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Jacksonville's Freedom Fountain vandalized overnight

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The City of Jacksonville says the Freedom Fountain is working again after a soapy substance was added to the water Tuesday night causing it to foam.  On Wednesday morning, city crews were at the site cleaning the fountain and assessing the damage. Lisa Miller, Jacksonville's media services manager, told PRE that the city estimates the cost of the clean up to be between $500 and $1000. The city is working with police department to access security footage to determine who is responsible for the vandalism. The Freedom Fountain on New Bridge St. was dedicated in 2012, and honors all who pass through Onslow County in service to their country.

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.