Thursday Concerts in the Park – June 8 from 6-8 pm

Southport Summer Concert Series-Thursdays in the Park

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Special NC Traveling Exhibit on WWI at Maritime Museum in Southport!

Already a wonderful treasure not to be missed in Southport, the Maritime Museum has added a special traveling exhibit commemorating the centennial of the U.S.’s entry into World War I.

Click on the link and learn more about this exciting opportunity to see this special exhibit and experience all the other great things about the Maritime Museum right here in Southport, NC!

NCDCR Traveling Exhibit on WWI at the Maritime Museum in  Southport, NC


There are so many great things to see. These posters aren’t part of the exhibit but convey the feel, the tone, the uniting of energy and resources to fight for our Country and for World Peace! Click on the link above to find out more about the exhibit!!!

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Camellias…one of the best ranked flowering shrubs!

Camellias are so beautiful and are considered the Queens of Wintering Flowers! This beautiful, attractive evergreen shrub blooms in multiple seasons including winter. The flowers vary within the Camellia family while shrubs delight us with their weeks of flowering treasures!

The Robert Ruark Inn is delighted to have treasured Camellias in which to share with our guests, neighbors and all who pass through Southport, NC!
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Special Gift Certificates Available for Valentine’s Day!

The Robert Ruark Inn is offering specially designed Valentine’s Gift Certificates to help make your observance special! Combine your card and gift together! Great for anyone on your Valentine’s Day list! Don’t procrastinate!

Over 50 percent of all Valentine’s Day cards are purchased in the six days prior to the observance, making Valentine’s Day a procrastinator’s delight. (Source: Hallmark research)

Valentine Greeting

Maritime Museum at Southport January 17 Program about Bottlenose Dolphin!!!



This month’s program should be very informational and fun! Every Coastal Carolinian loves to hear about Dolphin! Many “thanks” to the NC Maritime Museum at Southport for always offering such great programs!!! See you Tuesday, January 17!!! http://!/75910-third-tuesday-evening-adult-program-dolphins-in-north-carolina-getting-to-know-them


Southport Winterfest was such fun!

Southport’s Winterfest was lots of fun yesterday! The Christmas House Tour, Holiday Market and Flotilla were great! Thank you City of Southport, Downtown Southport, Inc., Southport Historical Society and all those who made the Festival GREAT!flotilla


Robert Ruark Inn added to Southport Christmas Collection by artist Ricky Evans!

Ricky Evans chose the Robert Ruark Inn for this year’s addition to the Southport Christmas Collection! Rick and I were thrilled to find out and are so honored to have the Inn in the collection. Ricky is such an incredible artist. He and Debbie add so much to Southport, the entire area and well beyond! Beautiful painting! This picture is of the small canvas frame/ornament.robert-ruark-painting-by-ricky-evans

Halloween Southport Style!

It wouldn’t be Halloween without some vintage cars, costumes and pirates galore! Lots of fun with the Cape Fear Cruisers and their classic cars and lots of activities and contests during the day! Then…down at the The Provision Company in the Yacht Basin starting at six, lots of good foo, drinks and music. Watching the sailing pirates on the waterfront during the afternoon will be fun, too! Have fun! See you around town!14656375_1782321105374008_6695424017218832379_n

First ADA accessible kayak launch opens in Brunswick County

Very happy to see the attached article in the recent “Visit NC NewsLink.”
Photo courtesy of Hannah Leyva/Port City Daily)
First ADA accessible kayak launch opens in Brunswick County
Last week, a public launch was unveiled at William S. “Bill” Smith Park in Oak Island, reports Port City Daily. According to officials, it is the first Americans with Disability Act-compliant kayak launch in Brunswick County. A bench with pop-out shelves – one higher up at canoe height and one lower for kayaks – allows those in wheelchairs to move from their chairs to their watercraft. The park, which is part of the Oak Island Parks & Recreation Department, sits on a small creek off the bigger Dutchman Creek, which leads to the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s location on the tributary makes it safer for launching as it is protected from the wind and boat wakes that come from the Intracoastal. The kayak launch and the wooden area that leads to it, which people can use to fish from, was made possible through a Coastal Area Management Act grant administered through the N.C. Division of Coastal Management.