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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

217 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144


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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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.

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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

Fibrant Transition to Hotwire

Fibrant Transition to Hotwire Read more
Fibrant services have transitioned to Hotwire Communications and thus ended the City’s operation and management of the fiber optic network. While the transition is bittersweet on the Fibrant side, Hotwire’s debut in the community brings excitement and opportunity for all. The Fibrant website will now redirect you to Hotwire, including the Notification of Fibrant Issue Report, while Fibrant’s social media platforms have now been suspended.

Salisbury Police Department to Host Coffee with a Cop Event on Oct. 3

Salisbury Police Department to Host Coffee with a Cop Event on Oct. 3 Read more
The Salisbury Police Department will host Coffee with a Cop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wed. Oct. 3, at Koco Java, 329 N. Main Street.

Willie Williams arrested

Willie Williams arrested Read more

At approximately 12:20 p.m. today, deputies with the Greenville Police Department VCAT Unitand agents of the State Bureau of Investigation Fugitive Task Force arrested 33-year-old Willie Earl Williams Jr at 3941 S. Charles Blvd. in Greenville, NC.

La Fiesta de Rowan Returns to Downtown

La Fiesta de Rowan Returns to Downtown Read more
National Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15. In honor of this annual recognition, the Hispanic Coalition of Salisbury will once again host its annual La Fiesta de Rowan celebration in downtown Salisbury. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 12 to 5 p.m. in the 200 block of W. Fisher St.
El 15 de Septiembre hasta el 15 de Octubre es el mes de la herencia hispana nacional. En honor de este reconocimiento, La Coalición Hispana de Salisbury tendrá el evento annual, La Fiesta de Rowan, en el central de Salisbury. El evento será el sábado, 6 de Octubre desde las 12 del día has las 5 pm en el bloque 200 de West Fisher Street.

Getting Ready Fur Fun

Getting Ready Fur Fun Read more
Salisbury will welcome its first ever dog park soon. The Dog PAWS Dog Park is a collaborative effort between The Dog PAWS Task Force and Parks and Recreation. 

Reporting Storm Damage for Historic Properties

Reporting Storm Damage for Historic Properties Read more
The North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office would like to receive reports of storm damaged historic properties (National Register-listed, eligible, surveyed, determined eligible, locally designated), and have created a public reporting portal.

Rowan County / Red Cross Shelter to Open Tonight - Salisbury, NC

Rowan County / Red Cross Shelter to Open Tonight - Salisbury, NC Read more

Due to increased evacuations across the county, The Red Cross will open a shelter at J.F. Hurley YMCA located at828 W Jake Alexander Blvd Salisbury for residents of Rowan County who are in imminent threat of danger or have been directed by Public Officials. This Shelter will open at 9:30 PM on this date September 16th 2018.

Please bring blankets, pillows, medications, and any other special needs equipment.

Documents to download

Severe Weather Alerts

Severe Weather Alerts Read more

Check for recent updates on Hurricane Florence, shelters, street closures and flooding specific to the Salisbury area.


Stay Connected

There are several ways that the City of Salisbury connects with citizens:


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.


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 is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. Check out what's happening on our account.


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 to select advanced options including event details, leaf collection and more.


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.


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 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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