About Us

You can do without the paper; you can’t do without the news.™

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 and 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 (tom@localvoicemedia.com)
Kimberly Lenz, Publisher, VP Digital News – Local Voice Media (kim@localvoicemedia.com)

Port City Daily is currently recruiting for a new managing editor. In the meantime, if you have a story idea for Port City Daily, send an email to the newsroom at pcd@portcitydaily.com. To submit community news, please send that information to hometownnews@portcitydaily.com. Got a breaking news tip? Send that information to newstips@portcitydaily.com.

And some more folks whose words you read and voices you hear:

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 joe.c@portcitydaily.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 christina.h@portcitydaily.com.

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 hilary.s@portcitydaily.com.

Hannah Leyva is a Los Angeles native and a graduate of the Indiana University School of Journalism in Indianapolis, where she majored in journalism and minored in sociology. After college, she covered communities in Indianapolis and Pensacola, Florida, for various periodicals, focusing on local businesses, nonprofit organizations, the environment and social justice events. She is a big sports fan, with soccer and basketball being her favorites to watch, and loves to be outdoors. At Port City Daily, Hannah will cover the beach communities and tourism. She can be reached at hannah.l@portcitydaily.com.

Amanda Thames is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she studied creative writing, English and psychology. She writes obituaries for Port City Daily, where we publish obituaries for free, and tells the often extraordinary stories of those who lived in our communities. Amanda appreciates learning more about the community members we have lost, whether they were well-known or just the best neighbor ever. She can be reached at obits@portcitydaily.com or by phone at 910-772-6319.