Jared Brumbaugh

Jared Brumbaugh is the News Coordinator for Public Radio East, covering health and the environment.  His news spots and feature stories can be heard during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  Jared is the recipient of five North Carolina Associated Press Awards for "Best Feature," "General News," "Best Health Report," "Best Weather Report," and "Best Consumer Report." When not at the station, he enjoys hiking, traveling and honing his culinary skills.

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NC Coastal Federation

Nearly $2 million dollars in state and federal funding will bolster oyster habitat at the mouth of the Neuse River.   

UNC Institute of Marine Sciences

An experimental model is forecasting significantly low dissolved oxygen levels in the Neuse River Estuary, which could trigger algal blooms and fish kills.  


ECU News Services

East Carolina University researchers are conducting a survey to assess community health needs in Pitt and Onslow counties.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

Mary Lide Parker/ UNC Research

One of the longest running shark surveys in the world is taking place off the coast of North Carolina.  For the past 45 years, researchers at the University of North Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences have been catching and tagging a variety of shark species in an effort to determine the health of the ocean and measure changes in shark populations.

NC Coastal Federation

A new pervious parking lot at Swansboro Town Hall is designed to absorb rainwater, reducing the amount of stormwater that ends up in nearby waterbodies.  

NCDEQ

The State Division of Water Resources is urging people in the northeastern part of the state to avoid contact with bright green or blue colored water in the Chowan River. 

East Carolina University

Researchers at East Carolina University are interested in identifying the genes that enable Lyme disease causing bacteria to move from host to host.  Their findings could eventually lead to the development of an antimicrobial medication for the disease.

Kathy Wilson

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking public assistance in reporting observations of wild turkeys this summer.  


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NCDOT

The State Department of Transportation announced Thursday that a new intermodal transportation facility is coming to Edgecombe County.  The project could create more than 1,300 jobs in the region. 

Jared Brumbaugh

Three new application centers are opening in Eastern North Carolina on Thursday to help people whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew. 

NCDOT

The State Department of Transportation along with several Pitt County municipalities held another public meeting Monday evening on the Southwest Bypass project.  


NCDOT

A new passenger ferry that will provide service between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands is in the final stages of construction. 

State Emergency Management last week announced more than $8.5 million in mitigation grants to help homeowners recover from Hurricane Matthew.

Seymour Johnson AFB Public Affairs

A new medical clinic opened Friday at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro.  The Thomas Koritz Clinic will feature 24 clinics including flight medicine, family health, pediatrics, women’s health and pharmacy for active duty and retired military members and their families.  The new clinic is named in memory of a flight surgeon who was killed during a bombing mission during operation desert storm.  Construction of the clinic began in August 2014 and cost about $55 million to construct.

Creative Commons

Governor Roy Cooper along with several Atlantic Coast governors are opposed to a bill that would require states to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to block offshore drilling from happening off their coasts. 

NC Emergency Services

More than a dozen gauges that warn residents and communities in the event of dangerous flood conditions will soon be installed along several local waterways.  

 


Camp Don Lee

East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine is hosting a summer camp for children with chronic illnesses and those who lost siblings.  

NC Public Health

Tobacco use among North Carolina teens continues to rise, according to the statewide 2017 Youth Tobacco Survey released last week.  

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

The synthetic opioid fentanyl is responsible for twice as many deaths in North Carolina than heroin, according to a report from the State Chief Medical Examiner Office. 


Creative Commons

Park officials at Cape Hatteras National Seashore say two more people have died while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean.  That's the third death in the past week. 


Creative Commons

Researchers are developing a nasal spray formulation of esketamine, part of the ketamine molecule, that can rapidly treat depression and suicidal thoughts. 

June 1st marks the official start of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.  


J. McCord / UNC-CSI

Local anglers and divers are needed for a new citizen-scientists project to collect information for shark research and conservation.  


NCDOT

Transportation officials will hold public meetings around the state next month to get feedback on the State Transportation Improvement Plan.  


NOAA Fisheries Harvesting Systems Unit

The North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission voted Thursday to change the way large vessels trawl for shrimp in the Pamlico Sound. 

Allie Stewart, USFWS

State and Federal agencies are seeking public input on how to restore North Carolina’s largest natural lake.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.


NAVFAC

The Navy has decided to extend the testing window to determine if drinking water supplies have been affected by past Navy fire-fighting operations in Down East Carteret County.    

Creative Commons

Hospitals across the United States are dealing with another kind of opioid crisis - limited access to injectable opioids.  As a result, some hospitals and physicians have had to switch to using higher cost alternatives and in some cases delaying or canceling surgeries.  Jared Brumbaugh reports on how hospitals in eastern North Carolina are affected by the nationwide shortage.

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The next phase of a bridge replacement project in Beaufort will open April 28th.  The new Turner Street bridge will provide access from the Gallants Channel high rise directly into downtown Beaufort.  Construction started in 2015.  Despite numerous delays, Mayor Rett Newton says he’s glad the project is complete.

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