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Welcome to the Town of Southern Shores

Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to Currituck Sound and Ginguite Creek, Southern Shores is a premiere residential community on the Outer Banks. Located along US158 and NC 12, Southern Shores is known for its great weather, beautiful homes and tremendous community pride.

This Site provides information for residents and visitors who want to know more about Southern Shores town government, staff and services.


  • Town Council Meeting-December 1st (11/25/2015) - The Southern Shores Town Council will hold a regular meeting on December 1, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in the Pitts Center located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trail. Agenda December 1, 2015
  • Council Committee Meetings- October & November (9/29/2015) - October Council Committee Meetings The Capital Improvement Committee will meet Thursday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m. in the Pitts Center. The Finance Committee will meet Thursday, October 29th at 10:00 a.m. in the conference room at Town Hall.   November Council Committee Meetings The Planning Committee will meet Monday, November 9th at 10:00 a.m. in the conference […]
  • Town Code Update FAQs-11-18-15 (11/18/2015) - Southern-Shores-FAQ-11-18-15.pdf  
  • BOT OKs spending $5M-$6.5M to buy land for Mid-Currituck Bridge (11/5/2015) -   BOT OKs spending $5M-$6.5M to buy land for Mid-Currituck Bridge Daily Advance From Staff Reports Thursday November 5, 2015     The N.C. Board of Transportation has agreed to spend between $5 million and $6.5 million acquiring land on the Currituck Outer Banks for the long-awaited Mid-Currituck Bridge project.   Malcolm Fearing, who is […]
  • Tall Pine Bridge Replacement Update (11/5/2015) - A contract has been awarded to Keystone Contracting Co for the Tall Pine Bridge replacement project.  The contractor will be mobilizing to the site and closing the bridge on November 16, 2015.  The bridge will remain closed until May 2016.  There will be several instances when the canal will be closed to boat traffic for […]
  • Dogwood Trails Task Force Selection Committee Proceedings (10/13/2015) - Click Here to View Page
  • Two Driving Lanes for the Tall Pine Bridge (11/18/2015) -   Fact:   The new Tall Pine Bridge on S. Dogwood Trail will consist of two vehicular drive lanes, and one five foot wide pedestrian lane on the bridge’s east side. To view plans click here Two Driving Lanes for the Tall Pine Bridge Rumor Response:  There are no multiple or additional lanes being constructed as […]
  • Taxpayers’ Dollars Are Only Used For Public Purposes (7/2/2015) - The Town of Southern Shores strives to use its taxpayers’ dollars wisely. Your public tax dollars may only be used by the Town for a public purpose. Therefore the Town cannot and will not use your tax dollars for any improvements or repairs to properties in Town owned by individuals or other entities and for […]
  • Narrow Streets Are Safer! (6/24/2015) - Narrow Streets Are Safer! Recently, studies have been mentioned in social media and in published letters and emails to suggest that narrow streets are safer. Your Town agrees! What is the definition of a “narrow street”? Many recent studies state that “narrow” streets are streets no greater than 26 feet wide, and are the safest. […]
  • Rumor or Fact? (6/3/2015) - June 3, 2015. Your Town is committed to protecting your tax dollar investment by keeping your public streets safe and maintained. Over the years since the Town’s beginning in 1979, many of the streets your Town received from a developer or a property owners’ association have had to be completely removed and rebuilt due to […]
  • Rumor or Fact? (3/24/2015) - March 24, 2015. The Town of Southern Shores continues to work hard to provide a safe, clean, and beautiful public trust ocean beach for all  residents, property owners, and visitors. The Town of Southern Shores is not considering any acquisition of oceanfront property.


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The Tall Pine Bridge will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic beginning sometime during the day November 16, 2015. The bridge will remain closed until May 2016. There will be several instances when the canal will be closed to boat traffic for several days at a time, those dates have yet to be determined. For more details- see most requested services, Public Works Project Information.