Premiering October 24-25.  Watch the show in it’s entirety,

Traditional Halloween activities are fun, but some can increase the risk of getting or spreading COVID-19 or influenza. Here are some guidelines from the CDC to make trick-or-treating this year safer.


Drop off your decorated pumpkins October 27-28, between 5-6 pm at 209 N. Atlantic Ave.  We will have a table set up in front of the City Gym and someone will be there to accept your pumpkins and get your registration information.  Pumpkins will be judged on the 29th.  Prizes and pumpkins can be picked up curbside at 6 pm on the 29th.


Drive-by for Face Mask contest will be between 6 – 6:30 pm on October 30 at 209 N. Atlantic Ave.  We will have someone to direct traffic flow.  Please use original cloth mask and decorate.  Prizes can be picked up curbside at 6:30 pm on the 30th.

We will have 3 categories and 3 age groups in each contest

5 years and Under

6-8 years

9-12 years


The winner of each category will receive a $25 Walmart Gift Card


CALL : 910-457-7810 OR 910-457-7945


Mayor Hatem discusses the vision for and challenges of the Southport Yacht Basin.

Transcript of Mayors remarks

The City of Southport Animal Protection Services, along with The State Port Pilot are pleased to announce Sydney’s Howl-o-ween Bowser Bash – Virtual Costume Party!

The City of Southport is committed to keeping our community and visitors safe and slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, so we are finding safe new ways to enjoy favorite seasonal events.

To participate in Sydney’s Howl-o-ween Bowser Bash and join in the fun, owners can email photos of their pet in costume to  Photos need to be submitted between October 1st – October 23rd.  Please include owner’s name, pet’s name, and the costume title.

A parade off all of the photos will be displayed on City of Southport Facebook page and the City of Southport website beginning on Halloween October 31st.


October 1, 2020 – The first stage of the replacement of the iconic Southport Weather Tower began today with the removal of the original tower. Parts of the original tower will be used in the new structure and the top portion of the tower will be donated to the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport which is fitting for this remnant to remain on the grounds where it stood for over 100 years.

The next stage will be continued fund raising, many in Southport have already been so generous, and we look forward to the completion of the fund raising efforts.

The Weather Tower project should be completed by early 2021.

For the complete history of the Southport Weather Tower and how you can contribute click here.

May 29, 2020 – Community Update with Mayor Hatem: Southport Weather Tower

February 7, 2020 – As storms ravished the North Carolina coast, an old Southport landmark twisted in the gale force winds and collapsed.  Welcoming visitors for over 100 years on the Fort Johnston Garrison lawn, the 1901 US Bureau Coastal Warning Display Tower, fondly known by locals as “The Weather Tower” will be missed by many.

Mayor Hatem was on location early in the morning, “An iconic Southport historic relic that has been part of our lives for as long as we can remember, was severely damaged last night during the storm.  It is important to our citizens and to our city that the weather tower of Mrs. Jessie Taylor be preserved.  I have asked the City Manager, Mr. Bruce Oakley, to contact a structural engineer to give us our options.”

Early this morning Police Chief Todd Coring protected the site, “Officers secured and folded the flag, then shut power off to the structure.”  He requested visitors to “please avoid the area as assessments and removal efforts begin.”

“This is an important restoration project for the City, and we must salvage our heritage. There will need to be private funds involved and this process is already underway. For now, anyone who would like to donate may deliver a check to City Hall marked for “Weather Tower Restoration Fund,” stated Mayor Hatem.

Trees marked with yellow ribbons are not marking trees to be removed. The yellow ribbons on trees throughout the City are to identify trees that have dangerous limbs and hangers damaged from Hurricane Isasias that need to be selectively pruned due to safety concerns.

Beginning today, up to 50 retail merchants and restaurants that are located within the Southport city limits who take the “Southport Safe Pledge” can sign up to receive a FREE promotional package from the city valued at $3000. This includes a 2-minute video interview, business/product photography, a video listing in the Merchant Showcase, print advertising, and digital promotions through the holiday season. An online “Southport Virtual Merchant Portal,”  is available with all program details, helpful resources, and the online sign-up form. The deadline to sign-up is Friday, August 14th and is limited to the first 50 eligible businesses to apply. SIGN-UP NOW!

Click here for a sneak preview of the Southport Virtual Merchant Showcase !

“In person” Golf Cart registrations have been suspended due to COVID-19, so we are putting the following process in place to serve you.

If you currently have a registered golf cart and need to renew your sticker, you may now print the online form,  Golf Cart Registration Form, and mail it in, along with your payment of $25.00, to City Hall. Your new sticker will be mailed to you once your payment has been processed.

If you have a NEW golf cart or have never had yours inspected, you’ll need to call our office 910-457-7911 to schedule an appointment. 

Southport City Hall, 1029 N. Howe St., Southport, NC 28461

If you do not currently have a registration sticker and would like to get one or you have any questions, please call 910-457-7911 to arrange for an appointment for an inspection.