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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

Salisbury Police Department Investigating Vandalism to “Fame” Statue

Salisbury Police Department Investigating Vandalism to “Fame” Statue Read more
At around 2 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, the Salisbury Police Department was made aware that someone had vandalized the "Fame" statue in downtown Salisbury.

Get Your Garden Ready This Fall

Get Your Garden Ready This Fall Read more
Many times the fall is overlooked as a great time to garden. In many horticulturalist’s opinion it is the best time to plant, especially trees and shrubs.

Butterfly Release Celebrated At Hurley Park

Butterfly Release Celebrated At Hurley Park Read more
Butterflies are unique, beautiful and come in an array of colors. In Hurley Park, we see many pollinators from honey bees to the lowly moths. One thing that all pollinators have in common is that they need a food source. Luckily, Hurley Park provides just that!

This Pool Party Is For The Dogs

This Pool Party Is For The Dogs Read more
Cool off with your beloved pet at the Fred M. Evans Pool during the annual Doggie Dip Swim Party on Saturday, September 8. This special day is for all well-mannered dogs and their handlers.

District Attorney’s Decision Regarding Officer Involved Shooting – SPD Statement

District Attorney’s Decision Regarding Officer Involved Shooting – SPD Statement Read more

Following the Rowan District Attorney Brandy Cook’s decision regarding the officer involved shooting on November 9, 2017 to not seek any charges against the officers involved, Chief Jerry Stokes has released the following statement. 

Fitch Ratings Has Revised City Revenue Bond from "A+, Stable" to "A+, Positive"

Fitch Ratings Has Revised City Revenue Bond from "A+, Stable" to "A+, Positive" Read more

As of August 2018, Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A+' rating on the following city of Salisbury, North Carolina (the city) bonds: $9.9 million combined enterprise system refunding revenue bonds, series 2010. In addition, the Rating Outlook is revised to Positive from Stable.

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Salisbury Mayor to host free baseball and softball youth camp

Salisbury Mayor to host free baseball and softball youth camp Read more
Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins will host a free baseball and softball camp for local youth at Catawba College, Saturday, Sept. 8, as part of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) support of Major League Baseball's (MLB) "PLAY BALL SUMMER” initiative. The program focuses on the fun nature of baseball and encourages widespread participation in related activities.

Community Action Teams host Community Resource Fair for parents, students

Community Action Teams host Community Resource Fair for parents, students Read more

The Salisbury Community Action Teams, created from a series of community meetings designed to tackle some of the city’s biggest challenges, will host a Community Resource Fair for parents and children, Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hurley YMCA.  

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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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