N. Howe at Fodale is closed effective July 22, 2021.  

The Howe Street Construction Project in Downtown Southport is expected to close off Howe Street at Fodale Avenue, effective Thursday, July 22, 2021.  This closure will impact the traffic pattern to the front entrance of Dosher Memorial Hospital, the Dosher Emergency Department, and certain Dosher Medical Clinics.  Vehicles will not have access to the hospital from N. Howe Street during this time.  Please familiarize yourself with the detour route and give yourself more travel time to arrive to your scheduled appointments.

Dosher encourages all patients and visitors to use the marked hospital detour route by following the detour signage posted at Routes 211/87, 87/Rob Gandy Blvd., and E. Leonard at Fodale.

To hospital front entrance and Emergency Department from 211/133/87:

Follow the hospital detour signs from the corner of 211/87 (River Road) to Rob Gandy Boulevard.   Follow Rob Gandy Blvd. to E. Leonard Street and make a right (The route is well marked with Hospital detour signs and arrows to point you in the right direction).

Follow E. Leonard to Fodale Ave. and make a right.  The front entrance of the hospital and Emergency Department will be on your left.  The parking lots are open.

If you have appointments at any of the Dosher Medical Clinic sites in downtown Southport, you will also be affected by the detours.  Please call your medical provider’s office with questions and for the most up to date and accurate detour information.


Updated information on hospital detours can be found at Dosher.org/detour or


  • Bay St. is now closed between S. Davis & S. Atlantic Ave.
  • S. Davis traffic has had a direction change. There is a left turn from E. Bay onto S. Davis with traffic travelling north towards E. Moore St.
  • There is NO right turn from E. Moore St. onto S. Davis St. travelling east.
  • There is NO left turn onto S. Davis from E. Moore street travelling west.
  • There is NO right turn onto E. Bay St. from S. Atlantic Ave.

The Southport Forestry Committee is now accepting
applications for new members.

Interested persons can go to www.cityofsouthport.com
and obtain an application or contact the office of the City Clerk at
(910) 457-7900 extension 1010.

Applications can be submitted to Dorothy Dutton at [email protected] or returned to City Hall at 1029 N. Howe St.

Thank you,
Dorothy Dutton, City Clerk

Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity

Fire Department Shift Captain

The City of Southport has an opening in the Fire Department. The Shift Captain is a full-time permanent position in the Fire Department. The immediate supervisor for this position is the Battalion Chief of Operations. The person in this position is supervised daily regarding briefings and task assignments. The person in this position works autonomously, conferring daily with his/her immediate supervisor. The person in this position works 24-hour shifts, and will be on the ambulance, but may also perform firefighting duties as well. The employee will also be working two to three times a month attending various training/business meetings of the department held in the evenings. The employee will perform duties for the Southport Fire Department as related to directing a variety of departmental activities to include fire suppression, fire prevention and education programming, and emergency medical response to protecting the lives and property of the citizens from fire damage and injury. The Shift Captain focuses on emergency medical services planning, organizing, and service while also assisting with fire-related matters. The person in this position must have a valid North Carolina driver’s license, NC Fire Fighter 1 & 2 certification, EMT-Advanced is preferred, EMT – Basic is required. EMT-A must be obtained within 1 year of hire. Fire Officer and/or EMS officer required, Emergency Vehicle Driver Certification required, must obtain and maintain yearly CPR certifications. The annual salary is 41,300.00 plus full benefits with retirement and health insurance. Applications are available at 1029 North Howe Street or www.cityofsouthport.com. Applications may be submitted to Chief Charles A. Drew [email protected]. Closing date to receive applications Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 2:00pm.

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