Spring Lake, NC (September 6, 2016).  The Town of Spring Lake will hold its annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, September 9, 2016.  The ceremony is open to the public and will be held at Spring Lake Middle School located at 612 Spring Avenue.  It will begin promptly at 8:30 am.


This year’s ceremony marks the fifteenth anniversary of events that took place on September 11, 2001. “We are honored to incorporate the young people of our Middle School in such an important ceremony,” says Town Manager Tad Davis. “It is also a tremendous opportunity to include the youth of our community into more of what we do as a Town, while also enabling us to enlighten a younger generation as to the events of 9/11 that still shape our world today. We hope this is one of many ways we can bring the Town, community and schools together to forge a strong relationship that can only lead to a better Spring Lake for us all.”


The ceremony will include remarks from both the Chief of Police and the Fire Chief, reading of the timeline with a slide show, ringing of the bell at the time the 1st and 2nd towers were struck and singing of “God Bless America.” The ceremony will open with remarks from Mayor Chris Rey and Principal Masa Kinsey-Shipp, and include special remarks from Colonel Angela Bowie, 14th Human Resources Sustainment Center Director as well as two teachers from Spring Lake Middle School who were in New York on September 11, 2001.


The ceremony is free and open to the public. All guests wishing to attend are asked to arrive between 8:00 am and 8:25 am. There will be personnel on hand at the school to direct attendees to parking and the ceremony’s location. The ceremony will begin promptly at 8:30am.






            Raleigh – Beginning Tuesday, June 28, Murchison Road in Spring Lake will be closed between Randolph Street and Bragg Boulevard. The closure will allow an N.C. Department of Transportation contractor to reconstruct the road to meet current design standards. This will include aligning Murchison Road with the new Randolph Street Interchange. It will also improve the grade of the road to improve safety. The contractor must complete the work by mid-October. During that time, northbound Murchison Road traffic will be detoured to take the newly constructed Randolph Street to Bragg Boulevard. Motorists can then continue north on Bragg Boulevard to get back to Murchison Road. Southbound Murchison Road traffic will stay south on Bragg Boulevard to reach Randolph Street, and then can rejoin Murchison Road. NCDOT officials are coordinating with Fort Bragg and the Town of Spring Lake on this project. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. For real-time travel information, visit the Traveler Services section of or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

Spring Avenue closed permanently as part of the U-4444B project starting Thursday, June 23, 2016.

spring explanation


The attached two plan sheets show the pattern of Bragg Blvd. during the closure of Murchinson Rd. and were provided by NCDOT. The green is representative of where traffic can go and the orange colored area will be closed to traffic. Note: See the two left lanes closed for turning left onto Murchinson Rd. The second sheet shows the Randolph Gate intersection. This area is completely open to traffic. Note: If traffic is wanting to get to Murchinson Road, they will turn left onto Randolph and then turn right just before getting to the new bridge.

NCDOT Murchison Rd closure plan sheets

Murchison Rd Traffic Pattern



As part of the I-295 project, Reilly Road will be closed for bridge construction over Reilly Road and establishment of a haul route.

The anticipated closure date is July 5, 2016 with a reopen date of January 1, 2017.

1. Reilly road will closed between Canopy Lane and Desert Storm Drive

2. Reilly Road off-post traffic entering the base will be detoured onto Canopy Lane.

3. The Reilly Road south bound thru traffic at Yadkin Road will be directed to turn either left or right onto Yadkin Road.

4. Reilly Road will be open to Desert Storm Drive traffic.

5. Westbound Yadkin Road traffic entering the base will be advised not to left turn onto Reilly Road.

6. The Reilly Road ACP and Yadkin Road ACP will remain open.

The attached map, provided by Ft. Bragg illustrates the above:

Reilly Road construction map




The Spring Lake Board of Aldermen has appointed a committee in order to develop a recommended name for the Poe Avenue Bridge. The name of this committee is the Poe Avenue Bridge Naming Ad Hoc Committee. The purpose of this committee shall be to conduct historical research, solicit community input and develop a slate of recommended names (at least three) for the Poe Avenue Bridge that represents the community. The committee shall consist of five (5) members appointed by the Board of Aldermen. The term of the members will conclude once the ad hoc committee has made their recommendations to the Board of Aldermen. For more details on the committee, NC DOT Policy and Procedures for naming roads, bridges and ferries or to download an application for this committee, please click here.  You may also call the Office of the Town Clerk at (910) 703-8900.


Privilege License Update and Law change

Session Law 2014-3/House Bill 1050 states that beginning on July 1, 2015, local governments will no longer have authority to levy the privilege license tax with the exception of beer, wine and taxi. Any new or existing business will no longer be required to obtain or renew a privilege license. In accordance, renewal notices will not be mailed for current year licenses expiring on June 30, 2015.


Key points of the privilege license tax legislation:

  • Businesses which hold North Carolina ABC Commission permits must still apply for the Cumberland County Beer/Wine Permit with the Finance Department.
  • Even though a privilege license will no longer be necessary after July 1, the Town’s Ordinance requires that a zoning permit must be obtained before each new business can occupy a commercial space. Please visit our Inspection Department webpage or call them for more details.
  • Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) will assist businesses with what is needed to operate in North Carolina. Phone (919) 447-7828 or toll free at (800) 228-8443.

Please keep the letter below on file should you need proof that a business license is no longer required. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact the Town of Spring Lake Revenue office at 910-703-8912.

Business License exception and law change 2015


Department of Transportation Environmental Study

(as communicated directly from Richard W. Hancock, PE, Manager, Project Development & Environmental Analysis Unit, NCDOT)


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (Department) is constantly working to provide better and safer transportation facilities for public uses in North Carolina. The effects that theses proposed facilities have on the human and natural environment are of great concern to the Department and must be adequately described in environmental documents, such as Environmental Assessments or Environmental Impact Statements. As part of this process, the Department is obligated to identify and document environmental resources so that they can be avoided or impacts reduced Streams and wetlands are two of the resources that must be identified during the review process.  The Department has begun planning studies for the proposed widening of Odell Road (S.R. 4202) from Fort Bragg boundary to Bragg Blvd. (NC 24-87) in Spring Lake, Cumberland County, TIP Project U-5605.


Over the next several weeks, representatives of the Department, as well as the US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, Regulatory Division, may be present on your property for the purposes of conducting or verifying the limits of waters and wetlands pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. These representatives will be wearing orange safety vests, have picture ID badges, and will be hanging pink and black flagging, or ribbons, on trees and shrubs to identify the limits of streams and wetlands, if present, on the property. This flagging DOES NOT indicate the location of a proposed transportation project, but it is very important in our environmental review process. Please do not disturb this flagging.


Please note that if the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering has already issued a Jurisdictional Determination on your property confirming the presence of streams and/or wetlands, or if you have general questions or comments about the project, contact the NCDOT Planning Engineer Joseph Miller by mail at 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1548, by phone 919-707-6031 or via email at  If you call, please mention NCDOT project number U-5605.