Jared Brumbaugh

Jared Brumbaugh joined the PRE staff in May of 2006.  A New Bern native, he's currently a full time reporter and producer for Down East Journal.  His news spots and feature stories can also be heard during Morning Edition.  Jared is the recipient of five North Carolina Associated Press Awards for "Best Feature," "General News," "Best Health Report," "Best Weather Report," and "Best Consumer Report." When not at the station, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing and paddle boarding. 

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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.

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.

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

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. 

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.

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.

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.

This week on the Down East Journal, we explain a federal court battle over minority voting rights in Kinston and why the Supreme Court recently denied a hearing of the case.  And, we check in with cyclist Dock Hooks, who completed his thousand mile journey from Emerald Isle to Key West for charity.  Plus, we wrap up our “Just Desserts” series with a recipe for pecan pie. It's a Down East Journal you won't want to miss....

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