All City of Southport office phones are temporarily out of order. We are working on the problem and expect to have it corrected in the near future. If you have an emergency, please DIAL 911.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Barring inclement weather or other unforeseen issues, paving of the infrastructure repairs caused by damage from Hurricane Florence will begin next week. Thanks for you patience.


Every year, Brunswick County and the towns, cities, and other utilities that purchase water from Brunswick County, implement an annual flushing program. Public Utilities employees flush the water mains by opening fire hydrants and allowing them to flow freely for a short period of time. The flushing cleans out sediment and allows routine maintenance of the more than 5,000 fire hydrants in the Brunswick County service area. Flushing may result in discoloration and presence of sediment in your water. These conditions are not harmful and are temporary.

During the annual flushing program, a slight change is made in the water treatment process to facilitate an effective flushing program. Throughout the year, combined chlorine (in the form of chloramines), is added to the water as the primary disinfectant. During the annual flushing program, chlorine is added in an uncombined state, commonly referred to as free chlorine. Free chlorine is somewhat more volatile than combined chlorine, and readily reacts with sediments suspended during flushing. Brunswick County will use free chlorine as the primary disinfectant from June 15, 2019 through mid-August 2019. Depending on your location within the distribution system and usage patterns, it could be a week to 10 days for your drinking water to transition from combined chlorine to free chlorine at the beginning of the flushing program. The annual change from chloramines to chlorine for this brief period is required by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality.

You may notice a chlorine taste and odor in your drinking water while free chlorine is utilized. If you are especially sensitive to the taste and odor of chlorine, try keeping an open container of drinking water in your refrigerator. This will enable the chlorine to dissipate thus reducing the chlorine taste. Remember – drinking water has a shelf life! Change out the water in your refrigerated container weekly.
Please note, if you have an aquarium or pond always test the water you add to your aquatic environment to be sure it is free of any chlorine before adding fish or other animals. Chemical additives with directions for removing either free chlorine or chloramines from water for use in fish tanks or ponds are available at pet/fish supply stores.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this process please contact the County’s Public Utilities Department at 910-253-2657, 910-371-3490, or 910-454-0512; or your local water provider.


The public will take notice that the City of Southport Board of Aldermen will meet on Monday, June 13, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the Southport Community Building, located at 223 E. Bay St for the purpose of holding a public hearing on:

Zoning Text Amendment Application

Article 11: Table of Area, Yard, Density, and Height ZA 19-0408-01
A proposed text amendment that would allow 50 foot tall marina dry storage buildings in areas that are zoned Business District.

If there are any questions on this matter, please contact the City Planner Thomas Lloyd at 910-457-7961 or

The City of Southport does not discriminate on the basis of disability If you need an auxiliary aid or service or other accommodation in order to attend or fully participate at this meeting, please contact the Clerk’s office as far in advance of the meeting as is possible so that your request can be considered

Thomas Lloyd City Planner

Pursuant to North Carolina General Statue 160A-71(b) and in accordance with the Board of Aldermen Rules of Procedures, notice is given that Mayor J.V. Dove has called a Special Meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 5:30p.m. The meeting will be held in the Fire Department EOC, 2nd Floor, 1011 N. Howe Street.

Purpose of the meeting:

1. Consideration of agreement with Zuercher Technologies, LLC for Police Database Software; Chief Coring.
2. FY 2019-2020 Budget Workshop.

J.V. Dove, Mayor

Posted this 17th day of May 2019

The City of Southport does not discriminate based on disability. If you need an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations to attend or fully participate at this meeting, please contact the Clerk’s at (910) 457-7925 in advance of the meeting so that your request can be considered.


Starting Tuesday, May 14th, the area between the bulkhead and the sidewalk of Waterfront Park will be temporarily closed for two weeks.  Public Works will be laying sod.  The park will remain open.

The Board of Aldermen will be accepting applications for appointment to the Planning Board and Board of Adjustment. Anyone interested in applying should pick up an application from the office of the City Clerk located at 1029 North Howe Street or download here.  All applications should be submitted no later than Monday, May 20, 2019.

Planning Board:
1 – 3 year City Seat

Board of Adjustment:
1 – Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) Full Seat
1 – ETJ Alternate Seat

Michele Windham
City Clerk

The City of Southport will be accepting proposals for street resurfacing work on various municipal streets within the City of Southport. Enclosed you will find a detailed list of streets to be resurfaced along with instructions to all those submitting proposals. Proposals will be accepted by the Office of the City Clerk, City of Southport, 1029 N Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461 until 2:00 pm on May 21, 2019, at which time, they will be reviewed for consistency and determination for potential award.

The City of Southport encourages you to submit an appropriate, competitive proposal for services.  Should you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact David Fox at (910) 457-7935 .

Request for Proposal – Street Resurfacing