Position: Three (3) Fulltime Public Services Technicians
Salary: $29,880
Closing Date: November 16, 2018

The City of Southport is seeking to hire three (3) fulltime candidates in the Utility Department.  The positions will assist in all areas of operations and maintenance of water and sewer system.

Experience and knowledge of water & sewer systems, experience in operating various equipment including a backhoe, and the ability to enter confined spaces. Must obtain Water & Sewer Certification within twelve (12) months of employment, and be available for on-call for some nights and weekends. Potential candidates must have the following:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Applications: City of Southport, 1029 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461 or click here: (State of North Carolina PD-107). All applications should be returned to City Hall or email to:

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of Application for Employment State of North Carolina (PD-107)

Duke Energy and county officials to test sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant

  • Three minute, full volume test scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • No public action required

SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The outdoor warning sirens around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested Wednesday, Nov. 14, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be sounded at least once during the test at full volume. Residents will hear an audible tone lasting for about three minutes.

This full volume test is performed annually, in coordination with emergency officials in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, who are responsible for sounding the sirens.

Hearing a siren does not mean to evacuate. In an emergency, sirens are sounded as a signal for residents to tune to a local radio or TV station that would carry emergency alert messages. County officials work with these stations to provide information to the public. If sirens are heard and residents are unsure if it is a test or an emergency, they should tune to their local radio or TV station or contact the county emergency management office.

For more information about the outdoor warning sirens, residents can refer to information available on


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Duke Energy Progress owns nuclear, coal, natural gas, renewables and hydroelectric generation. That diverse fuel mix provides about 12,800 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 1.5 million customers in a 32,000-square-mile service area of North Carolina and South Carolina.

Duke Energy Progress is a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., with approximately 29,000 employees and a generating capacity of 49,500 megawatts. The company is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing its energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding its natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves.

The company’s Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit serves approximately 7.6 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Its Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. Its Commercial Renewables unit operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the U.S.

A Fortune 125 company, Duke Energy was named to Fortune’s 2018 “World’s Most Admired Companies” list and Forbes’ 2018 “America’s Best Employers” list.

More information about the company is available at The Duke Energy News Center includes news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy’s illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

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Duke Energy and county officials to perform annual maintenance on sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant

  • Siren tests to be conducted over the next several weeks.
  • No public action required

SOUTHPORT, N.C. – The outdoor warning sirens within the 10-mile area around the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested over the next several weeks. The tests will be full-volume tests that will last approximately five to 10 seconds. The work will be conducted Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Since the sirens will be tested individually, there is no specific time when residents can expect to hear the sirens.

This testing is being performed to support the annual maintenance of the sirens. These audible tests are conducted to ensure each siren works properly after the maintenance is performed. Each siren may be tested multiple times. Residents may not hear the sirens unless they are close to one when it is being tested.

For more information about the outdoor warning sirens, residents can refer to information available on

Duke Energy Progress

Friday Evening, December 07, 2018
Parade Line-up begins at 5 pm. Parade Starts at 6:30 pm

To participate, please complete this parade application and return it to the Southport Fire Department.
Mail entries to: P O Box 10608 Southport, NC 28461 or email to:
Fire Department Officer Number: 910-457-7915



City of Southport


Todd Coring named as Police Chief for the City of Southport

October 23, 2018 – Todd Coring has agreed to become the next Police Chief for the City of Southport. Todd brings over twenty years of law enforcement experience with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, where he currently serves as a Lieutenant. He is also a lifetime resident of Southport who has served the City since he was a teenager. He has not only worked for the City but also currently serves as the Assistant Chief of the Southport Fire Department and has served on the Board of Aldermen since his first election in 2011. Through all these endeavors, he has consistently demonstrated the leadership qualities needed to be a great Police Chief.

Todd’s vast experience in law enforcement along with his dedication to public service made the decision to hire Todd an easy one.  He not only knows a lot about law enforcement in general, but is very familiar with City’s Police Department having worked there as a dispatcher before becoming an Officer with Brunswick County’s Sheriff’s Office. His  experience as an Alderman has also given him a great understanding of how the City operates and has helped him develop a strong trust with the community.

Another strong advantage he brings is the relationship he has developed with Sheriff Ingram while working for him. This experience will only strengthen our relationship with the Sheriff’s Office and will hopefully lead to partnerships that help the Southport Police Department carry on the example the Sheriff’s Office has set over the past few months.

After gauging his interest in the position and evaluating his credentials, it was clear that we should pursue him for the job. Although the position vacancy was not officially announced, we received dozens of resumes from some highly trained and capable people, but no matter how hard we looked, I don’t believe we could find one with the combination of Todd’s experience and his long dedication to the service of Southport. Therefore, I decided not to formally announce the vacancy or conduct a candidate search before making this decision.

Hiring him now, before the Internal Audit of the Police Department that the U.S.I.S.S. Agency is working on is completed, gives him the opportunity to work with them as they finish the report and he can see firsthand where improvements and changes are needed. It will also give him additional insight and the chance to ask them questions as he develops new policies, procedures, and establishes a new direction for the department. It will also allow us to re-activate the department sooner.

For more information please contact Bruce Oakley, City Manager (910)457-7988 /

November 1st

Last pickup of C&D and Vegetative Debris To Be Placed on Right-of-ways
for Contractor to Remove

The public shall take notice that the November 8, 2018 Board of
Aldermen regularly scheduled meeting will be held at the Rivermist
Amenity Center located at 5211 Flank Court at 6:00 p.m.

The public will take notice that a Special Meeting of the Southport Board of
Aldermen will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 5:00 p.m. at Fire
Headquarters, 1011 N. Howe Street, 2nd Floor Emergency Operations Center
(EOC), to consider:

• Resolution approving contract for emergency repairs
• Amendment to Personnel Policy – Section 3. Retirement Insurance
• Closed Session for Personnel Matter

Michele Windham
City Clerk

There is a vacancy on the Southport Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
The main function of this Board is to oversee the operation of the local ABC Board. This is a three member Board with terms of three (3) years. Members are appointed by the Southport Board of Aldermen.

Please submit applications by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018 to the City Clerk, 1029 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461. Applications are available at City Hall and on the city website by clicking here.

Michele Windham City Clerk