North Charleston holding anti-crime rally tonight

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On Tuesday, August 4, nine rallies will be held in North Charleston to help reduce crime.

Read more stories on this subject in our crime topic page.The events are part of the 26th Annual National Night Out, an event designed to raise awareness of crime and generate support for the anti-crime movement. 

Here's details, from the North Charleston blog:


At 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 4th, Mayor Keith Summey, along with Police Chief Jon Zumalt and Housing Authority Executive Director George Saldana, will join residents of the Horizon Village community to kick off a neighborhood cookout and crime prevention walk. 

Similar events will occur simultaneously in neighborhoods throughout the city to include: Forest Hills I, Wando Woods, Midland Park/Stall Road Corridor, Charleston Farms, Olde North Charleston, Cameron Terrace, Oak Preserve, Union Heights and Accabee. Citizens are asked to turn on their porch lights as a sign of unity and to let the criminals know that the City of North Charleston is organized and fighting back. 

Horizon Village: Mayor Summey, along with Chief Jon Zumalt and Housing Authority Executive Director George Saldana, will kick off the event at 6:00 pm. Residents will take part in a neighborhood walk and cookout . Back to School activities will also take place. The event will take place at the Activity Center, 3800 Spruill Avenue. 

Forest Hills: Residents of Forest Hills I will meet at 6:30 pm at Foxwood Drive and Dorchester Road (beside the Lil Cricket) then walk through the neighborhood with banners and hand held signs accompanied by police and fire vehicles and others. 

Cameron Terrace, Oak Preserve, Charleston Farms, and Oakdale: Residents will host a cookout in front of the School of the Arts beginning at 6:00 pm. Seacoast Church will be providing assistance. 

Wando Woods: Residents will participate in a community flashlight walk beginning at 6:30 pm. 

Midland Park/Stall Road Corridor: These two communities will come together beginning at 7:00 pm at New Covenant Church on Stall Road. A cookout is scheduled to be followed by a community meeting. 

Accabee: Residents will host a picnic at the community center starting at 6:00 pm. 

Union Heights: At 6:00 pm residents will host a walk through the community followed by meeting at the Gethsemane community center. 

The Lakes at Northwoods: Residents will meet at the pool area on Brookforest at Lake Marion Drive at 8:00 pm for a flashlight walk through the community. 

Olde North Charleston: Residents of Olde North Charleston Neighborhood Council will meet at 4722 O’Hear Avenue to celebrate National Night Out! Refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm followed by a walk down O’Hear to Oakwood, Glenshaw, Bexley and Buist Avenues. 

You can hop over to the city's blog for a few more details.


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