DOES BOONE HAVE A GANG PROBLEM?
"Tagging" -- graffiti -- is definitely on the rise, the marking with spray paint, on public and private surfaces, of gang insignias.
Both sheriff candidates last fall warned about the rise of gang activity in Watauga County. Like dreaded prophecy, these warnings seem to be coming true.
This is an open thread for anybody with evidence you're willing to share of a growing public safety problem.
(There's actually an entire website, the NC Gang Investigators Assoc., dedicated to this topic, and it only took about 10 minutes of browsing there for the hairs to lift on the back of our neck.)