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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.

Visit ACCESS16

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 neighborhoods to host National Night Out celebrations

Salisbury neighborhoods to host National Night Out celebrations Read more
Communities within the City of Salisbury will observe National Night Out, Tuesday, Aug. 7, with free music, food, children’s games and other outdoor activities, featuring officers of the Salisbury Police Department (SPD). The National Night Out celebrations are in addition to the centralized Community Block Party hosted by the Salisbury Police Department the week prior.

Mayor Heggins' Statement on the Holiday Caravan Parade Cancellation

Mayor Heggins' Statement on the Holiday Caravan Parade Cancellation Read more

Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins releases a statement regarding the cancellation of the Holiday Caravan Parade by former parade organizers. 

First Brewbury Fest Comes to Downtown Salisbury

First Brewbury Fest Comes to Downtown Salisbury Read more
Downtown Salisbury, Inc. (DSI) will host its first Brewbury Fest on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14-15, 2018.

Upcoming Scheduled Fibrant Maintenance

Upcoming Scheduled Fibrant Maintenance Read more

Fibrant, in conjunction with Hotwire Communications, will be conducting scheduled maintenance during the early morning hours of Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26.

Assistant Public Services Director Graduates Municipal and County Administration Course

Assistant Public Services Director Graduates Municipal and County Administration Course Read more

Craig Powers, assistant public services director for the City of Salisbury, has successfully graduated from the 2017 - 2018 Municipal and County Administration course of the School of Government at UNC-Chapel Hill.

New hours for Salisbury Civic Center

New hours for Salisbury Civic Center Read more
The Salisbury Civic Center, located at 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., will have new hours beginning Friday, July 20.

Salisbury City Council to hold Empire Hotel public hearing

Salisbury City Council to hold Empire Hotel public hearing Read more
Salisbury City Council has formally set a public hearing for the upcoming Tuesday, Aug. 7, City Council meeting regarding the Empire Hotel proposed master lease. The city council meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

Multiple Agencies Respond to Fire in Spencer

Multiple Agencies Respond to Fire in Spencer Read more
On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, The East Spencer Fire Department was dispatched at 11 a.m. to a fire at Holmes Iron and Metal located at 629 N Long St. East, Spencer, N.C.
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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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