Southport, NC – The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce broke ground on a 1,700 square foot addition to its existing building. Carolina Coastal Designs designed the addition which will include a conference room, galley kitchen and storage room. McCullough Construction and Carolina Creations were awarded the bid to construct the facility which will be completed by early fall. Funding for the addition came from revenues received from the sale of the previous Chamber building to North Carolina Department of Transportation, a donation by Dr. Brad Hilaman and fundraisers. The NC DOT purchased the previous Chamber building as part of the R-3324 highway project to connect Highway 133 to Highway 87. That road project is slated to begin construction in February of 2013.