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Replacement Plan For NC License Plates Begins With New Year

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Millions of North Carolina motor vehicles will soon be getting a freshen-up when it comes to their license plates. Starting in 2021, any regular plate that’s at least seven years old on the vehicle’s registration renewal date will be replaced. Similarly aged specialty and vanity plates will be changed out starting in 2022. The schedule is designed to carry out a law creating a replacement mandate. Plates faded by time and the elements are difficult for police and machines to read. The replacement won't cost car and truck owners anything, and there's a method to let them keep their current plate number.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.