Thursday, May 19, 2022

About Port City Daily

Port City Daily is the online news source for Wilmington and the surrounding Cape Fear region.

PCD tackles stories and goes in depth when others won’t, and reports the facts without sensationalizing or sugarcoating them. PCD also showcases the best of its diverse and dynamic community through coverage of arts and culture, food and drinks, and events across southeastern NC.

You can sign up for the morning newsletter, Wilmington Wire, to get the headlines delivered directly to you daily. And be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Note: Port City Daily reserves the right to remove social media commentary that is threatening, discriminatory, or profane.

We’re excited to share your hometown with you and look forward to your feedback. What do you want to hear more about? Who do you want to learn more from? Let us know. We value your input and hope to strengthen our connection to you.

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Shea Carver
Editor, Port City Daily


Editor Shea Carver

Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington.

When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

Shea can be reached at with all inquiries, insights, jokes and grumblings. Twitter: @sheacats 

Assistant Editor Alexandria Williams

Alexandria Sands Williams is a journalist covering the City of Wilmington, education and film. Before Port City Daily, she spent a year in the quaint city of Southport reporting for the award-winning State Port Pilot. Prior to that, she wrote for several Charlotte publications while studying at UNC Charlotte. When not writing, Williams is most likely in the gym or spending time with her Golden Pyrenees.

Reach Williams at or on Twitter @alexsands_

Journalist Preston Lennon

Preston Lennon is a journalist for Port City Daily, concentrating on New Hanover County and Wrightsville Beach. He graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2020, and while there was involved with The Daily Tar Heel. He moved back to his hometown of Wilmington after college, and when not at the office is usually playing piano or poker. 

You can reach him at

Journalist Amy Passaretti

Amy Passaretti is a journalist with a media arts and design degree from James Madison University and a culinary arts degree from Johnson & Wales. A native of New Jersey, she has lived in seven different states and settled in Wilmington last year. Prior to her move, she spent four years in Alexander City, Alabama, as editor of two community magazines. Passaretti enjoys spending time with her three fur babies, cooking and listening to vinyl.

She can be reached at

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