Just before 4:00 PM Monday afternoon the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office received calls from an unknown person claiming there was a bomb in the building, according to a news release.
The caller first called the administrative support staff and later called the clerk's office. The courthouse was evacuated and searched top to bottom and around the perimeter but no explosive was found. All of the staff, including commissioners and visitors to the courthouse, were allowed to return to the courthouse.
"We are now working with Centurylink to determine the origin of the calls," says Sheriff Chris Hill. "If the caller is identified, they will be charged with the felony of making a false report of incendiary devices."
The Sheriff is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone who provides credible and accurate information as to the caller's identity.
Authorities are expected to release the results of autopsies on the two bodies recovered from the fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and his friend.
"Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was killed by injuries from both the impact and subsequent fire when the Porsche his friend was driving smashed into a light pole and tree, according to an autopsy released Wednesday.