WILMINGTON, NC - (WECT) – A local community watch group held a meet and greet cookout Saturday afternoon.
Residents of the 700 block of South 7th Street gathered at a lot on the corner of 7th and Queen Streets to discuss community watch efforts in their neighborhood.
Community watch organizers urged residents to get involved with the watch efforts.
They said they have noticed a recent rise in neighborhood break-ins and prostitution that has caused them concern.
Anthony Johnson, one resident at the cookout, said he likes the idea of the community organizing efforts like the watch group.
"These kinds of things let us know who's in your neighborhood overnight- who is on a norm passing through- what's their purpose for being there? All these things come to light," said Johnson.
The group's next meeting will be held on October 16 at the MLK Center in Wilmington.
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