A recent, unattended kitchen fire was extinguished before firefighters arrived on scene thanks to a fire suppression/sprinkler system partly made possible by a city grant. The fire in the 100 block of North Main St. could have been a devastating incident within downtown Salisbury.
Salisbury Parks and Recreation will host its annual New Year’s Eve event via Facebook live, tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 31, at 11 p.m. “Bring on 2021” continues the community tradition of ringing in the New Year at the Bell Tower, though virtually.
The City of Salisbury will enforce the fee for fire lane violations, effective January 1, 2021. The Salisbury Code of Ordinances (Appendix F; Article VI) was updated on July 1, 2020, to increase the parking in fire lane fee from $5 to $50. The revised fee schedule was included in the annual budget adoption by City Council. The fee increase will hopefully deter individuals from parking in a fire lane which limits fire engines ability to access structures during emergencies.
Salisbury Police responded to two robberies this morning along Statesville Blvd. The first robbery occurred at 9:34 a.m. at the Carolina Farm Bureau Credit Union, 2810 Statesville Blvd., where a male subject entered the building and snatched a purse from an employee. A second employee chased the suspect, recovered the purse, and noted the suspect’s vehicle description.
The Salisbury Community Appearance Commission (CAC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 15th annual Holiday Storefront Decorations Awards. The event celebrates downtown merchants whose window displays best capture the holiday season.
Salisbury Police Chief Jerry Stokes named Capt. Brian Stallings as deputy police chief effective December 26, 2020.
At 6:06 p.m. today, Salisbury Police responded to a report of a robbery at the Goodwill Store at 836 West Jake Alexander Blvd., where a suspect entered the store office and robbed the location of an undisclosed sum of money.
The City of Salisbury will operate on a limited schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.
In summer 2019 the City of Salisbury hired McAdams, a professional engineering and design firm, to design plans to improve the safety, mobility and appearance of a 10 block section of Main Street. This project is in the stage of receiving community feedback on the plans for restriping and the opportunity to change the lanes and parking angles on Main Street.
The Elizabeth Duncan Koontz (EDK) Committee, a subcommittee of the Salisbury Human Relations Council, is currently accepting nominations for the 2021 Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Awards.