Shelly Island

The newly formed Shelly Island off North Carolina's Outer Banks is now connected to land.
NASA Earth Observatory

A newly formed island off North Carolina's Outer Banks is now connected to land.

Two views of a military device that washed up on a new island that recently formed near Buxton, N.C.
Courtesy of Dare County Emergency Management

Updated Friday, July 14, 5:09 p.m.

Shelly Island is reopening to the public after authorities removed an item they suspected was an unexploded military device.