Entries by Sharon Venis


Mayor of the City of Southport NC, Joseph P. Hatem, MD, MPH addresses recent community questions. Watch it here. As Key Indicators Remain Stable, North Carolina Moves to Safer At Home Phase 2 Phase 2, Safer At Home, begins Friday, May 22 at 5 pm Read Governor Cooper’s press release: Safer At Home Phase Two ‘Phase […]

Southport City Manager Announced

Southport Mayor Joseph Hatem and the Board of Aldermen announced Thursday that Gordon C. Hargrove will serve as the new Southport City Manager. Mr. Hargrove considers himself, “a visionary leader who thinks strategically, continuously looking over the horizon to anticipate problems and taking appropriate action so issues do not develop into significant problems.” Gordon C. […]

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

Duke Energy and county officials to perform annual maintenance on  sirens around Brunswick Nuclear Plant Siren tests to be conducted over 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, starting Monday, May […]

Aldermen Budget Workshop rescheduled for May 29

The Aldermen Budget Workshop scheduled for Thursday, May 21 has been postponed.  The workshop will be held on Friday, May 29th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, at the Community Building. * Meeting will be open to public with a maximum of 50 people, following the State guidelines. * Public Comments will be accepted prior to […]

SBHS Class of 2020 Parade

Event: SBHS Class of 2020 Parade Date: Friday, May 15th Time: 6:30 p.m. Parade Route: 5:30 pm. Line up at Smithville Park 6:15 pm Parade will exit the park From park, make right onto 133 133 to 87 From 87, right onto Cougar Drive . Proceed down Cougar drive into the bus parking lot,  around […]

Revised Emergency Order by Mayor Hatem, May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020 The City of Southport HEREBY revises its previous Emergency Order and agree to not issue additional restrictions beyond what is required in the Governor’s Stay at Home Order Executive Order No. 131 – Governor Roy Cooper – NC.gov, which is now in effect through Friday, May 8. Effective immediately, Southport shall mirror […]

Special Meeting Notice Southport Board of Aldermen

Special Meeting Notice Southport Board of Aldermen Notice is given that a Special Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street for the purpose of: Conduct City Manager applicant interviews per NCGS G.S. 143-318.11(a)(6) Michele Windham City Clerk […]

City of Southport Emergency Declaration Addendum

April 27, 2020 Concerning the recent opening of businesses that have not been determined essential under Executive Order 121, and have applied for and received a letter from North Carolina Department of Revenue, there may be some ambiguity and as Mayor, I am clarifying this issue. The letter states: “The Department has received your request […]