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Dynamite found on Henderson property

Posted March 9, 2010
Updated March 10, 2010

— Vance County deputies were called Tuesday to a Henderson home after someone found a stash of dynamite.

The home on Ellington Road, near Warrenton Road, is for sale, and a prospective buyer called the sheriff’s office after finding what looked like a box of dynamite. The box was discovered between the garage and a storage shed.

Vance County Sheriff Peter White said the box contained about 30 sticks of dynamite, and a bomb squad from Durham was brought in to detonate the box. They burned the box, because they could not move it, according to authorities.

No one was injured.

White said the dynamite was likely inside the shed for a long time and was moved outside by someone cleaning out the shed. The property is owned by a former building contractor and has been vacant for two years, he said.

No charges will be filed in the case, he said.


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  • YA RECKON Mar 10, 2010

    Reminds me of the Little Rascals short where they play volunteer firemen for the day, there's a fire at a local barn and when they arrive to put out the fire Stymie starts by throwing kegs of black powder out the window, timeless classics.

  • The Oracle Mar 10, 2010

    How else are you gonna blow up a beaver dam ?

  • Rockermom Mar 10, 2010

    hereandnow, thanks for the chuckle. Now can you come get the coffee off my keyboard please?

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Mar 10, 2010

    The name on the mailbox was "Coyote, Wile E."

  • dvdcts Mar 10, 2010

    If it was a rural property chances are it was a farmers. They used to buy it to blow rocks and stumps out of their fields. Not that uncommon!!! My grandpa had a footlooker full of it years ago.