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The award-winning communications department serves as a central source of information by providing a singular voice and facilitating creative communication solutions for the City of Salisbury. In addition, this team strives to provide professional, timely and accurate public information, marketing and communications services to the citizens and visitors of Salisbury.

Department responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the distribution of internal communications to city employees
  • Managing and coordinating City of Salisbury websites
  • Public relations management
  • Social media communications
  • Television services including TV stations and video production
  • Marketing communications such as print or billboard ads

 

Communications Department Awards

  • 1st Place: The Lamplighter - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - Printed Publications, External Newsletter
  • 2nd Place: City of Salisbury Website - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - Communication Technology, Website
  • 2nd Place: City of Salisbury Council Meetings - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - TV or Video, Governmental Meetings
  • 2nd Place: Community Engagement Fridays - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - Citizen Participation
  • 1st Place: Community Engagement Fridays - Queen City PR Awards 2017 - Community Relations:
  • 1st Place: Rumor Control Page - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2017 - Community Technology, Other Technologies

Contact Us

coscommunications@salisburync.gov

Address:
217 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

ACCESS16

A local government access channel that airs government-related content and Public Service Announcements.

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Rumor Control

Before sharing rumors being spread in the Salisbury community, check the City's Rumor Control page to get the facts.

Check Rumors

Open Government

The City of Salisbury provides several options for citizens to better understand their local government.

More About Open Government

Media Kit

Media outlets and journalists can get details for media requests, scheduling interviews, covering City events and general City background information.

Visit Media Kit

Newsletters

View previous editions of the City's monthly newsletter, The Lamplighter, distributed to Salisbury citizens.

Visit Newsletter Archive

Event Calendar

Want to know what's happening in the City of Salisbury? Check out our Event Calendar!

Visit Calendar

Salisbury NOW

Salisbury NOW is a local television show that highlights the Salisbury, NC area. The show is exclusive to ACCESS16 and produced by the City of Salisbury award-winning Communications Department.

To watch episodes visit vimeo.com/channels/salisburynow


Video Archive

City Council meetings are recorded and archived using an online video hosting service called Vimeo. Recorded meetings are broadcast on ACCESS16 starting the following Thursday and are posted online to Vimeo as soon as possible.

Visit Video Archive

Recent News Articles

Getting Ready Fur Fun

Getting Ready Fur Fun Read more
Salisbury will welcome its first ever dog park soon. The Dog PAWS Dog Park is a collaborative effort between The Dog PAWS Task Force and Parks and Recreation. 

Reporting Storm Damage for Historic Properties

Reporting Storm Damage for Historic Properties Read more
The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office would like to receive reports of storm damaged historic properties (National Register-listed, eligible, surveyed, determined eligible, locally designated), and have created a public reporting portal.

Rowan County / Red Cross Shelter to Open Tonight - Salisbury, NC

Rowan County / Red Cross Shelter to Open Tonight - Salisbury, NC Read more

Due to increased evacuations across the county, The Red Cross will open a shelter at J.F. Hurley YMCA located at828 W Jake Alexander Blvd Salisbury for residents of Rowan County who are in imminent threat of danger or have been directed by Public Officials. This Shelter will open at 9:30 PM on this date September 16th 2018.

Please bring blankets, pillows, medications, and any other special needs equipment.

Documents to download

Severe Weather Alerts

Severe Weather Alerts Read more

Check for recent updates on Hurricane Florence, shelters, street closures and flooding specific to the Salisbury area.

Salisbury Transit

Salisbury Transit Read more

Salisbury Transit will be suspended tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 15, due to Hurricane Florence.

Schimmels arrested for July grocery incident

Schimmels arrested for July grocery incident Read more
On September 13, 2018 Cody Maxwell Schimmels (W/M 03/11/1988) of Salisbury was released from Wake Forest Baptist Hospital and was placed under arrest by the Salisbury Police Department for the incident that happened at the Salisbury Harris Teeter store on 7/12/2018.

Your Salisbury operations questions answered

Your Salisbury operations questions answered Read more

Salisbury residents area posing great questions to staff regarding city operations during the impending weather event. Below are some answers to the most asked questions:

Salisbury Police and Fire Demonstrate How to Prepare for Hazardous Weather

Salisbury Police and Fire Demonstrate How to Prepare for Hazardous Weather Read more

As we prepare for hazardous weather, it’s important that you and your family are prepared for weather emergencies that may result in a loss of power, flooding or similar situations that may keep you home bound for more than one day. Learn how to make an emergency kit from the Salisbury Police and Fire departments.

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Stay Connected

There are several ways that the City of Salisbury connects with citizens:


Facebook


Like us on Facebook to get real-time updates from the City, positive gossip stories, alerts on power outages and closed streets, to participate in contests and information on City events.

Twitter


Follow us on Twitter to get updates from the City, positive gossip stories, alerts on power outages and closed streets, and information on City events.

Instagram


Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. Check out what's happening on our account.

Vimeo


Watch our Vimeo channel to view City Council meetings, episodes of our television show, Salisbury NOW, and Planning Board meetings.


Nixle Text alerts


Sign up to receive real-time emergency text alerts by texting SALISBURY to 888777, or visit nixle.com to select advanced options including event details, leaf collection and more.

Nextdoor


Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online.


Newsletters


The City of Salisbury provides a free monthly newsletter to citizens in their water bill. Anyone can receive an email version of The Lamplighter by subscribing at the bottom of this webpage.

Salisbury NOW!


The City produces a regular television show, usually 15-30 minutes in length, covering local organizations, recent events and upcoming news around Salisbury.


ACCESS16


ACCESS16 is a local government access TV station found on local channel 16, that provides free PSAs and City information through cable providers Spectrum and Fibrant.


Fibrant 17


Submit a community event to run on Fibrant 17, a TV station found on local channel 17, exclusive to the City's municipal broadband provider Fibrant.

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