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
9:14 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Bypass Project in Jones County Starts in 2015

Credit North Carolina Department of Transportation

The long awaited widening of Highway 17 and bypass project around Pollocksville and Maysville is finally getting off the ground.  We’ll talk about the plan and how it will impact these small eastern North Carolina communities.  

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ENC Features
9:14 am
Mon December 16, 2013

SWEET TREATS - Yule Log

We continue our “Sweet Treat” series with a holiday favorite, the Yule Log.

  Yule Log

Recipe Courtesy of White Oak River Bistro

Prep Time:

2 hr 10 min

Ingredients

sponge cake:

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 tablespoon butter for pan
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

Sponge cake:

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ENC Regional News
3:19 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

$7 Million Grant To Restore Forestland From Carolinas To Texas

More than $7 million dollars in grant money will be used to restore and maintain forestlands in eight southeastern states from the Carolinas to Texas.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

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ENC Regional News
3:03 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Statewide Tie One On For Safety Campaign Is Underway

The start of the holiday season is days away but the “Tie One On For Safety” Campaign is already underway across the state.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

In a recent survey, Mothers Against Drunk Driving found that 73 percent of adults 21 years of age or older have known someone who’s tried to operate a vehicle after drinking too much. In an effort to reduce the amount of drunk driving fatalities, the group is encouraging people to attach a “Tie One On For Safety” red ribbon to their vehicle’s antenna.  MADD State Executive Director LaRhoda Scott.

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The Down East Journal
3:08 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

The Down East Journal (12/13/13)

  The long awaited widening of Highway 17 and bypass project around Pollocksville and Maysville is finally getting off the ground.  This week on the Down East Journal, we’ll talk about the plan and how it will impact these small eastern North Carolina communities.  And, we continue our “Sweet Treat” series with a holiday favorite, the Yule Log.   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 Regional News
1:48 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Highway 17 Bypass Projects in Jones County Set for 2015

It may still be years away, but a long-awaited road work in Jones County finally gets the green light to move forward.  Jared Brumbaugh has more.

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ENC Features
11:16 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Work is Underway to Repair the Bonner Bridge

Credit North Carolina Department of Transportation

Crews have begun to repair the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge after it closed Monday due to safety concerns.  In the meantime, emergency ferry routes have been activated to transport motorists across Oregon Inlet.  

Commuting for the 4,000 residents of Hatteras Island has been a headache.  Use of the Bonner Bridge, the only highway connection to the mainland for locals, was shut down on Monday due to safety concerns.  Melissa Herman has lived on Hatteras Island for 30 years.  She works at Blue Pelican Gallery and she says since the bridge closed, business has been very slow.

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ENC Features
11:14 am
Fri December 6, 2013

SWEET TREATS - Pull Mints

This week, we explain how to make a traditional southern holiday favorite Pull Mints during our three week series “Sweet Treats.”

Pull Mints

Recipe submitted by Linda Boyer

You need: Cold marble on which to pour hot candy

1 stick of butter

Green or red food coloring if desired

In a bowl stir to dissolve: 2 generous cups of sugar

¾ cup of tap water

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The Down East Journal
11:58 am
Thu December 5, 2013

The Down East Journal (12/06/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on the Bonner Bridge closure.  Efforts are underway to repair the span.  In the meantime, emergency ferry routes have been activated to transport motorists across Oregon Inlet.  And, we explain how to make a traditional southern holiday favorite Pull Mints during our three week series “Sweet Treats.”  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
11:56 am
Thu December 5, 2013

The Down East Journal (12/06/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, the latest on the Bonner Bridge closure.  Efforts are underway to repair the span.  In the meantime, emergency ferry routes have been activated to transport motorists across Oregon Inlet.  And, we explain how to make a traditional southern holiday favorite Pull Mints during our three week series “Sweet Treats.”  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
11:04 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Statewide Initiative Aimed At Improving Mental Health and Substance Abuse Crisis Services

We speak with the State Director of Mental Health Dave Richard about a new initiative that seeks to improve mental health and substance abuse crisis services in North Carolina.

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ENC Features
10:59 am
Mon December 2, 2013

Community Service Benefits Jones County Middle School and Trenton

 We catch up with a six member team of young adults helping education efforts in Jones County.

A team of young men and women from around the country are helping to make Jones County and the town of Trenton a stronger community by helping out around the town and in a local school. The group is part of a national government organization called AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps that engages young adults ages 18 to 24 years old in team-based community service projects throughout the US.  Mikaela Murillo is part of a six member team called Delta 4

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The Down East Journal
9:02 am
Wed November 27, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/29/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with the State Director of Mental Health Dave Richard about a new initiative that seeks to improve mental health and substance abuse crisis services in North Carolina.  And, we catch up with a six member team of young adults helping education efforts in Jones County.  Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations.  And Saturday at noon on News and Ideas.

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ENC Features
2:28 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving Tips from Chef Vivian Howard

Conversation with local restaurateur Vivian Howard about her favorite Thanksgiving dishes, tips for less stress in the kitchen, and the TV special “A CHEF’S LIFE in the works for next year’s holiday season.

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ENC Features
2:21 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Local Non Profits Prepare For Busy Thanksgiving

Credit Religious Community Services

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, local non profits are ramping up for a busy holiday season.  

For information on how to donate canned goods or non-perishable items, go to:

Religious Community Services http://www.rcsnewbern.com/

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina - Greenville Branch http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=branch_greenville

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The Down East Journal
1:27 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/22/13)

 This week on the Down East Journal, from the PBS show “A CHEF’S LIFE, we speak with local restaurateur Vivian Howard about her favorite Thanksgiving dishes, tips for less stress in the kitchen, and the TV special in the works for next year’s holiday season.  Also, the Garden Journal with tips on growing citrus in eastern North Carolina.  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
11:58 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Recent Uptick In Red Wolf Deaths

Credit "Coyote" Jerry Murray - photographer/USFWS "Red Wolf" Ryan Nordsven - photographer/USFWS.

It’s estimated that there are less than 100 red wolves in existence, and they roam a five county area in northeastern North Carolina.  Now, these small pockets are endangered further.  We explore the two most recent red wolf deaths in Washington County and the reward being offered for any information leading to an arrest.

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The Down East Journal
12:40 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/15/13)

It’s estimated that there are less than 100 red wolves in existence, and they roam a five county area in northeastern North Carolina.  Now, these small pockets are endangered further.  This week on the Down East Journal, we explore the two most recent red wolf deaths in Washington County and the reward being offered for any information leading to an arrest. 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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The Down East Journal
9:48 am
Tue November 5, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/08/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, a new non-profit in Carteret County seeks to help disabled veterans heal physically and emotionally by teaching them how to saltwater fly fish.  The first fly fishing trip at the coast is planned for November 16th.  And, conversation and music with one of the namesakes of the Asheville-based Americana trio Underhill Rose about their latest CD “Something Real.” 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
11:33 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Joshua Bell's Upcoming Performance at East Carolina University

On Sunday, November 10th, the "poet of the violin" Joshua Bell will perform at Wright Auditorium on the campus of East Carolina University at 8pm.  This week, Public Radio East's Finley Woolston spoke with him about the upcoming recital.

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