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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington fire and police departments responded Monday afternoon to 43rd Street near Wrightsville Avenue.

Around 1:30 p.m., firefighters were called to a report that a cannonball had been found.

The father of the homeowner was tearing down an old shed in the backyard when he found the cannonball.

The Wilmington Police Department’s Bomb Squad was then called in to safely remove the cannonball.

Police would not allow WWAY to see the actual cannonball, but authorities at the scene said it is possible that the cannonball is from the Civil War era.

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5 Comments on "Cannonball found in building wall"

2015 years 8 months ago

firing into a building – thank God no one was hurt. Drug test the residents because it must be drug related !! Gotta be gang related too.

Oh wait, it’s Wrightsville Beach and Civil war era thugs…..:-)


2015 years 8 months ago

Wrightsville Avenue, Vog46, not Wrightsville Beach.

2015 years 8 months ago

No pictures? I’m quite sure that WPD photographed it and everything around it. Did anyone from WWAY ask for copies?

2015 years 8 months ago

Are you kidding me? The WPD would not let them see the cannonball? What is the logic behind this?

2015 years 8 months ago

So they can take it to Vegas and try to sell it to the Pawn Stars guys..


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