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Federal grant helps fight crime, drugs in Lumberton

Lumberton, NC -

LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) - More than $157,000 in federal grants have been approved to help fight crime in Lumberton, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre announced Wednesday.

McIntyre said in a press release the money will be used to focus on targeted areas of Lumberton that face violent crime, drug and gang activity.

"We must attack crime and violent behavior at every street corner and every neighborhood," McIntyre noted. "These federal funds will help the City of Lumberton do just that, and it is good to see our taxpayer dollars at work."

Lumberton was approved as a Weed and Seed Community effective Oct. 1, 2007.  It is the fourth award to implement it strategy.  More than $78,000 of the funds will go to weeding activities and $78,500 will go to seeding activities.

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