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Is there a curfew for youths in the county or city?

Ken Little

The idea of curfews for young people is periodically raised by citizens in communities across the Cape Fear region — and nation, for that matter. But at least in Wilmington and New Hanover County, no such curfews exist.

“There is no curfew on the books in the city. Obviously, if there is a case where they see a young person on the street and they believe it is a case of abuse or neglect, it should be reported,” says Wilmington police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett.

Deputy Charles Smith, spokesman for the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, says no youth curfew exists in unincorporated areas of the county.

The issue has come up at least once in the five years Ralph Evangelous has been chief of the Wilmington Police Department.

“He has always said if there’s broad-based community support for it, it is something he would support,” Crockett says.

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