Rocky Mount police say a man conducting yard work on St. Paul Street dug up two grenades Thursday afternoon.
It happened around 2:00 p.m. at 422 St. Paul Street.
Area residents were evacuated from the immediate area as police waited on the arrival of the Fort Bragg Ordinance Division for the removal of the grenades.
Rocky Mount Police say the grenades did not pose a danger because they were practice grenades--similar to what is used in basic training, using a non-fused body with rubber pellets inside.
The Rocky Mount police say the inert grenades have been buried under the ground for several years and the home owner did not know they were there until he made the discovery Thursday.
Neighbors evacuated from their homes were allowed back after the grenades were taken by authorities.