NC Goodwill Centers No Longer Interesting; They’re Scary

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On Monday, I wrote a post entitled: NC Goodwill Centers Getting Interesting.

I take that back.  Another grenade has been found at a local Goodwill Center, this time right here in Winston-Salem:

WINSTON-SALEM — A customer at the Goodwill store on Peters Creek Parkway tried to purchase a grenade found on a shelf Wednesday morning, prompting the evacuation of the store while bomb squad members removed it, Winston-Salem police said.

Police said Goodwill officials didn't know if the item had been donated. A clerk at the store was concerned by the appearance of the grenade and called police.

Bomb squad members are working to determine if the grenade contained explosives.

A training grenade was discovered Monday in some clothing donated to a Goodwill location in Madison.

"Military ordnance of any kind should not be donated to charity stores," a news release from Winston-Salem police read. "Members of the public that locate military ordnance or need ordnance or ammunition destroyed should contact their local law enforcement agency. Any suspected military ordnance should not be handled."