The Elizabeth Duncan Koontz (EDK) Committee, a subcommittee of the Salisbury Human Relations Council, is currently accepting nominations for the 2020 Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Awards.
“We are excited to be recognized with the Runner Friendly Community designation,” said Salisbury Parks and Recreation Director Nick Aceves. “The continual expansion of our greenway system allows us to promote health and wellness opportunities to our residents. The partnership with Salisbury Rowan Runners (SRR), city departments, local businesses, The Carolina Thread Trail and the community as a whole has been supportive and involved. We all want to ensure our residents have the most accessible and enjoyable experiences in our parks, trails and sidewalks. This designation is truly the accomplishment of everyone in our city.”
Recycling services are every other week for citizens in the City of Salisbury limits. Recycling is picked up on the same day as your regular trash. To find out which weeks your recycling will be collected, refer to the Recycling Calendar. The Recycling Calendar can be downloaded at www.salisburync.gov/RecyclingCalendar.
Tickets are now on sale for Downtown Salisbury’s seventh annual Wine About Winter, wine tasting crawl. Wine connoisseurs throughout the region are invited to tour the wines of North Carolina in historic Downtown Salisbury, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020.
The new year is approaching and Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is rolling out a temporary location for the 2019 New Year’s Eve Celebration. This year’s free, family event will be held at the Trolley Barn located at 165 E. Liberty Street from 9 p.m. to midnight. The location has been changed due to the Bell Tower Green construction.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee, as part of the Human Relations Council, will host the annual weekend celebration to honor the civil rights icon, beginning Saturday, Jan. 18, through Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
Salisbury City Council last month approved a construction contract to begin work on the highly-anticipated Newsome Road project. Expected to start in February 2020, the project will include a widened roadway on both sides, repaving, a sidewalk, bike lanes, and ditch removal to make way for new curbs and gutters.
This month’s employee spotlight highlights Ashley Myers. Ashley Myers is a senior maintenance technician at the water plant for the Salisbury-Rowan Utilities’ (SRU) Department. He has been employed with the city for ten years.
Salisbury Police Department investigators recently sought the services of Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon), a DNA technology company in Virginia to help the agency solve the 1984 Reesa Trexler murder case. Law enforcement agencies across the country use the company’s Snapshot® DNA Analysis Service (Snapshot) to advance investigations when traditional DNA methods fail to produce a match.
The City of Salisbury has exceeded its goal for the 2019 Rowan County United Way campaign. The theme of this year’s campaign was “Fire It up For Change.”