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.

Pat Bradford
(910) 256-6569

Pat Bradford is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a BS and BA, Teaching in Communications and Communications Arts. She began her local entrepreneurial career as a Real Estate Broker, maintaining overall top producer status within a three-office real estate firm for many years in the late ‘90s. She has served as senior editor and journalist of Wrightsville Beach Magazine and The Lumina News since their inception. She took over the duties of publisher and CEO of the company in June 2003.

Terry Lane 
(910) 719-9180

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.

Associate Editor
Susan Zedella Miller

Susan moved to Wilmington from Columbus, Ohio, in 2004 after accepting a position in the English department at John T. Hoggard High School, where she taught for three years. She is a grammar enthusiast at heart, and in addition to serving as associate editor of our sister publication, Wrightsville Beach Magazine, Susan also enjoys working as the developmental editor for independently published novelists and nonfiction writers. In her spare time, Susan enjoys volunteering for the Wrightsville Beach Sea Turtle Project, and supporting live local theater.

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.