for young and old alike

Best-Kept Secrets: For would-be seafarers 0:57

Best-Kept Secrets: For would-be seafarers

NC State coach Dave Doeren on the running game, tempo changes and options at QB 4:07

NC State coach Dave Doeren on the running game, tempo changes and options at QB

He was protecting an autistic patient - then he was shot 1:08

He was protecting an autistic patient - then he was shot