Ashlyn DeLoughy

Ashlyn DeLoughy is a rising senior at Elon University, where she is pursuing a B.F.A in Dance Performance & Choreography as well as a B.A in Broadcast Journalism. She is excited to be joining the Public Radio East news team this summer.


The Delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading across the state and now Pitt County is at high risk for unvaccinated individuals. Ashlyn DeLoughy has more.

CPL Architectural Engineering Planning

A public meeting was held on July 29th about the rebuilding and relocation of New Bern’s Stanley White Recreation Center.  PRE's Ashlyn DeLoughy has more on the project.


Disposable face masks have protected millions of people from the COVID-19 pandemic. Once used, they are often abandoned in trash cans or left on sidewalks. But soon these masks might have a new purpose in road construction. Ashlyn DeLoughy has the details.

Jared Brumbaugh

It has been over a decade since the Center for Biological Diversity first petitioned the federal government to add the Carolina Madtom and the Neuse River Waterdog to the endangered species list. Effective today, both species are now federally protected. Ashlyn DeLoughy has this report.

NWS Newport

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down over a small farm in Duplin County last Wednesday. Ashlyn DeLoughy has the details.

Megan May/UNC Research

Until this week, Eastern North Carolina has gone months without a significant amount of rainfall.  In fact, 55 counties across the region are currently experiencing drought conditions for the first time in over a year. But one of the major waterways in the East - the Neuse River - might just be benefitting from the dry season. Ashlyn DeLoughy has the details.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gomez

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune will hold a change of command ceremony at Goettge Memorial Field House on Friday  at 3 p.m. P-R-E’s Ashlyn DeLoughy has more.