Capital Power Updates

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen for the City of Southport were recently made aware of an incident at Capital Power that resulted in the release of ash into the air. The City has been in contact with representatives from Capital Power about the incident. Capital Power informed us that they have contacted both the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division and the Environmental Protection Agency about the incident. The City has also contacted DEQ.
The City will continue to communicate with Capital Power, DEQ, and other agencies about the incident.

At the monthly Mayor’s meeting this Thursday, September 28, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the Fire Department Substation, 111 E. Nash Street, a representative from Capital Power will be in attendance to help answer questions. We also hope to have a representative from DEQ in attendance as well. In the meantime, please contact City Hall at 910-457-7900 with any questions you have. If you would like to report any damage to your property please email Capital Power at and the city manager at The City will provide updates on the incident on City’s website

UPDATE: 9/25/2017 – The City has received confirmation that both Capital Power and the Department of Environmental Quality will have representatives at the Mayor’s meeting on Thursday.

Yard Waste Decal

Posted Date:7/17/2017 1:00 PM
City of Southport
News ReleaseYard Waste decals to be placed on the 95-gallon roll out carts which are the property and maintenance responsibility of the resident/homeowner.Maximum two (2) decaled carts per resident/homeowner.

Reminder:  Please don’t mix yard waste, recycles, and trash.
Reminder: Please place each type of waste in designated containers.


Presentation to Commissioners regarding water sampling and treatment options

If you are interested in viewing the presentation to Commissioners regarding water sampling and treatment options, please click here.

Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water

Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water

Important DMV Information

Change of Location

The DMV will no longer be bringing the mobile unit to Southport. NC DMV services will be offered at the Fire Department Substation located at 111 E. Nash Street, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the first week of each month from 9 am – 4:30 pm.

Driver’s License
New drivers must take written, vision, sign and road tests. Bring a certified copy of birth certificate and one other official document showing your age. Out-of-state drivers must take written, vision and sign tests, and possibly a road test, and surrender their old licenses. Proof of liability insurance DL 123 is required for any first time licenses in North Carolina or anyone renewing his license who has had a traffic conviction within the past four years.

Shallotte DMV Office
5300 Main Street
Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 754-4591 (Registration)
(910) 754-5114 (Drivers License)

For customers  applying for a NC driver’s license or transferring Out-of-State Driver’s License (OSDL), needs to have the following documents:

  • Two forms governmental of ID’s
  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of insurance

For customer applying for NC identification card (ID) needs to have the following documents:

  • Two forms governmental of ID’s
  • Proof of residency

For customers requesting a duplicate of DL or ID card need NOT to have those documents, because they are already in the NC DMV data base.

Transient Dock Remains CLOSED

City Pier has reopened and the City Dock remains closed until further notice. Atlantic Street Park and CAMA Access is closed.