Corbett promoted to news director

by Marimar McNaughton
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Kelly Corbett, Lumina News staff writer, has been promoted to news director of the weekly award-winning community newspaper. 

Since joining the staff in 2012, she has covered New Hanover County Commissioners and the New Hanover County Board of Education beats. Along with her new title, she will cover the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen, Planning Board, Board of Adjustments and Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, as well as oversee day-to-day newsroom operations. Her email address is

Staff writers Cole Dittmer and Sam Wilson have also been reassigned. Dittmer, who joined the Lumina News and Wrightsville Beach Magazine team in 2011, will concentrate on local Wrightsville Beach lifestyle coverage including feature writing and photography. He will also report Wilmington City Council news.  His email address is

Wilson, who joined the Lumina News team as a staff writer in June 2013, has been reassigned to New Hanover County Commissioners, New Hanover County Board of Education and will continue to cover environmental issues. Email Wilson at

—Marimar McNaughton

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