The public will take notice that the City of Southport Planning Board will meet on
Thursday, December 19th at 6:00 PM at the Indian Trail Meeting Hall, located at 113 W.
Moore Street for the purpose of holding a public hearing on:


An Application for a PUD Master Plan for Osprey Landing by Bill Clark Homes. The
proposed site plan shows a 196 unit single family residential development on a 68 acre
tract, located off Robert Ruark Dr SE.

If there are any questions on this matter, please contact the City Planner Thomas Lloyd
at 910-457-7961 or

Thomas Lloyd
City Planner

The Coyotes as Neighbors video right on the home page is full of factual information about coyote behavior and how humans should react to them. This information could be helpful to our citizens. It’s especially relevant to those who have dogs or pets. (There are a few graphic images at about the 24 minute mark so just be aware.)

There are several resources at the bottom of the site home page that are specific for dog owners.

The annual Southport Christmas Flotilla will be held Saturday December 14 at 7 pm immediately following the completion of the Southport Historical Society’s Tour of Homes. The Flotilla is sponsored by the Department of Tourism, Downtown Southport, Inc. (DSI), Southport Magazine and the Cape Fear Yacht Club. All pleasure boaters, commercial fishing vessels and paddle vessels wishing to decorate their boats with colorful lights and designs are welcome and encouraged to participate in this community event as part of the Southport Winterfest. The Flotilla is free to all who enter.  Southport Elementary School’s fourth grade art class students compete in school art competitions to win the honor of judging the categories for first, second and third place winners for power, sailing and paddle vessels. They are highly competent judges and their decisions are final.

Captain’s  Letter

Southport Flotilla Application

Anyone interested in entering a vessel in the Flotilla may contact Randy Jones, Department of Tourism (910-477-1484), Peggy Popelars, DSI (910-279-4616) or Woody Wilson, Cape Fear Yacht Club (910-454-4327 or Cell 910-520-8858) (email address:

Please be aware that the slide and the monkey bars are temporarily closed for repair in Lowe White Park.  Please do not use this playground equipment until the plywood has been removed.  Thank you  – City of Southport Park and Recreation Department.

Because of the anticipated cold temperatures, the Caviness Park water will be turned off  November 12 -14.  The restrooms will not be available until the water is turned back on.  The Nash Street and the Visitors’ Center restroom facilities will remain open.

Shop with a Cop Program 2019

Program Overview

The Southport Police Department will begin accepting applications and donations for our “Shop with a Cop” program on Friday November 8th at noon.  Applications will be available at the Police Department and webpage at    Applications will be accepted until Wednesday December 11th at noon.  Our “Shop Day” will be Saturday December 14th 9am-12pm at the Walmart on N Howe Street. 


Donations can be dropped off at the Southport Police Department, 1029 N Howe Street.  Please make checks out to Southport Police Department and note “Shop with a Cop” in the memo section.


Applications must be dropped off in person at the Southport Police Department by the applicant incase we have any questions.  The age limit is 14 unless special circumstances which can be listed on the application under additional comments.

Applications will be collected until noon Wednesday December 11th.  Notifications to family’s accepted will be made Thursday.  Our shop day will be Saturday December 14th, from 9-12 at the Walmart on N Howe Street.   Southport Police department will have a registration table and dedicated registers for program shoppers.  Applicants will need a photo ID to collect on arrival and Officers as well as Santa Claus will be on hand to shop and greet kids.

Anyone with questions about our program can call the Southport Police Department and ask to speak with Officer Ransom, 910-457-7911.

Shop with a Cop APPLICATION

Please be advised – On WEDNESDAY, 11/6/19 @ 12:15 AM


Brunswick County water system customers may see changes in your tap water, such as a cloudy or milky appearance.

Cloudy water is almost always caused by air in the water. One of the many properties of water is its ability to dissolve gases – including air. Sometimes the air comes back out of the water in the form of many tiny bubbles; this gives the water a milky-white appearance. The bubbles are harmless and not a health concern. It may take several minutes for the air to escape but as it does, the water will clear. Water in the Brunswick County distribution system is under pressure, oxygen in the water is entrained until the pressure is released at the tap. We are currently adjusting pump settings to alleviate this issue.

While it can have an unpleasant appearance, dissolved oxygen in the water is not harmful. This is a natural phenomenon and is completely normal; the water is safe to use.


Mickey Thompson

Brunswick County Public Utilities

Water Distribution Superintendent