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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

Fifth Chit, Chat & Chew Town Hall to engage Northwest residents

Fifth Chit, Chat & Chew Town Hall to engage Northwest residents Read more
Salisbury City Council and city staff will host the fourth in a series of community town hall meetings titled, Chit, Chat & Chew, Thursday, Dec. 6, with dinner beginning at 5:15 p.m., at Fire Station #4, 2325 Statesville Blvd. This event will be held for residents in the “Northwest” area of the city, which encompasses neighborhoods such as Westcliffe, Rolling Hills, Hendrix Estates, Westwood, West Ridge, and Clancy Hills.

Know Your F.O.G. (Fats, Oils, Grease and Wax)

Know Your F.O.G. (Fats, Oils, Grease and Wax) Read more

This Thanksgiving, as you whip up your holiday meal, chances are you will end up with leftover cooking oils and fat. It is important to learn the proper way to dispose of those oils. Pouring them down the drain can be hazardous to the environment and possibly, your pocket. F.O.G. sticks to the inside of sewer pipes when cooled, causing constricted flow and blocked pipes. It’s essential to ensure your home plumbing and sewer lines don’t get clogged.

Update to train derailment

Update to train derailment Read more

Immediate hazards surrounding recent train derailment have been cleared.

Update: Emergency Crews Respond to Train Derailment

Update: Emergency Crews Respond to Train Derailment Read more
At 12:40 pm, a Norfolk Southern train derailed at Salisbury, NC. ‬

City of Salisbury Provides Operation Schedule for 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday

City of Salisbury Provides Operation Schedule for 2018 Thanksgiving Holiday Read more
The City of Salisbury will operate on a limited schedule for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Read more for details.

Salisbury Public Safety Nails “hair-raising” challenge in Support of Rowan County United Way

Salisbury Public Safety Nails “hair-raising” challenge in Support of Rowan County United Way Read more
In a change from their personal grooming policies, Salisbury fire and police departments will allow male personnel to grow facial hair to promote awareness and support of the United Way of Rowan County during the “Public Safety No-Shave” campaign. Female personnel are permitted to wear more elaborate fingernail designs. The initiative is similar to other organizations that permit “dress down days.”

Salisbury Transit Honoring Veterans by offering Free Rides.

Salisbury Transit Honoring Veterans by offering Free Rides. Read more

Salisbury Transit will honor our Veterans.

City of Salisbury announces its 2018 Veterans Day operations schedule

City of Salisbury announces its 2018 Veterans Day operations schedule Read more

The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Veterans Day holiday, Monday, Nov. 12:  

 

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Twitter


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Instagram


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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.


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