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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ENC Features
2:39 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

The Town Of Turkey, NC

We speak with the mayor of Turkey, North Carolina about the small Sampson County town and how it got its name.

Turkey is the centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table, but did you know it’s also the name of a town in North Carolina?  If you look at it on a map, the outline of the town actually resembles the shape of a turkey.  But that’s not how it got its name.  Mayor of Turkey Leon Clifton says a rafter of wild turkeys moved into the area during colonial times.

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The Down East Journal
3:20 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

The Down East Journal (11/21/14)

We’re talking turkey on this week’s Down East Journal. We speak with the mayor of Turkey, North Carolina about the small Sampson County town and how it got its name.  And, a celebrated local chef shares a special holiday recipe for your Thanksgiving table.  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
10:55 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Fort Bragg Soldiers Deploy To West Africa

Fort Bragg troops were among 100 soldiers sent to West Africa for a humanitarian aid mission.  We speak with Fort Bragg spokesperson Ben Abel about how the unit will help efforts to stem Ebola and precautions in place to protect the public upon their arrival back home.

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ENC Features
10:51 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Suspicious Man Stopping Cars in Pitt County

Driving rural roads, alone at night, can leave motorists in a vulnerable position.  Add to that scenario, an unidentified man repeatedly following those travelers, asking them to stop to inspect nonexistent damage.   Three  such incidents have happened over the last few weeks in eastern North Carolina.  Now Mikel Peterson has more on the man’s tactics and some practical tips that could keep you safe.

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The Down East Journal
3:40 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

The Down East Journal (11/14/14)

This week, Fort Bragg soldiers were among 100 troops sent to West Africa for a humanitarian aid mission.  On the Down East Journal, we speak with Fort Bragg spokesperson Ben Abel about how the unit will help efforts to stem Ebola and precautions in place to protect the public upon their arrival back home. 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
10:58 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Improvements Could Come To Port of Morehead City

Credit NC State Ports Authority

The  Governor recently announced plans to make the port in Morehead City more globally competitive by deepening the channel to 50 feet and developing underutilized properties, such as Radio Island. 

Improvements could be coming to the state ports in Wilmington and Morehead City.  Governor Pat McCrory recently announced a 25 year vision for infrastructure investment that would deepen the Beaufort Inlet and develop underutilized properties, in an effort to make the state more globally competitive.  However, no money has been allocated for these projects. 

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ENC Features
10:44 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Greenville Non-Profit Feeding Our Four-Legged Friends

Credit http://www.petfoodpantryenc.org/

With the holidays just around the corner, non-profits like the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina are ramping up efforts to make sure that no one goes hungry this season. However, another local organization is making sure that our four-legged friends don’t go without food either. The Pet Food Pantry of Eastern North Carolina is like a food bank for pets and is based in Greenville. The Pet Food Pantry is an all-volunteer 501 (C)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free pet food through donations to families facing financial hardship in Pitt County and surrounding areas.

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The Down East Journal
9:17 am
Wed November 5, 2014

The Down East Journal (11/07/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we hear about the Governor’s plans to make the port in Morehead City more globally competitive by deepening the channel to 50 feet and developing underutilized properties, such as Radio Island.  And, the Triangle’s Red Clay Ramblers have a new CD that takes the band into the world of dance. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas. 

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ENC Features
9:53 am
Mon November 3, 2014

NC Art Museum Features Small Scale Paintings

Credit North Carolina Museum of Art

"Small Treasures" is a new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, the first major exhibition to focus on small scale paintings from the Dutch and Flemish Golden Age of art.  Mac McKee speaks with curator of northern European art and specialist in 17th century Dutch and Flemish art Dennis Weller about the exhibit which includes 66 paintings by old masters, such as Rembrandt, Hals, and Vermeer.

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The Down East Journal
9:41 am
Mon November 3, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/31/14)

This week on the Down East Journal, we visit a tarheel based theme park to witness new construction of what will be one of the tallest and fastest rollercoasters in the world.  We also spotlight the New River Player's local production of Dracula, and details on the current exhibit of small scale Dutch and Flemish paintings at the North Carolina Museum of Art. 

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ENC Features
12:00 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Coastal Scientist Finds Large Shark Populations Are Taking A Dive

Tiger shark caught in 2008

The population of large sharks have dropped significantly since the 1980s, posing a serious concern for fisheries and ecosystem management.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak to Coastal Scientist Dr. Joel Fodrie about his award winning research and the impact the decline of large sharks is having off the coast of North Carolina.  

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The Down East Journal
11:32 am
Wed October 22, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/24/14)

The population of large sharks have dropped significantly since the 1980s, posing a serious concern for fisheries and ecosystem management.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak to Coastal Scientist Dr. Joel Fodrie about his award winning research and the impact the decline of large sharks is having off the coast of North Carolina.  And, the Twin River Quilters Guild is holding their BEE BY THE RIVER quilt show in New Bern next weekend.  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
12:08 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

IED Training At Camp Lejeune

Marines from across the country come to Camp Lejeune, one of only three sites in the nation, to receive counter improvised explosive device training.  This week on the Down East Journal, we take a trip to the Holly Ridge facility where 18 Georgia Liaison Team troops are preparing for deployment.

This story contains sounds from military training exercise and may be upsetting to some listeners.

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ENC Features
12:00 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Ghostwalk in Downtown New Bern

Public Radio East's Mac McKee speaks with Executive Director of the New Bern Historical Society Lynn Harakal about the 24th Annual Ghost Walk which takes place October 23-25.

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The Down East Journal
2:59 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/18/14)

Marines from across the country come to Camp Lejeune, one of only three sites in the nation, to receive counter improvised explosive device training.  This week on the Down East Journal, we take a trip to the Holly Ridge facility where 18 Georgia Liaison Team troops are preparing for deployment.  That story on the next 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
10:14 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Crab Trap Cleanup Planned For NC Coast

Credit Chris Hannant Photography

The fishing industry is being asked to help collect abandoned fishing gear from Currituck Sound to south of Oregon Inlet. 

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ENC Features
10:05 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Changes Coming In Severe Weather Forecasting

severe weather outlook map
Credit NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center

Meteorologist are changing the way they issue forecasts in an effort to better inform the public when tornados, hail and high winds threaten an area.

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The Down East Journal
10:57 am
Wed October 8, 2014

The Down East Journal (10/10/14)

The fishing industry is being asked to help collect abandoned fishing gear from Currituck Sound to Oregon Inlet.  This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the cleanup project.  And, hazardous waste collection events are planned in New Bern and Bayboro this Saturday.  Details on the next 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
9:43 am
Mon October 6, 2014

History of Rice Plantations In ENC

Planting Rice at Orton Plantation 1890
Credit State Archives of North Carolina

For two hundred years, rice was grown on large plantations in eastern North Carolina.  We get the backstory on this lucrative crop and we hear from a farmer who’s continuing the tradition in Chatham County.

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ENC Features
9:24 am
Mon October 6, 2014

New Museum Opens In Currituck County

Credit http://www.historicjarvisburgcoloredschool.com/

A small schoolhouse for African American children reopened September 27th as a museum showcasing photos of teachers and students, a teacher's desk, a chalkboard and a bookcase that served as the library. Mac McKee speaks with Vice President for the Historic Jarvisburg Colored School Association Vivian Simpson to get an idea on what life was life for students prior to desegregation.

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