Meet Our Staff

Born on the heels of sister publication Wrightsville Beach Magazine — to fill a void in local community news reporting — Lumina News has been informing and educating New Hanover County through outstanding journalism and photography since May 2002. Lumina News is a locally owned weekly publication that has received more than 50 awards for public service, advertising and exceptional editorial content.


Terry Lane 
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Terry Lane brings nearly 20 years’ communications experience to Lumina News, including more than eight years working as a reporter for daily publications that included the Highlands Today in Sebring, Fla., the Montgomery Journal in Rockville, Md., and Communications Daily in Washington, D.C. Terry also served as a communications aid in Congress, where he worked on both the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. He has a journalism degree from the University of Florida. He acquired the Lumina News in February 2017.

Graphic Designer
Cissy Russell

Cissy joined Wrightsville Beach Magazine and Lumina News in May 2005. She has been a graphic designer for over 30 years. Although her childhood was spent roaming the U.S. from military base to military base, her family has deep roots in Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington, where she is happy to finally have put down roots of her own.