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Chamber Leadership

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Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber has a membership of over 500 businesses and organizations who work together for the betterment of our community and to increase business opportunities. The Chamber's leadership is key to organizing these efforts.... Read full article

Membership Benefits

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Southport-Oak Island Chamber is a voluntary organization of businesses and professional men and women who work together for the purpose of encouraging growth as well as the economic progress of our community. Learn More About Member Benefits.... Read full article

Join Today

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Information on joining the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce including the benefits, investment schedule and invitation to join. ... Read full article

Virtual Tour of Chamber and Area

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Take a virtual tour of the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center located at 4433 Long Beach Road, Southport. Open Monday-Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm.... Read full article

USS Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

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Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from Downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. ... Read full article

N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport

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Southport, North Carolina stands at one of the world's crossroads, where the mighty Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Her past is tied to both the river and the sea. It is a story of exploration, piracy and commerce; of pilotage, salvage and ... Read full article

Bald Head Island Ferry & Tram Service

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In just 20 minutes, the Bald Head Island Transportation, Inc. passenger ferry transports you from Deep Point Marina, 1301 Ferry Road in Southport, NC, to the shores of Bald Head Island. For most of the year, ferries leave the mainland on the hour and... Read full article

Bald Head Island Conservancy and Nature Tours

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Bald Head Island Conservancy is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1983. The Conservancy's mission is barrier island conservation, preservation and education. It is located in a unique area within the Smith Island Complex which includes Ba... Read full article

Fort Fisher State Historic Site

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Until the last few months of the Civil War, Fort Fisher kept North Carolina's port of Wilmington open to blockade-runners supplying necessary goods to Confederate armies inland. By 1865, the supply line through Wilmington was the last remaining suppl... Read full article

Oak Island Lighthouse

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The Oak Island Lighthouse was completed in 1958 at a total cost of $110,000.00. The lights are 169 feet above the water. A misconception is that the lighthouse itself is 169 feet tall. The actual structure is 153 feet tall, but it stands on a slight ... Read full article

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