• Possible military device discovered on newly formed NC island


    DARE COUNTY, N.C. - A Navy crew is headed to a newly formed island off the coast of North Carolina to determine if an object found there is a military device.

    [PAST COVERAGE: Officials warn of dangers accessing new island off Cape Hatteras]

    The sandbar, known as Shelly Island, formed off Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks.

    Dare County Emergency Management

    (Photo from Dare County Emergency Management)

    The object found on Shelly Island is heavily encrusted with marine growth, according to Channel 9’s TV partner WTVD.

    The Dare County Emergency Management blocked access to the new island while a military bomb disposal team investigates the object. 

    Read more top trending stories on wsoctv.com:

    Next Up:

  • Headline Goes Here

    Possible military device discovered on newly formed NC island

  • Headline Goes Here

    Nonprofit organization working with local businesses to spot human traffickers

  • Headline Goes Here

    Local students to join thousands across US in 'March for Our Lives'

  • Headline Goes Here

    FORECAST: Weekend storm system to bring snow to mountains, rain in Charlotte

  • Headline Goes Here

    Protesters delay start of NBA game over fatal shooting by Sacramento police