In a letter released today from Public Health Director Nina Oliver, the Health Department will move to an appointment-based model for vaccines beginning with its first-dose clinic scheduled for Wednesday, January 27. Vaccine allocations from the state remain low at this time, so Director Oliver urged eligible but healthy and willing citizens to hold off vying for the appointment slots until more are available, or for citizens who are Novant Health patients to focus attempts to seek a vaccination through their clinic.
Festival organizers hopeful for in-person event if pandemic restrictions lift
The date for the 2021 Cheerwine Festival will move from Saturday, May 15, to Saturday, Sept. 18, in anticipation of reductions in COVID-19 restrictions and continued distribution of the vaccine.
The City of Salisbury will operate on a limited schedule for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, Monday, Jan. 18.
Officers with the Salisbury Police Department were called to the scene of a suspicious death at 1614 Standish St., Salisbury NC. Neighbors located a 30 year old black female inside her apartment deceased. This case is being treated as a homicide due to suspicious circumstances. Further updates will be given tomorrow morning.
In summer 2019, the City of Salisbury hired McAdams, an engineering and design firm, to design plans to improve the safety, mobility and appearance of a 10-block section of Main St. The City is looking for public input on plans for restriping and the opportunity to change the lanes and parking on Main Street.
Starting a career with the City of Salisbury in 2006, Teri Shaw currently serves as a recreation coordinator for the parks and recreation department. She is responsible for planning and operating activities at the City Park Recreation Center. In her role, Teri supervises recreation aides, manages the facility’s budget and works alongside various instructors, individuals, and community groups to schedule events and activities at City Park.
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.