The Southport Board of Aldermen will hold its annual board retreat
Saturday, February 9, 2019 beginning 9:00 a.m.
at the Fire Department Headquarters EOC room
1011 North Howe Street, 2nd Floor.
Meetings are open to the public.
Michele Windham
City Clerk


City of Southport Police Department has relocated to City Hall, 1029 N. Howe Street.

Southport ABC Store will have a special meeting on Wednesday, January 30 at 6 pm, located at 714 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461 .

Southport Day of Service

WHO: Join community volunteers as we gather on Saturday, April 6, 2019 to work on community projects.

WHAT: A day of service – your church or civic group, or neighbors may have a cleanup, planting, building project to do at your site. You can also volunteer to help with Southport Beautification  projects or another submitted project:

*Shoreline/waterfront/Riverwalk clean up
*Continuing work at Keziah – possibly painting the “furniture” there (benches, swings, planters, waste containers)
*Tackling the triangle at 87/211
*Painting at Caviness Park.
*Debris pick-up and raking at Smithville Burying Ground, Northwood and John N. Smith cemeteries
*Church/Nonprofit projects

Sign up below to register.  (Project and location will be determined based on your interest at time of registration.)

8:00 am –  Meet your project leader at designated location and enjoy breakfast.

8:30 – 11:30 am – Work on a project with your assigned group.

11:30 am – 1 pm – Join other volunteers for pizza at Murrow Hall, Trinity United Methodist. Lunch provided by Southport Dept of Tourism.

12 pm – Volunteer Recognition & Wrap-up


INDIVIDUAL Registration Day of Service

GROUP Registration Day of Service

For questions or further information: or 910-457-7927

City of Southport North Carolina, Request for Proposals – Park Design Services

January 16, 2019

The City of Southport invites you to submit a proposal for providing professional engineering and landscape architecture services for the development of Taylor Field Park plus preparation and submittal of a 2019 PARTF grant.  Taylor Field is located at 409 East Nash Street in Southport, North Carolina.  The property is located on 4.72 acres of mainly open land with a tree border.  One side runs along Prices Creek.  The property was deeded to the City in late 2017 for recreational purposes only.

The City held a public meeting in May of 2018 regarding possible recreational uses for this property.  The City sent out a community wide survey asking the community what amenities they would like to see at this location.

Proposals will be received by Bruce Oakley, City Manager, City Hall at 1029 North Howe Street, Southport, North Carolina until 5:00pm on February 12, 2019.


  1. Preliminary Plan

The Consultant shall prepare a base sheet, which includes boundary, topography, utilities, existing easements, wetland lines, and adjacent roads.  The elements to be included on the plans will be:


*Walking/nature trails (with connectivity to Lowe/White Park)

*Outdoor Fitness trail

*Picnic Shelter area



*Green space


The Consultant shall prepare a cost estimate with the Preliminary Plan.  The Consultant will submit the Preliminary Plan to owner for review and comments.

  1. Final Master Plan – Site Plan

The Consultant shall prepare the Final Master Plan-Site Plan from the comments received from the owners.  Only the items budgeted for the project will be included within the Final Master Plan to accompany the 2019/2020 PARTF Grant application.  The plan shall be in the format required by the PARTF grant application.

  1. PARTF Application

The Consultant shall assist the owner in filling out the PARTF application form and exhibits

  1. Meetings

The Consultant shall meet with the Owner as needed.  There may be a presentation meeting with the Planning Board

  Time of Performance

RFP issued                                         January 16, 2019

Receive submittals                          February 12, 2019

Submittal review                              February 12, 2019

Award Contract                               February 14, 2019

Preliminary Plan submitted            March 12, 2019

Planning Board                                 March 21 2019

Final Master Plan submitted          April 10, 2019

Board of Alderman Agenda           April 11, 2019

PARTF application due                    May 1, 2019





The City of Southport is seeking to hire a full time employee in the Building & Grounds Department. The position will assist the Senior Custodian in the cleaning and maintenance of the buildings and public restrooms as well as other duties deemed necessary. Potential Candidate must be available to work on weekends and evenings and have the following:

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

Annual Salary: $24,582

Applications available at 1029 N. Howe Street or 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

  • Ten-second test scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 9, 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, Jan. 9, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The 38 sirens within 10 miles of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant will be tested at low-volume for ten seconds. This test may be performed more than once to make sure each siren works properly. This test is performed quarterly, 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

 Duke Energy Progress

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.