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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: Salisbury Police Department Recruitment Video - Queen City PR PRSA Charlotte Awards 2018 - Video
  • 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 PRSA Charlotte 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

City of Salisbury Provides Operation Schedule for Veterans Day

City of Salisbury Provides Operation Schedule for Veterans Day Read more
SALISBURY, N.C., (Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016) The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Veterans Day holiday:

Bell Tower to be repaired as first phase of Downtown Park Initiative

Bell Tower to be repaired as first phase of Downtown Park Initiative Read more
Salisbury’s iconic Bell Tower will ring again, hopefully in time for the traditional family New Year’s Eve celebration held at the site. The bell in the tower has not rung for several years because of structural decay. Repair of the 1892 tower has begun, thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Salisbury Police Department, Gerry Wood Auto Group partner for 14th annual Christmas Bicycle Giveaway

Salisbury Police Department, Gerry Wood Auto Group partner for 14th annual Christmas Bicycle Giveaway Read more
SALISBURY, N.C., (Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016) -- Thanks to the Salisbury Police Department’s (SPD) relationship with Gerry Wood Auto Group, Christmas will come early for many youngsters throughout the City of Salisbury. The SPD has, once again, partnered with Gerry Wood Auto Group to conduct its 14th annual Christmas Bicycle Giveaway program. The program is intended to serve underprivileged children within the city limits of Salisbury by delivering a bicycle to those who might otherwise receive very little or, perhaps, nothing at all for Christmas.

Salisbury Fire Department deploys to eastern North Carolina

Salisbury Fire Department deploys to eastern North Carolina Read more
Salisbury, N.C., (Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016) – Four members of the Salisbury Fire Department (SFD) and one member of the Locke Township Volunteer Fire Department deployed to Lumberton, N.C., yesterday to assist Robeson County residents and the community with fire protection and recent flooding challenges. The squad traveled with rescue boats and fire engines to assist in the mission.

Salisbury Transit captures first place in NCDOT Performance Excellence Awards

Salisbury Transit captures first place in NCDOT Performance Excellence Awards Read more
Salisbury, N.C., (Monday, Oct. 10, 2016) – Salisbury Transit won first place in the 2nd Annual North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Performance Excellence Award, presented last month during the NCDOT Public Transit Division Conference in Winston-Salem.

Award-winning Salisbury Sculpture Show announces 2016 winners

Award-winning Salisbury Sculpture Show announces 2016 winners Read more
Salisbury, N.C., (Friday, Oct. 7, 2016) – Asheville, N.C. sculptor Robert Winkler has won Best in Show in the 2016 Salisbury Sculpture Show “Discover What’s Outside.”

Salisbury among first to pledge support for military caregivers as Hidden Heroes City

Salisbury among first to pledge support for military caregivers as Hidden Heroes City Read more

Washington, D.C. — Salisbury was recognized today as Tom Hanks and Tom Brokaw joined Senator Elizabeth Dole in Washington, DC to launch Hidden Heroes, a groundbreaking campaign created by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to call vital attention to America’s 5.5 million military and veteran caregivers. As campaign chair, Hanks presided over the launch that included a series of major announcements and commitments that will bring critical resources to those caring for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans.


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Vimeo


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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.


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