WHEREAS, the City of Southport Board of Aldermen adopted a State of Emergency Ordinance pursuant to the provisions ofN.C.G.S. 14-288.12 to determine and proclaim the existence of a State of Emergency and to impose certain prohibitions and restrictions appropriate to meet the emergency.


A State ofEmergency will take effect at 2:15p.m. within the City of Southport due to potential severe weather conditions on this Monday, September 10, 2018.

That pursuant to this declared state of emergency, the following shall apply:

1. Mandatory Evacuation of All Visitors and Tourists, September 10, 2018

2. Voluntary Evacuation of Southport Residents, September 10, 2018

3. Mandatory Evacuation of Southport Residents beginning Wednesday September 12, 2018, 8:00a.m.

J.V. Dove


For immediate release: 9/10/2018

Bolivia, NC – Brunswick County has issued a mandatory evacuation for residents in unincorporated areas who live in low-lying and flood-prone areas or substandard or mobile homes, beginning at daylight (7 a.m.) Tuesday. This includes but is not limited to Waccamaw, NC 904/Pireway Road, areas on Town Creek, residents along NC 133, Daw’s Creek area, and any other flood-prone areas.

Brunswick County has issued a voluntary evacuation for all other residents in unincorporated areas of Brunswick County. Residents who live in an incorporated area should monitor information from their town or city for information.

Brunswick County has also declared a State of Emergency, effective at noon Monday, Sept. 10. County offices will be closed as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Shelters will be opening outside of Brunswick County in inland counties (shelter information will be available online at Residents are strongly advised to seek shelter outside of Brunswick County, evacuating to Johnston or Cumberland Counties, due to forecasts for wind and storm surge.

“I highly encourage people to move out of the County,” said Emergency Management Director Brian Watts, adding that the County is likely to see high levels of storm surge and flooding as well as wind speeds. “The best thing to do is to get out the County.”

Residents seeking to evacuate out of Brunswick County who do not have transportation should contact the Citizen Phone Bank at 910-253-5383.

In the event residents are unable to leave the county, one shelter will be opening Tuesday at 2 p.m. at:

  • West Brunswick High School (550 Whiteville Rd., Shallotte)

Two additional shelters will be opening Wednesday at 8 a.m. at:

  • North Brunswick High School (114 Scorpion Drive, Leland)
  • South Brunswick High School (100 Cougar Road, Boiling Spring Lakes)

Residents evacuating to a shelter should bring identification, any needed medications, any needed items like glasses or diapers, clothing for 3-7 days, pillows, toiletries, chargers for cell phones, and books, games or cards. Residents should bring sheets or bedding, and cots and air mattresses if available. Alcohol, illegal substances, and weapons are not permitted.

Those evacuating can find evacuation routes and shelter locations at or in the free Ready NC app (downloadable at

Dogs and cats are accepted at the West Brunswick High School shelter. Owners must stay at the shelter as well, and should bring documentation of rabies vaccines, food, any medicines, and any other items necessary for your pets.

Brunswick County is likely to see significant rainfall from Hurricane Florence. All residents should be prepared for significant rainfall and the potential for ponding, flooding, and flash floods. Residents should remember not to attempt to drive through roads that have standing or running water over them.

The public will take notice that the City of Southport Planning Board will meet on
Thursday, September 6, 5:00 pm at City Hall for the purpose of holding the first workshop of the UDO Update. The meeting will start Phase 1 of the project. Phase 1 consists of updating the CAMA Land Use Plan and completing an audit of the UDO in its entirety.
Interested citizens are encouraged to attend. If you have any further comments,
questions or concerns on this matter, please contact the City at 910-457-7961 or at

Thomas Lloyd
City Planner

The City of Southport does not discriminate on the basis of disability. If you need an
auxiliary aid or service or other accommodations 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.


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

Collection Site: Stevens Park, 812 W. 9th Street

Monday, 9/10/18 thru Tuesday 9/11/18 7:00A.M. to 5:00P.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.)

The City of Southport,during a heavy rain event, had a sanitary sewer overflow at the manhole in front of the 9th Street Lift Station. The spill started at 2:00 p.m. July 30th and ended at midnight resulting in 50,000 gallons of raw sewage entering Dutchman Creek. Line was spread and area was cleaned up. UPDATED: ON August 3rd and 4th  an addition 100,000 gallons of raw sewage entered Dutchman Creek. Line was spread and cleaned up.

Written report is being sent to the North Carolina Division of Water Quality(DWQ).

Updated advisory was issued on August 6, 2108 by;  David Fox

City of Southport


The Cape Fear Council of Governments (CFCOG) is preparing a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) in conjunction with Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU), Brunswick County, New Hanover County, and the municipalities of, Boiling Spring Lakes, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Leland, and Southport. The purpose of the JLUS is to identify potential land use conflicts around the military installation and the railroad corridor between MOTSU and Leland that might impede the long-term sustainability of its operations. The study will include recommendations for MOTSU and the local government partners to consider implementing in order to mitigate any land use conflicts that are identified, improve communication between the installation and local governments, and identify other ways in which MOTSU and its local partners can work collaboratively on issues of mutual interest. 

On Monday July 30th, the JLUS study partners will be kicking-off the public involvement portion of the JLUS process with meetings in Southport and Carolina Beach. The public is invited to attend one of the meetings to learn more about the study and hear a presentation from MOTSU officials and the consulting team that is preparing the JLUS. Please note that the presentation will be given twice (starting times listed below) during the course of each meeting and so attendees are welcome to drop-in at any time that is convenient for them.

For additional information on the Sunny Point JLUS, please visit:


Southport Meeting Information

Date: Monday July 30, 2018

Open House: 1:00 pm until 3:30 pm

Presentation Times: 1:15 pm and 2:30 pm

Location:  Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461


Carolina Beach Meeting Information

Date: Monday July 30, 2018

Open House: 5:00 pm until 7:30 pm

Presentation Times: 5:15 pm and 6:30 pm

Location: Carolina Beach Town Hall, 1121 N. Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428


Contact: Allen Serkin, Project Manager at or 910-395-4553

Effective 1 July 2018

Trees and their canopy are part of what makes Southport a desirable and beautiful place to live and work. They not only buffer the effects of traffic and development, they also fulfill essential ecological functions, such as improving air quality, reducing soil erosion, and moderating temperature extremes. To help manage and maintain these important benefits, the Southport Board of Aldermen approved a Tree Preservation Article in the UDO which will go into effect 1 July 2018.

How does this affect Southport residents?
In certain situations, the City will now require a Tree Removal Permit. Whether a permit is required depends on the location and size of trees to be removed, and the site where the trees are located. Tree Removal Permit requirements for private property apply only to Regulated Trees (Hardwoods > 8”DBH, Conifers >12” DBH) located in the front setback of any yard, as well as a tree determined to be a “Specimen” tree (any tree of any species that is greater than 30” DBH) located anywhere on the property. Regulations for any tree located in the Public Right of Way remain unchanged and residents should contact the city with any issues or concerns related to these trees.

If capital improvements are to be made to a property which will require a Building Permit, a tree permit and associated landscape plan will need to be submitted as part of the process, indicating trees which are to be removed regardless of location on the property and any mitigation plans as appropriate.

The Tree Preservation Article is intended to ensure that the City of Southport maintains a minimum of 40% tree canopy cover which in addition to tremendous ecological benefits, also provides significant economic benefits in the form of increased property values and reduced power consumption; every Southport resident benefits from being good stewards of our urban forest.

The entire Tree Preservation article can be viewed on the City of Southport web site on the Planning and Inspections page, or a copy can be obtained from the City Planning Department.

Specific questions can be directed to the Planning Department at 910-457-7925. In addition, all Southport citizens are invited and encouraged to attend meetings of the Southport Forestry Committee, which are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5 PM at the Nash Street Fire Substation.

The City of Southport would like your opinion.

  • What types of recreational uses do you feel are best suited for the Taylor Field property?
  • Are there certain recreational uses you would prefer to see on the property?
  • Are there certain recreational uses that you would prefer NOT to see on the property?
  • Other Comments:

Please click here to fill out the Taylor Field Questionnaire and return to:


Email to: Taylor Field Questionnaire


City of Southport
1029 N. Howe Street
Southport, NC 28461
Attn: Taylor Field Questionnaire


Information on Brunswick County Public Utilities Drinking Water

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT FEE REPORT under discussion by the Board of Aldermen.

Click here for a copy of the System Capacity Fee Report