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Fayetteville plans task force to address crime concerns

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -

City leaders in Fayetteville are beginning work on two task forces to address crime and economic development.

Council member Bill Crisp proposed the idea and council members discussed the formation of the task forces on Monday night.

Crisp said he believes the task forces are a two-pronged attack to improve some problems facing the Fayetteville community. He said he believes the task forces will work hand-in-hand.

Crisp said he believes the crime issue is something citizens have to get involved with – that police cannot handle the problem alone. He said he hopes crime watch leaders, college professors, economists and sociologist will participate in the task forces to create ideas.

City manager Ted Voorhees said he will work on creating a list of potential task force members and ideas for projects for them to tackle. He plans to report back to council on August 15.

Brandon Herring

Brandon is a North Carolina native and UNC alum who lives in Fayetteville, and covers Cumberland County and the Sandhills. Returning to North Carolina to work as a journalist is a dream come true for Brandon. More>>

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