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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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Destination Dix festival

Ferris wheel view midday Saturday, July 23, 2016 of the first annual Destination Dix community festival at Dorothea Dix
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Destination Dix festival 0:32

Destination Dix festival

2-minute drill with Franklinton's Josiah Trotter 1:32

2-minute drill with Franklinton's Josiah Trotter

Austin police arrest black teacher, tell her African-Americans have 'violent tendencies' 6:06

Austin police arrest black teacher, tell her African-Americans have 'violent tendencies'

Lacy Elementary summer Bookmobile 1:03

Lacy Elementary summer Bookmobile