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
12:00 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

The Down East Journal (3/22/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to a local nonprofit on their efforts to open a shelter to help young boys victimized through sex trafficking.  The Greenville home would be the first of its kind in the country.  And, a fascinating look at 3D printers; how they work, and how they're being used at East Carolina University. 

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The Down East Journal
11:57 am
Wed March 13, 2013

The Down East Journal (03/15/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, local governments, schools and military bases are bracing for the impacts of sequestration.  We explore how the series of automatic cuts will impact eastern North Carolina.  Plus, we speak with a local chef who is in the running  for a top honor  in the food business.  Those stories and more, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.

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ENC Regional News
2:54 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Sinkhole in Havelock

Crews are on site today repairing a water main that caused a 20 foot wide sinkhole in Havelock. Jared Brumbaugh reports.

The incident occurred when a connection between an old water line and a newer pipe gave way around 7 pm last night.  The sudden release of water created a sinkhole  20 feet across and 15 feet deep near the bridge on Pineview Street and Joe’s Branch.  Public Information Coordinator with the city of Havelock Diane Miller says crews were at the site today pumping water from the problem area to initiate the repair.

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ENC Features
10:17 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Homeowners Insurance Rate Increases Announced

Public Radio East's Jared Brumbaugh speaks with North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin about the homeowners rate increases that will take affect July 1st.

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The Down East Journal
3:49 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

The Down East Journal (03/08/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk with Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin about the homeowners rate increases announced earlier this week. 





And, we explore the plight of the Greene County Animal Shelter.  Local animal advocates are rallying around the organization to prevent its closure.


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ENC Features
3:34 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Greene County Animal Shelter Struggling Amid Significant Budget Reductions

We explore the plight of the Greene County Animal Shelter.  Local animal advocates are rallying around the organization to prevent its closure.

Greene County is having financial problems this year that affect its local government as a whole. Interim county manager for Greene County, Richard Hicks, says they have a major deficit.

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ENC Features
12:00 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Hyde County Submitting Proposal for Drone Testing

Some say sparsley populated Hyde County is the perfect site to test unmanned aerial vehicles.   The county is in the process of submitting a proposal to be one of six FAA approved testing sites for drones.

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ENC Regional News
12:41 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Sequestration's Impact in ENC

At some point before Friday at midnight, the President is expected to order across-the-board budget cuts to save $1.2 trillion dollars over the next ten years.  Jared Brumbaugh spoke with Congressman G.K. Butterfield about how sequestration could impact eastern North Carolina.

“It appears it’s too late, that it’s definitely going to happen.”

If the sequestration goes forward, most of the effects could be felt in our area immediately.  Butterfield says military readiness and middle class families would be hit the hardest.

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ENC Regional News
12:32 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

5,000 Gallons Of Sewage Enters Creek in Jacksonville

5,000 gallons of wastewater has spilled into a creek in Jacksonville, following more than an inch and a half of rain on Tuesday.  The City’s Maintenance and Utilities Superintendent Pete Deaver was at the site Thursday afternoon testing the water.

“There is nothing else we can do.  The rain water helps it dilute the affluent that reaches the waters.  We have made some repairs to the man hole where the overflow occurred.”

The Down East Journal
2:48 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

The Down East Journal (03/01/13)

Hyde County, it’s sparsely populated and some say the perfect site to test unmanned aerial vehicles.  This week on the Down East Journal, Hyde County is under consideration to be one of six FAA approved testing sites for drones.  We get an update on the project this Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.  Catch the rebroadcast Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas at 88.5 WZNB New Bern, 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach-Beaufort, 90.3 WKNS Kinston- Goldsboro, and 88.1 in Greenville.

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ENC Features
8:34 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Revitalization of Five Points in Downtown New Bern

Plans are being set to revitalize a depressed area of downtown New Bern called Five Points.  The project would create local jobs, and attract new businesses to the area.

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ENC Features
8:24 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Free Screening of “Freedom Lost: Restoration" on February 27th

The new, documentary film “Freedom Lost: Restoration" explores an often forgotten piece of history about life for African Americans in New Bern and James City in the time surrounding the Civil War.  The free screening takes place at 6pm Wednesday, February 27th at Craven Community College's Orringer Auditorium.

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The Down East Journal
12:47 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

The Down East Journal (02/22/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, a Goldsboro development group tries a variation on the “flash mob” theme to try and boost the presence of downtown businesses.  And, plans are being set to revitalize a depressed area of downtown New Bern.  The project would create local jobs and attract new businesses.  More on the revitalization of Five Points, this week on the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.

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ENC Features
11:38 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Free AARP Tax Aide in ENC

From now until April 15th, AARP is offering a free tax preparation service for low to moderate income tax payers, especially those 60 and older.  The program is in locations across eastern North Carolina.

To find a tax aide location near you, click here: http://www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action

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ENC Features
11:23 am
Fri February 15, 2013

From Illiterate to Poet and Author

Imagine… advancing through school hiding the fact that you don’t know how to read.  Here's the inspiring story of Earl Mills, who read his first book at age 48, published two books of his own, and has a passion to support literacy in eastern North Carolina.

“...My heart has been enriched, my heart held at bay

When we’re together, in that special way

Help me to hear what your heart has to say

Not being selfish, wanting my way...”

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The Down East Journal
9:11 am
Tue February 12, 2013

The Down East Journal (02/15/13)

Imagine… advancing through school hiding the fact that you don’t know how to read.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with a New Bern man who read his first book at age 48, and has since published two books.  On this week’s program, he shares his passion to support literacy in eastern North Carolina.  Listen for the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.

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ENC Features
4:32 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Puppy Mills in ENC

A poodle rescued from a North Carolina puppy mill.
Credit Photo by Frank Loftus / The Humane Society of the United States

A bill will likely be introduced in the next couple weeks that will impose regulations on commercial dog breeders that sell directly to the public. The bill is part of a growing effort to put a stop to puppy mills in North Carolina. Groups, such as the American Kennel Club, and the North Carolina Federation of Dog Owners believe the legislation may affect responsible dog owners in a negative way.

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ENC Features
4:19 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Ferry Tolls Will Take Effect July 1st

We explain the new ferry tolls, which are set to go into effect this summer.

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ENC Features
4:12 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Cabinet Maker Thomas Day: Black History Month Series

We continue our Black History Month series with a profile of cabinet maker Thomas Day who owned the largest furniture business in North Carolina during the height of slavery.

As part of our Black History Month series, we hear about the life of the successful cabinet maker Thomas Day.  He was much more than just a cabinet maker.  He also handcrafted ornate, decorative pieces for the home and highly sought after furniture.  During the height of slavery, he owned the largest furniture making business in the state. Director of the Thomas Day Education Project Laurel Sneed.

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ENC Features
4:04 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

A Look at Tethered Aerostats

A private company in Elizabeth City is manufacturing a lighter than air technology called a tethered aerostat. They're being sold to governments and are the worlds only company devoted entirely to the production of these unique products. We recently toured the massive facility.

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