KHS Viking Press: Mayor Calls Town Hall Meeting on Gang Violence

Posted on 12 December 2010
By Brianna Rhodes
Staff Writer

Mayor B.J. Murphy at gang forum Kinston Mayor B.J. Murphy (right) speaks during a town hall style meeting at The Gate Community Center in November. The meeting was called to discuss solutions to violent crime and the presence of gangs in Kinston. (James Whitner/Staff photo)

Mayor BJ Murphy summarized the overall message of the meeting.

“We want the young people to succeed and come back home, but our community has to do a better job of coming together,” he said, adding that he hopes there will be many more such meetings in the future.

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