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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

2020
  • Platinum: The Lamplighter - Hermes Award 2020 - Newsletter
  • Gold: Salisbury Community Appearance Commission/Tree Board Award Invitation -Hermes Award 2020 - Printed Invite
  • Gold: Salisbury Fire Department Yadkin Bridge Rescue Image -Hermes Award 2020 - Photography
  • Gold: Salisbury Transit Outdoor Billboard -Hermes Award 2020 - Outdoor Advertising
  • 1st Place: Cheerwine Festival Website- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Website
  • 1st Place: The Lamplighter -NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Printed Publications
  • 1st Place: Tatted Cops Social Media Post- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Best Single Social Media Post
  • 1st Place: Forward 2040 Logo- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Branding/Logo Design
  • 2nd Place: Jake the Steak Social Media Post -NC3C Exellence in Communications 2020 - Best Use of Humor
  • 2nd Place: Captain Recycling video- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2020 - Video
2019
  • 1st Place: Salisbury NOW - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2019 - Video
  • 1st Place: The Lamplighter -NC3C Excellence in Communications 2019 - Printed Publications
  • 2nd Place: Cheerwine Social Media -NC3C Exellence in Communications 2019 - Best Campaign Use of Social Media - Special Event
  • 2nd Place: City of Salisbury City Council Meetings- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2019 - TV or Video, Government Meetings
2018
  • 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
2017
  • 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

Salisbury NOW

Salisbury NOW is a local television show that highlights the Salisbury, NC area. The show is exclusive to WSRG-TV 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 WSRG-TV starting the following Thursday and are posted online to Vimeo as soon as possible.

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WSRG-TV

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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Recent News Articles

Salisbury Police Statement Regarding K9 Officer Training 3-2-2021

Salisbury Police Statement Regarding K9 Officer Training 3-2-2021 Read more
The Salisbury Police Department is aware of the video that has been provided to the media depicting a Salisbury officer during canine training but cannot comment in detail because it is an ongoing personnel matter. In accordance with policy, SPD’s review of and response to this matter is and will continue to be thorough and fair so as to provide due process to everyone involved. SPD can confirm that, as a matter of course, the officer has been administratively separated from the canine while SPD conducts its review. The canine was not harmed and is healthy and being well-cared-for.

Construction to begin on McCoy Road

Construction to begin on McCoy Road Read more
The City of Salisbury’s utility contractor is scheduled to begin construction on the McCoy Road culvert replacement on Sunday, April 4. A preliminary schedule of work is below. Residents should be aware this schedule is preliminary and dependent upon factors such as weather and material delivery.

Fitch Ratings affirms rating for Salisbury’s water and sewer bonds

Fitch Ratings affirms rating for Salisbury’s water and sewer bonds Read more
Fitch Ratings has assigned an 'AA-' rating to the City of Salisbury’s $39.9 million combined enterprise system revenue bonds, series 2020. In addition, Fitch Ratings assessed the city’s water and sewer system’s (the system) Standalone Credit Profile (SCP) at ‘aa-‘. The rating outlook is stable.

City of Salisbury Seeks Community Input on Flooding Solutions

City of Salisbury Seeks Community Input on Flooding Solutions Read more
The City of Salisbury Public Works Department is launching an online survey on Monday, March 1, to seek input from the community to better understand flooding concerns in Salisbury. The department is investigating stormwater runoff challenges and will develop a Stormwater Master Plan to identify, prioritize, and implement capital improvement projects to proactively upgrade the stormwater system.

Salisbury Fire Promotes New Assistant Fire Marshal

Salisbury Fire Promotes New Assistant Fire Marshal Read more
Salisbury Fire Chief Robert Parnell is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Kimberly Boling to the rank of Assistant Fire Marshal.

Downtown Main Street Plan input window begins wind down

Downtown Main Street Plan input window begins wind down Read more
City officials will begin adjusting the draft Downtown Main Street Plan based on public feedback in preparation for a presentation to City Council, Tuesday, March 2. The next draft of the plan will be released during the week of Feb. 22.

Delays Due To Inclement Weather Thursday, Feb. 18

Delays Due To Inclement Weather Thursday, Feb. 18 Read more

Due to inclement weather Salisbury Transit will be operating on a 1 hour delay on 2/18/21. The fixed route and ADA Paratransit service will began transporting passengers at 7:10 a.m. instead of our regular start time of 6:00 a.m.

To stay updated about this weather system, subscribe to the City's Nixle texting service, watch News Channel 14, WSOC Channel 9, WBTV Channel 3, listen to local radio stations, or call Transit Operations.

Winter Storm Warning Today, Wed., Feb. 17, Evening Through Thurs., Feb. 18.

Winter Storm Warning Today, Wed., Feb. 17, Evening Through Thurs., Feb. 18. Read more
A winter storm warning has been issued for our area. It is effective today, Wed., Feb. 17, evening through Thurs., Feb. 18. Stay weather aware and prepare now for possible road hazards and power outages.
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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.


RoCo Alerts


Sign up to receive real-time emergency text alerts at salisburync.gov/RoCoAlerts.

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.


WSRG-TV


WSRG-TV is a local government access TV station that provides free PSAs and City and Rowan County information through cable providers Spectrum (Channel 16) and Hotwire (Channel 394).


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