About Us

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. Our  mission is to restore trust to local news with our journalistic promise of providing only True News.  This means no editorials. No columnists. No letters to the editor. No anonymous sources. No endorsement of political candidate.  We spell peoples’ names correctly and we quote them in context. You can trust our news to give you the most accurate information, and decide for yourself how you feel about the issues.

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)
Jamie Paige – Vice President, Digital Strategy – Local Voice Media (jamie.p@localvoicemedia.com)
Michael Kane 
– Managing Digital Editor – Port City Daily (michael.k@portcitydaily.com)

Reach our newsroom at 910-772-6306 or PCD@portcitydaily.com.  Report storm closings to closings@portcitydaily.com.

Learn more about the folks whose words you read and voices you hear:

Michael Kane joined Port City Daily as its managing editor in July 2016. Just prior to relocating to Wilmington, he was covering Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England, as a digital reporter for Advanced Media. He had previously spent 10 years as the editor of a weekly newspaper in Central Massachusetts.

Michael can be reached via his Twitter account, through Facebook or by email at michael.k@portcitydaily.com. He can be reached by phone at 910-772-6305 and (c)978-333-3785.

Joe Catenacci, aka Joe Cats, has a firm grip on local sports within the Wilmington area, from Hampstead to Shallotte and everywhere in between.  “Cats” spent much of his collegiate career broadcasting basketball games, while also playing baseball at Caldwell University in New Jersey.img_1730-copy

In addition to his full-time duties at Local Voice, “Cats” has been able to extend his passion for the spoken word by serving as play-by-play broadcaster for UNC-Wilmington Athletics, Coastal Carolina University Athletics and Wilmington Hammerheads FC. He also hosts a weekly produced Sports Roundtable Coaches Show on New Hanover County Schools TV. During his limited free time, Catenacci volunteers as a baseball coach for the Topsail Baseball Club 13-15 year old Babe Ruth Team. He’s also the manager for the Hampstead Post 167 American Legion Baseball Team.

You can often find Joe via his very active Twitter account. He can be also reached at joe.c@portcitydaily.com.

Christina Haley has recently been promoted to assistant digital editor after several years as Port City Daily’s crimes and courts reporter.  In her new role, she has expanded her reporting to include more features and profiles of community members. She also manages Port City Daily’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.img_1725

Christina originally hails from Charlotte. She moved to Wilmington in 2003 and 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.

Christina can be reached at christina.h@portcitydaily.com.


Benjamin Schachtman covers business, culture and features in the Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender County area.img_1728

Benjamin is originally from New Jersey but has lived in Wilmington for many years. He has also been a freelance writer and a teacher and recently received his PhD in English Literature from Stony Brook University.

Benjamin tweets his stories and can be reached by email at ben@localvoicemedia.com.


Aaron Gray

Local Voice Media’s travel editor Aaron Gray is an award-winning journalist and published author. He grew up in Herndon, Virginia and graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in Specialized Media Arts & Design. He has won several Associated Press Sports Editors awards for breaking news and production design during his 13 years in the media industry. He has worked in Baltimore, Maryland; St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). He has visited more than 20 countries around the world and hopes to use his experience as a travel junkie to inspire, educate and entertain the loyal readers of Local Voice Media.

 To have Aaron feature your recent trip in our travel section, email him at aaron@localvoicemedia.com.

Kristine Crane is a health reporter for Local Voice. She previously was a staff reporter and contributing writer at the health and wellness section of U.S. News & World Report. She was also a health reporter at the Gainesville Sun, and news editor of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. She won the Sunshine State Reporting Award for health coverage in Florida in 2014, as well as the MORE reporting award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. She was an invited media panelist at the Patient Safety Movement Summit in 2015. She holds a Master’s degree in science reporting from the Columbia University School of Journalism.

Have questions regarding site administration? Please contact Brian Jenkins (Brian@localvoicemedia.com).