In New Hanover County, deputies were called out to OmniSource, a metal recycling plant on Highway 421 around 11:00 this morning. Sheriff's Office spokesman Jerry Brewer said an employee found a military ordnance in the metal they were sorting.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have found explosive devices in a home where a man's body was found.
A statement from police said the body of 65-year-old Alva Richard Brewer was found in the house on the city's south side after a call to police on Monday.
This time, there appears to be an explanation for a boom that rattled downtown Wilmington and Leland this morning.
No, it was not the mysterious Seneca guns phenomenon that often causes unexplained shaking around the region.
Wilmington Police and ATF officers arrested Erik Rudolph Arnebold after an investigation into drugs turned up 24 explosive devices.
Detectives say 23 of them were hidden down in a trap door under the house at 4705 Patrick Ave. in Wilmington.
A federal indictment was handed down last month in connection with the discovery of pipe bombs in a Wilmington storage unit in February. Istvan "Steve" Merchanthaler, 43, is charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, unlawful possession of ammunition and possession of a non-registered firearm.
Motorists on Interstate 85 in North Carolina are forced to detour, and homes and a school are evacuated after a tractor-trailer carrying explosives overturned.
The North Carolina Transportation Department says the Monday morning crash in Archdale near High Point is expected to keep I-85 closed in both directions until Monday evening.