As a result of damage from Hurricane Florence, the City had to remove a large limb that was damaged and hanging by a thread. It was the limb that hung over the porch of City Hall. The City consulted with an Arborist to come in and assess the tree as well as the one next to it due to their age/condition and their location in proximity to the St. Philips Chapel and the Old City Hall/Courthouse. Due to the hazardous condition of the trees, the history of issues with the trees, the level of risk to pedestrians,  and the location of the trees and historical value of the buildings, the arborist is recommending that both trees be removed. Due to all of these issues and the recommendation by an ISA Certified Arborist, the City will be removing the trees Friday 10/18. The Forestry Committee is working with City Staff to price out options for replanting a large 200 gallon tree in the immediate area to make up for the canopy that will be lost.

The City is partnering with the other communities in Brunswick, New Hanover, Onslow, and Pender Counties to update the multi-jurisdictional Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Updating this plan will help make us less vulnerable to natural disasters. This survey is an opportunity for citizens to share opinions and participate in the hazard mitigation planning process. Can we share the link to this survey on the Website/Facebook sites?


The ferry system is developing a Long-Range Plan that will chart a course for sustainability and success. This plan will look 30 years into the future and help craft a vision for the system.  It will consider how the system can better meet the needs of customers, as well as the region’s residents, communities, businesses and visitors, using new tools, new technology and new ideas.

To make the plan a success, we need your help.

Please visit to complete our survey and help shape the future of the North Carolina Ferry System.

You can also access the survey by texting FerryPlan to 984-205-6615 or emailing

AARP and YMCA volunteers are working with the City of Southport, NC, to make busy streets and intersections safer for walking and biking.

Check out this video!

Please take this short survey and let us know what you think of this project.

 October 1, 2019  – Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry REOPENS
More information is available by checking the NCFerrySPort twitter feed  or calling 910-477-5200.


The Southport Fire Department is now accepting applications to participate in the Light Up The Night Fire Engine Parade on Friday, December 13th.
Line up starts at the Southport Fire Station at 5 p.m.
Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.
Parade route: Waterfront Park, down Howe St., back to the Southport Fire Station.

Parade Application

If anyone is in the need of woodchips, you are welcome to help yourself to the pile in Taylor Field. Gates will be open Monday- Friday, 9 am – 4 pm. It is self-serve.