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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.

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Open Government

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

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Media Kit

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

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Newsletters

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

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Event Calendar

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

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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.

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Recent News Articles

Salisbury offers free yard compost at its Grants Creek Compost Facility

Salisbury offers free yard compost at its Grants Creek Compost Facility Read more
SALISBURY, N.C., (Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017) -- The city’s public services department has begun its yard waste compost giveaway at its Grants Greek Compost Facility, where Salisbury city residents can pickup free, high-quality compost generated from last year’s curb-side yard waste.

City of Salisbury Statement on Laurent Autopsy

City of Salisbury Statement on Laurent Autopsy Read more
The City of Salisbury is aware that members of the Salisbury community held a news conference today regarding the autopsy of Ferguson Laurent Jr.

City of Salisbury provides operation schedule for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

City of Salisbury provides operation schedule for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday Read more
Salisbury, N.C., (Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2016) – The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Monday, Jan. 16:

City of Salisbury provides operation schedule for the holiday season

City of Salisbury provides operation schedule for the holiday season Read more
 Salisbury, N.C. (Friday, Dec. 16, 2016) – The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays:

Salisbury HAC to debut proposed housing ordinance to curb crime and violence in rental properties Monday, Dec. 12

Salisbury HAC to debut proposed housing ordinance to curb crime and violence in rental properties Monday, Dec. 12 Read more
Salisbury, N.C., (Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016) -- The Salisbury Housing Advocacy Commission will host a public forum on a proposed ordinance, titled the Remedial Action Program (RAP), to hold landlords accountable for recurring crime and disorder activity on or in their properties, Monday, Dec. 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at One Water St.

Salisbury Police are actively working two separate homicides that occurred overnight

Salisbury Police are actively working two separate homicides that occurred overnight Read more
On Sunday a 1:22am Salisbury Police were called to the Firewater Restaurant and Lounge at 122 Avalon Dr reference a shooting. When officers arrived they were notified that someone had been shot in the parking lot and had been taken to Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center by private vehicle. The victim, identified as Sharod Raheen Mathis age 22, died of his injuries. Salisbury Police Criminal Investigators and the State Bureau of Investigations are working the case.

City of Salisbury Provides Operation Schedule for Thanksgiving Holiday

City of Salisbury Provides Operation Schedule for Thanksgiving Holiday Read more
SALISBURY, N.C., (Friday, Nov. 18, 2016) -- The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Thanksgiving Day holiday:

Fibrant debuts free Wi-Fi access in Cannon Park

Fibrant debuts free Wi-Fi access in Cannon Park Read more
Salisbury, N.C., (Friday, Nov. 18, 2016) – Fibrant, the first municipally-owned, citywide 10-gigabit fiber option network, has established a free Wi-Fi connection for Salisbury residents and visitors in Cannon Park at 600 Park Ave.
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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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