Skip to main content
COVID-19 Response City of Salisbury

News Articles

Community Appearance Commission

2022 Downtown Holiday Decorations Winners

For the 18th year, Salisbury’s Community Appearance Commission (CAC) continues the tradition of touring Downtown Salisbury business holiday window displays, and awarding the most impactful decorations.

Commission members for this year were: CAC Chair Chris McNeely, Kelly Vanager, Cindi Graham, and Sharon Wilkins. City staff who accompanied the group included Fern Blair, Alyssa Nelson, LaToya Price, and Jenni Pfaff.

LORA BELLE, won Best Overall with their style and symmetry throughout the displays. Twinkling garland adorned with pink bows drapes the awning, while two small Christmas trees welcome shoppers into the store. A pink cupcake crowns the Nutcracker as he stoically guards this Winter Wonderland.

OXFORD + LEE earned Best Themed display with its merry ribbons and Brewdolph, the Ice-Cold Reindeer. The collection of holly is sure to bring good cheer.

GRACEFUL BEAUTY LOUNGE won Best Children’s display as Winnie the Pooh sports his Santa Hat and sweater while Mickey and Minnie Mouse kiss under the mistletoe.

THE LETTERED LILY DESIGN STUDIO with windows filled with holiday-themed stationery easily won Most Creative display.

Best Nostalgic display went to SHARP TRANSIT (in the Kress Building), as their Frosty the Snowman and a tree loaded with ornaments will take visitors back in time to a cozy holiday.

HMC BANKETT STATION won Best New Business display with an enchanting arrangement of twinkling trees throughout.

Best Nighttime display once more went to BARNHARDT JEWELERS and brings holiday magic with sparkly silver and gold throughout the display of nutcrackers, twinkling trees, ribbons and ornaments.

LA PASTA ITALIAN GRILL won Best Classic with a light, airy display. Light bulbs of varied colors hung in the windows lined with sparkly garland and a beautiful tree adorned with poinsettia petals.

Most Festive went to GRIFFIN’S GUITARS as shoppers can almost hear the holiday music being played as they walk by this harmonious array of huge ornaments, guitars and drums. “Pa rum-pa-pum-pum!”

TONYAN GRACE BOUTIQUE won for Most Whimsical display for its layered “chic”, posh painted windows and trees with pops of blue embedded in a snowy Winter landscape.

The CAC especially wants to acknowledge the Veteran trees gracing the windows of the Wells Fargo Building. The trees honor fallen members of the branches of U.S. Military.

Honorable mentions go to the painted windows of Santos Italian Grill, Salisbury Kicks, Soulful Nutrition, Fish Bowl and Touch of Grey.

Next year, the CAC will open the process so the public can vote for the winners. Details will be announced in early winter 2023.

Submitted by Sharon Wilkins.


Whom To Call

Public Safety Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergencies: (704) 638-5333 or (704) 216-8500

Bill Pay Questions: (704) 638-5300

Code Enforcement: (704) 216-7574

Salisbury Rowan Utilities (water concerns): (704) 638-5390 After hours:(704) 638-5399

Salisbury Transit: (704) 638-5252

Downtown Salisbury: (704) 637-7814

Traffic Signal Outages: 911

Solid Waste Collection: (704) 638-5256

Other Public Works needs (voicemail): (704) 638-5260


The City encourages the community to stay informed, practice good hygiene, be aware, and be prepared.

As a community we are in this together; stay calm and help each other by staying home if you are sick, check in on your neighbors, and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by using best practices.

Stay Informed
Stay Healthy
Need Help?
Resources For Business


On September 11, 2020 the City was notified of a second allocation of CDBG-CV funds in the amount of $200,221. To deploy these funds, Council will have to adopt an amendment to the FY20-21 Annual Action Plan to describe, broadly speaking, how the funds will be utilized. City Council held a public hearing on December 1 and opened a public comment period that ended on December 25, 2020. A draft was presented at the January 5, 2021 City Council meeting, and a public comment period closed on January 12, 2021.

Citizen input is sought regarding Amendment #1 to the 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan. This amendment proposes to reallocate an accumulation of previous years’ funds that resulted from the cancellation of projects. The funds will be allocated to the FY 2020 Lash Drive Sidewalk Project (increase of $55,656 over original budget) that was completed in 2022. Review the amendment by clicking on the button below:

Amendment 1 (PDF)

Contact Us

Staff Liaison

Hannah Jacobson
(704) 638-5230

Current COVID-19 Restrictions

Executive Order 185:

  • Lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order established under Executive Order 181
  • Still requires face coverings in all public indoor settings
  • Allows many businesses to operate at 50% capacity
  • Extends onsite service of alcohol until 11 p.m.
  • Lifts the 100-person cap on some businesses that were operating at 30% capacity
  • Allows some indoor businesses – including bars and taverns, indoor amusement parks, movie theaters and indoor sports arenas – to open at 30% capacity (with a cap of 250 people)
  • Allows larger indoor arenas with a capacity of more than 5,000 people to open at 15% capacity with no cap (as long as additional safety protocols in place)
  • Increases the indoor mass gathering limit to 25 people (the outdoor mass gathering limit remains at 50 people)

Each of these routes arrives and departs from the central Transfer Site on Depot St. Any bus you board can take you to the Transfer Site. Any member of the public may ride on the bus. The buses do not operate on holidays.

Please note that the last time listed for a stop indicates the last bus will be traveling to that location and no further transfers are available.

Travel Mask Mandate

The Transit Security Administration issued a security directive effective on February 1, 2021 requiring the wearing of masks by travelers to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Conveyance operators must also require all persons onboard to wear masks when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel.

This Order must be followed by all passengers on public conveyances (e.g., airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares) traveling into, within, or out of the United States as well as conveyance operators (e.g., crew, drivers, conductors, and other workers involved in the operation of conveyances) and operators of transportation hubs ( e.g., airports, bus or ferry terminals, train or subway stations, seaports, ports of entry) or any other area that provides transportation in the United States.

People must wear masks that cover both the mouth and nose when awaiting, boarding, traveling on, or disembarking public conveyances. People must also wear masks when entering or on the premises of a transportation hub in the United States. A copy of the Transportation Security Administration’s security directive can be found at

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

Covid-19: What are the 3 w's for COVID-19? 1 Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth. 2 Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact. 3 Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

Stay safe. When outside, stay at least 6 ft. apart.

Covid-19: social distancing in public parks and trails

Subscribe to our newsletter

También disponible en español

Copyright 2023 by City of Salisbury, NC Terms Of UsePrivacy Statement
Back To Top