The streets in Cades Cove will be open for local traffic only (no thru traffic) from 9am to 2pm on Saturday. Cades Trail at Robert Ruark Drive and Lord Thomas Avenue at Caswell Street will be closed.

Coast Guard closing large portion of Cape Fear River for crane delivery to Port of Wilmington

Wilmington’s third neo-Panamax crane is scheduled to transit through Southport, Monday morning, April 8, around 7:30 am.

A large portion of the river will be closed to water traffic for the delivery of a new crane to the Wilmington Port on Monday.

April 7-13 is Dog Bite Prevention Week 2019, and Animal Protective Services would like to take this opportunity to share a few ways that you can prevent dog bites from happening in our community.

Although dogs are our best friends, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by canines in the United States every year. Children are the most common victims of dog bites, and at least half of the 800,000 people who receive medical care for dog bites each year are children. To reduce the number of these injuries, adults and children should be educated about bite prevention, and dog owners should practice responsible dog ownership.

  • Ask first before petting a dog. When meeting an unfamiliar dog, don’t reach out to pet her. First, ask her pet parent, “May I pet your dog?” A strange hand in a dog’s face may scare her, leading to a bite.
  • After you receive permission to pet a dog, let her sniff your closed hand. Then, you may proceed to pet her shoulders or chest. Avoid petting the top of the dog’s head.
  • Don’t touch a dog who is sleeping, eating or chewing a toy. Respect her space, as startled dogs are more likely to bite.
  • Avoid dogs who are barking or growling. It is also best to steer clear of dogs who are loose, behind a fence or tied up.
  • If an unknown dog approaches you, stay quiet and still. Do not run or scream.

ANY DOG CAN BITE!    Good dog…Bad situation.

Recognize when your dog is stressed, uncomfortable, or showing signs of aggression. Situations can escalate quickly, and you may not have time to react.

Working together we can help to prevent dog bites.

Contact Kate Marshall (910) 477-1486 for more information or with any questions.

Animal Protective Services also offers Dog Bite Prevention Programs and Animal Safety Classes for all ages. Call to schedule your class today.


Pursuant to North Carolina General Statute 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 Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Fire Department EOC, 2nd Floor, 1011 N. Howe Street.

Purpose of the meeting:

1. Discussion of Agreement for Funding of
Wastewater Expansion Agreement and
Sewer Service Agreement

2. Designation of Applicant’s Agent for
FEMA Disaster Relief

J.V. Dove, Mayor

Posted this 29th day of March 2019

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

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

  • Test scheduled between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10.
  • No public action required

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

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.

Beginning Wednesday, March 20, Howe Street will be closed from St. George Street to W. West Street to facilitate repairs of collapsed infrastructure.  Traffic will be diverted via St. George Street to Lord Street to West West.  The repair is expected to take two (2) nights (through Thursday night).

Spring Cleanup is for residents inside City Limits Only. Must show proof of residency.

Collection Site:  STEVENS PARK, 812 W. 9th Street

Monday, 4/15/19  thru Friday, 4/19/19 from   7:00 A.M. to  7:00 P.M.

ITEMS ACCCEPTED:  Construction Debris, shingles, wood, white goods, metal, appliances, plastic, brown goods, furniture, mattresses,

sheetrock, junk, yard debris.

NOT ACCEPTED:  Electronics, (computers, monitors, TV’s) Hazardous Materials (paint, oil, etc.)






An offer of $ 650,000.00 cash has been submitted to the City of Southport for the purchase of certain real property owned by the City of Southport more particularly described as follows:

Parcel of approximately 2.5 acres bounded by Cottage Creek on the West, property of Admiral Holdings, LLC, and West West Street on the North, and property of Southport Marina, Inc., on the South and East. The property was formerly used as the City of Southport’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and is identified as Tax Parcel 237LF021.

This offer provides for a due diligence period of 150 days from the date of acceptance by the City, and closing within 30 days thereafter. In addition, the Offer provides that (i) the Buyer will dedicate a 10 foot public access easement to the City; (ii) the Buyer will dedicate .11 acres of upland to the City for a public access easement; and (iii) the Buyer will contribute 50% of the City’s cost in constructing a kayak/observation dock within the easement up to a total cost of $50,000.00. Copies of the offer may be obtained from the office of the City Clerk.

Persons wishing to upset the offer that has been received shall submit a sealed bid with their offer to the office of the City Clerk, 1029 N. Howe Street, Southport, N. C., by 5:00 pm on February 18, 2019. At that time the City Clerk shall open the bids, if any, and the highest qualifying bid will become the new offer. If there is more than one bid in the highest amount, the first such bid received will become the new offer.

A qualifying bid is one that raises the existing offer to an amount not less than
$ 682,550.00.

A qualifying higher bid must be accompanied by a deposit in the amount of five percent
(5%) of the bid; the deposit may be made in cash, cashier’s check or certified check. The City will return the deposit on any bid not accepted, and will return the deposit on an offer subject to upset if a qualifying higher bid is received. The city will return the deposit of the final high bid at closing.

The buyer must pay cash at closing.

The Board of Aldermen must approve the final high offer before the sale is closed, which it will do within 30 days after the final upset bid period has passed. The City reserves the right to withdraw the property from sale at any time before the final high bid is accepted and the right to reject at any time all bids.

Further information may be obtained at the office of the City Clerk, 1029 N. Howe Street,
Southport, N. C. or at telephone number (910) 457-7925 during normal business hours.

Michele Windham
City Clerk, City of Southport

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