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).

This survey is associated with the PARTF Grant and Taylor Field Development.  Please help the City by taking the time to fill out the survey, available at:

There will be a public drop-in on Monday, March 18th at the Southport Community Building for citizens to look at the draft design and ask questions.  The times are 12-2 pm and 4-7 pm.

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

Collection Site:  TAYLOR FIELD –  E. Nash & N. Rhett 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.)






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.

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


City of Southport Police Department has relocated to City Hall, 1029 N. Howe Street.

Southport ABC Store will have a special meeting on Wednesday, January 30 at 6 pm, located at 714 N. Howe Street, Southport, NC 28461 .

Southport Day of Service

WHO: Join community volunteers as we gather on Saturday, April 6, 2019 to work on community projects.

WHAT: A day of service – your church or civic group, or neighbors may have a cleanup, planting, building project to do at your site. You can also volunteer to help with Southport Beautification  projects or another submitted project:

*Shoreline/waterfront/Riverwalk clean up
*Continuing work at Keziah – possibly painting the “furniture” there (benches, swings, planters, waste containers)
*Tackling the triangle at 87/211
*Painting at Caviness Park.
*Debris pick-up and raking at Smithville Burying Ground, Northwood and John N. Smith cemeteries
*Church/Nonprofit projects

Sign up below to register.  (Project and location will be determined based on your interest at time of registration.)

8:00 am –  Meet your project leader at designated location and enjoy breakfast.

8:30 – 11:30 am – Work on a project with your assigned group.

11:30 am – 1 pm – Join other volunteers for pizza at Murrow Hall, Trinity United Methodist. Lunch provided by Southport Dept of Tourism.

12 pm – Volunteer Recognition & Wrap-up


INDIVIDUAL Registration Day of Service

GROUP Registration Day of Service

For questions or further information: or 910-457-7927