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.”
The city of Salisbury and the Salisbury PD have developed a strong working relationship with their local federal agencies in conducting investigations. These relationships were built through the National Public Safety Partnership (PSP). This initiative enables cities to consult with and receive intensive training and technical assistance (TTA) and an array of resources from DOJ’s programmatic and law enforcement components to help locations build sustainable capacities and reduce violent crime.
This month’s edition of the employee spotlight highlights Salisbury native Scotty Robinson. In 2016, Scotty joined the City of Salisbury as a human resource analyst I focusing on recruitment for various city departments. A year later, he would recruit himself to join the Salisbury Police Department.
The Salisbury Public Art Committee announces a call for entries for the 2020 Salisbury Sculpture Show. Artists are invited to submit their outdoor pieces for consideration in the award-winning art installation program by Friday, Dec. 20.
This community event will be Wednesday, November 27, 2019. The holiday parade will follow the route of main street through Spencer and Salisbury's historic downtowns. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. in Downtown Spencer and reach Downtown Salisbury at 3 p.m. The parade will present musical acts, floats and more.