Jared Brumbaugh

Jared Brumbaugh joined the PRE staff in May of 2006.  He currently the  full time reporter and  producer for Down East Journal.  His news spots and feature stories can also be heard during Morning Edition.   

A New Bern native, Jared graduated from Craven Community College with an Electronics Engineering degree.  When not at the station, he enjoys playing drums, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, and hockey.  

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The Down East Journal
11:12 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The Down East Journal (07/25/14)

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is allowing offshore energy exploration to take place along the East Coast, using controversial seismic air guns to find gas and oil deposits.  This week on the Down East Journal, a feature about the surveys and the safeguards in place to mitigate impacts to marine life.  And, sought after background vocalist Lisa Fischer talks with us about her career and her Saturday night performance at the North Carolina Museum of Art.  The Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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ENC Features
12:00 pm
Sat July 19, 2014

Study Explores Economic Potiental for Highway 70

N.C. 44, the first section of the future U.S. 70 Goldsboro Bypass, now open to traffic north of Goldsboro from I-795 to Wayne Memorial Drive.
Credit North Carolina Department of Transportation

A recently released study found that upgrading highway 70 could bring economic prosperity to eastern North Carolina. 

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ENC Regional News
2:02 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Mining and Energy Commission Holding Fracking Hearings

North Carolina’s Mining and Energy Commission will accept public comments on its proposed oil and gas development regulations. Lee Jenkins reports.

The regulations were drafted in response to the Energy Modernization Act, which legalized fracking. The Commission is currently allowing citizens to offer suggestions and feedback to the proposed rules via written and oral comments. While the commission will examine all comments, it will more heavily consider suggestions with a strong factual basis. Commissioner Jim Womack:

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ENC Regional News
1:57 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

City of Washington Recieves Grant for Historic District

The City of Washington will soon resurvey its Historic District using grant money from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund.  The grant amounts to 11,000 dollars, and the District is one of the largest of its kind in the state. According to Washington’s Community Development Planner Jennifer Brenan, the survey may take up to a year to complete.

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The Down East Journal
1:32 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

The Down East Journal (07/18/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about how upgrading highway 70 could bring economic prosperity to eastern North Carolina.  And, everything you need to know about the new CD “Traditional Duets” by Raleigh’s Lynda Dawson and Greenville’s Pattie Hopkins can be found in its title.  Hear the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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ENC Regional News
1:20 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Morehead City Hosts Coastal Plain All-Star Game

The Coastal Plain Baseball League is holding its All-Star game tonight, and Governor Pat McCrory plans to attend. Lee Jenkins Reports.

The game starts at seven in Big Rock Stadium. The top players from all of the league’s teams will be participating. Morehead City city manager David Whitlow states that, while he’s unsure as to why Governor McCrory’s attending, he’s certainly glad to have him at the game.

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ENC Features
12:30 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Winner Of The Down East Journal Theme Announced

Credit Cliff Hollis, ECU News Services

The Down East Journal has a new theme song composed by ECU grad Joshua Tomlinson.  He recently finished up his masters degree in music theory and composition.  Now he's enjoying his summer break and preparing to start a doctoral program at the University of Oklahoma.  We caught up with Tomlinson this week to tell him the good news.

Thank you to all of the student composers who submitted ideas for the contest:

Isaac Ward


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ENC Features
11:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

The Outliers Opened Pamlico Opry Series at Turnage Theater

Credit www.theoutliersband.com

Public Radio East is a media sponsor for the Pamlico Opry summer series.  It starts this weekend at the Turnage Theater and is sponsored by the Beaufort County Arts Council and the Beaufort County Traditional Music Association.  Kicking off the series is Raleigh based bluegrass/americana band "The Outliers" this Saturday at 8pm.  Mac McKee speaks with band member Julie Brown about her beginnings in music and her career with The Outliers.

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ENC Features
10:54 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Pirate Invasion in Bath

Bath is celebrating its pirate heritage this weekend with its “There Be Pirates in the Port” event, featuring a historical re-enactment of the report of Blackbeard’s death and two lectures examining the life of Blackbeard and other pirates. 

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The Down East Journal
9:06 am
Thu July 10, 2014

The Down East Journal (07/11/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, a living history program in Bath explores the infamous pirate Blackbeard and his ties to the town.  Plus, music and conversation with a member of the North Carolina based bluegrass/Americana band “The Outliers” ahead of their weekend performance at Turnage Theater. And, we debut the new Down East Journal theme and talk to its creator.  Listen for the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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ENC Features
2:37 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Second Helping Program in Emerald Isle

Credit Second Helping - Holden Beach http://www.secondhelping.us/

When vacationers leave the beach, they often end up throwing away unused food.  But a program that started last month called Second Helping collects unwanted food and donates it to local food pantries. 

It’s peak time for vacation season at the beach. And now a new program is collecting leftover food from vacationers as they exit the Crystal Coast. Mikel Peterson has more.

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ENC Features
10:04 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Red Wolf Recovery Program Under Review

Endangered Red Wolf at the North Carolina Zoo
Credit Jared Brumbaugh

A program that saved the red wolf from extinction could come to an end.  This week, we talk to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official about the experimental Red Wolf Recovery Program and the review that will determine its effectiveness.

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The Down East Journal
3:09 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

The Down East Journal (07/04/14)

  A program that saved the red wolf from extinction could come to an end.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official about the experimental Red Wolf Recovery Program and the review that will determine its effectiveness.  And, the summer concert series “Swanfest” continues at the coast this Sunday with a special Independence Day weekend offering.  Listen for the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations, and Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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ENC Features
10:03 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Solar Project Planned in ENC

Credit Duke Energy Renewables

The largest solar farm east of the Mississippi will break ground soon in northeastern North Carolina.  We explore the Capital Partners Solar Project, which will provide power to universities in Washington DC.

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The Down East Journal
12:30 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

The Down East Journal (06/27/14)

 The largest solar farm east of the Mississippi will break ground soon in northeastern North Carolina.  This week on the Down East Journal, we explore the Capital Partners Solar Project, which will provide power to universities in Washington DC.  And, the statewide Juneteenth tour, showcasing North Carolina’s copy of the 13th amendment takes place at Tryon Palace this Saturday.  Those stories and more, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And, Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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ENC Features
10:26 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Coal Ash Ponds in Eastern North Carolina

Coal ash ponds are making headlines in North Carolina, and the news isn’t good. Lee Jenkins has more on new proposed legislation and the state of coal ash pits in the eastern part of the state.

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ENC Features
10:15 am
Mon June 23, 2014

ECU Student Composers Create New DEJ Theme Music

Credit Cliff Hollis, ECU News Services

Public Radio East collaborates with students at East Carolina University’s School of Music to change the way Down East Journal sounds.

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ENC Features
12:01 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Vote for Your Favorite Down East Journal Theme Song

Credit Jared Brumbaugh

Help Public Radio East pick the new theme song for Down East Journal.  Please choose your favorite from the following three finalists.  All selections  were composed by students  in East Carolina University's Department of Theory, Composition and Musicology.   The project started last Fall and wrapped up before students left for summer break. 

Listen to all three selections. Each are numbered 1 through 3.  Choose your favorite and email the corresponding number to Public Radio East by clicking here.  Thank you for your participation.  All emails must be received by July 10, 2014. The winning theme will be debuted on Down East Journal on July 11, 2014.

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The Down East Journal
12:01 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

The Down East Journal (06/20/14)

  This week, Public Radio East collaborates with students at East Carolina University’s School of Music to change the way Down East Journal sounds.  More on that story, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And, Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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The Down East Journal
1:01 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

The Down East Journal (06/13/14)

This week, the 56th Annual Big Rock Tournament is in full swing in Morehead City.  On the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about how the event got started and how it “reels” in both tourism dollars and money for local charities.  And, D.E.J. spotlights an eastern North Carolina organization introducing young people to theater arts. The Down East Journal, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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