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
1:18 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/09/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, we go to the set of a 1940's radio station with radio actors, sound effects, and a live studio audience.  It's Oriental's production of "The Big Guns: Who's Little Lilly is She?"  And, we talk to an astronomy expert about what to look for in the autumn night sky.

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The Down East Journal
1:10 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (11/02/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, it's National Alzheimer's Awareness month, and we learn about a successful technique caregivers are using to communicate with Alzheimer's patients.  And, shellfish harvesting is shutdown after several inches of rain from Hurricane Sandy washed pollutants into coastal rivers and sounds.  And, with the November election just days away, we dissect and explain the North Carolina Election Ballot.

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The Down East Journal
12:26 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/26/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk about the Ghost Walk, which takes place in New Bern this weekend.  And, we hear disembodied voices from the past as paranormal investigators present evidence from investigations conducted in eastern North Carolina.

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The Down East Journal
12:20 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/19/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, it's part two of our migrant farm worker series.  Today, we talk about the growers responsibility to provide free housing and clean drinking water to farm workers.  And, how one coastal county is working to control its feral cat population, while another seaside community is working to "beef up" its feral cat population.

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The Down East Journal
12:12 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/12/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, it's part one of a two-part feature focusing on migrant farm workers in eastern North Carolina.  We talk to the author of a study that found a third of camps where they live had contaminated drinking water.  And, a new book by a Chapel Hill author examines the similarities and disparities in the lives of two pre-Civil War era soldiers in the book, "Two Captains From Carolina."

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The Down East Journal
12:06 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (10/05/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, October is domestic violence month.  We talk to a non-profit who is helping victims in Jones, Craven and Pamlico counties.  And, the life and legacy of Ava Gardner is explored thru heritage tours and screenings of her work with lifelong friend Gregory Peck during this weekend’s Ava Gardner festival in Smithfield.  Plus, LC Morris reports on gun control laws in North Carolina.

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The Down East Journal
9:41 am
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/29/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, we discuss the future of the biofuels industry in North Carolina. We talk to researchers and farmers about the potential of growing high energy grasses that can be converted into ethanol.  And, the Carteret County Health Department and a Croatan High School student group combine forces to clean the air and ground of county parks.  Plus, President Obama announced an executive order this week that would address human trafficking in US government contracting.  We have an update on modern day slavery in our state which is now ranked seventh in the nation.

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The Down East Journal
9:33 am
Tue January 15, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/22/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, Cape Lookout National Seashore is looking for public comment on ways to facilitate ferry service to Shackleford Banks and the lighthouse.  We explore how the project could impact the Down East economy.  And, a growing number of eastern North Carolinians are looking at alternative ways to educating children. LC Morris reports on the facts surrounding homeschooling.

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ENC Regional News
9:25 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Executive Order 124

We discuss Executive Order 124, which seeks to improve relations between North Carolina agencies and local military installations.

On August 17 Governor Beverly Perdue signed Executive Order 124, to promote stronger communication between state agencies, community leaders, and military officials. Even though military officials and state officials say that more awareness of military activity is vital to North Carolina’s economy, the state has a long history of communication with its military installations. Stephen O’Connell has more.

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ENC Regional News
4:10 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

PTSD Treatment for Camp Lejeune Marines Returning From Combat

We talk to officials with the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejuene about the treatment and interventional services they provide to Marines and Sailors returning from combat.

This Tuesday was the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.  9/11 ceremonies were held across eastern North Carolina to remember the thousands that were lost in terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  This Tuesday, at Lejeune Memorial Gardens in Jacksonville, a couple hundred people turned out for the Patriot Day observance. 

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The Down East Journal
2:39 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/15/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, we talk to officials with the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune about the treatment and interventional services they provide to Marines and Sailors returning from combat.  And, we discuss Executive Order 124, which seeks to improve relations between North Carolina agencies and local military installations. Plus, it's a fundraising event in New Bern that sets the table to fight hunger.

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ENC Regional News
2:00 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Rachel Carson Remembered

It’s the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.  The life and legacy of Carson and her not so well known ties to eastern North Carolina.

It’s the 50th anniversary of Silent Spring. It’s one of the first widely read books of science, written by Rachel Carson, a world renown author, conservationist, and arguably the founder of the modern environmental movement. Stephen O Connell has this profile of Carson and her not so well known ties to eastern North Carolina.

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ENC Regional News
1:50 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Online Sales Tax

A report on what the state is doing to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars lost thru the lack of online sales tax revenues.  

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The Down East Journal
1:32 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

The Down East Journal (09/08/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, a report on what the state is doing to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars lost thru the lack of online sales tax revenues. Plus, we talk to the Carolina Chamber Chamber Music Festival's event organizers about what’s in store this year.  And, it’s the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.  The life and legacy of Carson and her not so well known ties to eastern North Carolina.

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The Down East Journal
11:24 am
Mon January 14, 2013

The Down East Journal (01/04/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, Abraham Galloway was one of the first three African-Americans elected to the state legislature, but a new book by a Craven County native contends his importance extends far beyond that political first. And, after three years of renovations, the Bodie Island Lighthouse will open to the public for the very first time.

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The Down East Journal
11:16 am
Mon January 14, 2013

The Down East Journal (12/28/12)

This week on the Down East Journal, we say farewell to 2012 with a look back at some of the best features this year.

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The Down East Journal
3:46 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

The Down East Journal (01/12/13)

This week on the Down East Journal, Gov. Pat McCrory made a stop in New Bern to talk with constituents and outline his plan for North Carolina.  Plus, we speak with the author of a study that found pockets of high cervical cancer rates in eastern North Carolina.  And, an abandoned lighthouse 13 miles off the coast of the Outer Banks is being transformed into a research facility. 

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ENC Regional News
12:24 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

From Emerald Isle to Key West on a Beach Cruiser

New Bern, NC (2012-12-06) One man from eastern North Carolina is pedaling over a thousand miles to raise awareness and support for substance abuse prevention.

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ENC Regional News
12:22 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

North Carolina Symphony in ENC

New Bern, NC (2012-12-10) The North Carolina Symphony is celebrating their 8Oth season. We talk to the Senior Director of Statewide Development about their upcoming holiday pops concert in downtown New Bern.

ENC Regional News
11:48 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Section 5 of the Voting Acts Bill

NEW BERN, NC (pre) - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law to prevent states or counties from engaging in practices designed to stop minorities from voting. Techniques, such as literacy tests, were used to impede the ability of minorities to vote, and was particularly bad in Southern States, North Carolina among them. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act is a provision that requires certain Southern states and counties from making voting regulation changes without approval from the Justice Department or the United States district court in Washington. Plantiff, John Nix.

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