The city of Salisbury continues the process to find a new chief of police. The planning for the Salisbury Chief of Police search started before the retirement of the former chief in December 2022. Our top priority is to hire the most qualified individual to lead the Salisbury Police Department.
The Salisbury Human Relations Commission (HRC) is pleased to announce the 2023 Elizabeth Duncan Koontz (EDK) Humanitarian Award recipients. This year’s recipients, Bishop Ronald Hash, Nicolas “Nick” Means, and Dr. Martha Starks, will be honored at a special program on Thursday, May 11.
Former offender resource and job fairs complement event
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) once again hosts the “A Mile in Their Shoes” offender re-entry simulation, Wednesday, May 24, 9 a.m. at the West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. Human service employees, service providers, second-chance employers, and media are invited to attend the simulation to gain an understanding of the obstacles faced by those individuals transitioning back into their communities from incarceration.
The Salisbury Police Department is investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run in the 500 block of Faith Road that occurred sometime between Saturday, April 29, 9 p.m., and today, Sunday, April 30, 5 a.m. The victim is identified as Victor Gobin, 59.
Phillip Lookadoo, a 20-plus-year development services professional, has been selected to serve as the city of Salisbury’s first land and development services department director. Lookadoo will officially begin his position with Salisbury on Monday, May 15.
The South’s favorite soda releases full entertainment lineup
Cheerwine, the iconic 106-year-old cherry soda, and the City of Salisbury will welcome multi-platinum rockers Neon Trees to the Hotwire Communication Stage as the 2023 Cheerwine Festival music headliner. This year’s Cheerwine Festival will be held Saturday, May 20, from noon to 10 p.m.
The City of Salisbury, North Carolina was made aware of online articles posted today in The Guardian and Raw Story publications that mentions Salisbury, North Carolina. The young woman’s property is not located in the city limits of Salisbury, and as noted in the article, the Salisbury Police Department was not the responding law enforcement agency. The property is located eight miles from Salisbury. We have reached out to the journalists for a correction to their articles. We are awaiting a response.
Salisbury’s Bell Tower Green Park, the Bankett Station project, and the entire Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department continue to celebrate their honors bestowed at the recent North Carolina Main Street Awards ceremony held last week in Statesville, N.C.
The Salisbury Police Chief’s Advisory Board will ask for input from residents on the upcoming chief of police search during a Community Input Forum, Monday, March 20, at City Hall Council Chambers, at 6 p.m. The public engagement session provides an opportunity for Salisbury stakeholders to share their views on specific experiences and characteristics desired in the next Salisbury police chief.
The City of Salisbury has reached an agreement with Cube Yadkin Generation to fund a portion of the $31.5 million project to relocate the City’s raw water pump station at the Yadkin River. The pump station is critical to the City’s water supply infrastructure and provides drinking water for more than 52,000 Salisbury-Rowan Utilities’ customers. Once complete, this infrastructure project will protect the City’s pump station from the effect of worsening flooding at the current location.