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Port City Daily (www.portcitydaily.com) is your online local news source for Wilmington and the surrounding Cape Fear region, including New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. This is a diverse and dynamic community and we aim to report the news that defines this region. Accuracy, timeliness, and a commitment to fairness will be our watchwords.
As much as possible, we intend to go beyond merely reporting what happens here, but to put news and events in context, and to explain why things happen. We have a knowledgeable, accomplished staff devoted to bringing you news and information, but we want and need your participation. We want to be your eyes and ears in the community and invite you to be ours.
We want to do everything we can to make www.portcitydaily.com your home page, and we want to hear from you about how we can make that happen. Our goal is to create a true community conversation on the news, topics and issues that are important to everyone who calls Wilmington and the surrounding region home.
You can hear summaries of our news of the day weekday mornings and afternoons on our local radio stations: WUIN – The Penguin 98.3FM, WBNE/WLTT -Port City Radio 103.7FM & 1180AM and WNTB/WUDE – The Dude 93.7FM & 106.3FM. So, welcome to your hometown news source powered by your hometown radio stations. We’re excited to share your hometown with you and we thank you for visiting us to read the latest news.
Thomas G. Davis - President, CEO – Local Voice Media (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kimberly Lenz, Publisher, VP Digital News – Local Voice Media (email@example.com)
Caroline Curran - Managing Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
And some more folks whose words you read and voices you hear:
Ben Brown is a 30-something Wilmington native covering the City of Wilmington among other government affairs for Port City Daily. A graduate of UNCW, he began his journalism career in 2003 on a local entertainment beat before turning to government reporting with five-plus years writing about Brunswick County’s leadership for The State Port Pilot newspaper in Southport. During his time there he received numerous awards for investigative reporting, general news and features from the North Carolina Press Association. He values the opportunity to report on his hometown and can be reached at email@example.com.
Joe Catenacci has been the voice of news on the company’s radio stations for the past four-plus years, digging in on the top issues from Wilmington to Washington, but is excited to be moving into a new position that represents his true passion: sports. Joe spent much of his collegiate career broadcasting basketball games while also playing baseball at Caldwell College, N.J. Joe was part of the 2001 Brookdale Community College team that made it to the Division Two Junior College World Series. He also played an integral role on the 2004 Caldwell College ball club that made it to the NCAA Regionals for the first time in the school’s history. Much of his focus at Port City Daily will be keeping local sports in the public eye. He is ready to get out and meet with coaches, players and parents and understands how important the role sports plays in the community. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Caroline Curran is a national award-winning journalist and graduate of N.C. State University, where she served as co-captain of the varsity swim team. Curran is a four-time winner of the North Carolina Press Association’s Henry Lee Weathers Freedom of Information Award for contributions to freedom of information, open meetings and the public’s right to know. Curran has received multiple awards from the National Newspaper Association. Like most editors, Curran wears several hats in the Port City Daily newsroom. You’ll see her byline on stories, and you’ll hear her on the radio along with other reporters. Reach her at email@example.com or (910) 772-6336.
If you have a story idea for Port City Daily, send Curran an email. To submit community news, please send that information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Got a breaking news tip? Send that information to email@example.com.
Christina Haley is originally from Charlotte and moved to Wilmington in 2003. She graduated from UNCW in 2010 with a degree in philosophy and religion. After graduating college, she served an internship with the Greater Wilmington Business Journal where she found a passion for research and reporting. She accepted a part-time reporting position at the publication after her internship. While working at the Business Journal she also managed a post-production recording facility at Screen Gems Studio. At Port City Daily, she will cover crime and traffic, as well as business news and features. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hilary Snow is an award-winning journalist who has spent the last decade reporting on a variety of topics, including education and religion, for The State Port Pilot in Southport. Snow, a Wilmington native, graduated from UNC-Wilmington in 2003 with undergraduate degrees in English and philosophy and religion. While at The State Port Pilot, she received numerous N.C. Press Association awards, and is the four-time winner of the Duke Divinity School Award for Excellence in Religion Reporting. At Port City Daily, Snow will cover general news, in addition to writing features on local people, places and events. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Jonathan Spiers has been covering the Cape Fear region since 2006, when he moved here from his hometown of Richmond, Va. He spent six and a half years reporting for The State Port Pilot in Southport, where he covered local and regional issues and received multiple awards for his work from the North Carolina Press Association. Prior to the Pilot, Spiers was managing editor of a twice-monthly newspaper and monthly tab that covered a suburban county of Richmond. Before starting in journalism in 2001, he spent five glorious years at Virginia Tech, where he picked up degrees in communication and interdisciplinary studies. At Port City Daily, Spiers will be covering New Hanover County, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority and area transportation, along with whatever other news needs reporting. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.