The Salisbury Police Department (SPD) today released the video of one of their officers rescuing a non-responsive truck driver from a burning tractor-trailer on I-85. The incident occurred on Tuesday, Aug. 8.
SPD Lt. Corey Brooks was responding after hours to a separate incident shortly before 9 p.m. when he observed a tractor-trailer hit the retaining wall and catch fire. Without hesitation, Brooks stopped and ran to the truck's cab, where he found the driver, Michael Williams, unconscious.
Loose leaf collection will begin on Monday, Oct. 16th and will end on Monday, March 11. During this time, please place your raked leaves at the curb by Monday morning of your collection week to ensure they are collected by that Friday. For proper pickup, make sure there are no large sticks, limbs, or trash debris in your leaf piles. Have the leaf piles no more than five feet deep from the curb and at least three feet away from any obstructions such as mailboxes, cars, and utility poles.
The Fifth Annual Rowan Creek Week is happening from Saturday, Sept. 16 through Saturday, Sept. 23. In conjunction with multiple environmental organizations and local municipal departments, Creek Week offers recreational, educational, and volunteer opportunities to allow everyone to enjoy and contribute to healthy waters in our area. The City of Salisbury will host several events.
Join us in Downtown Salisbury for the second annual Bell Tower BREWFEST, to celebrate the art of craft beer, and showcase our buzzing downtown on Saturday, Oct. 7 from noon to 7 p.m.
This year’s BlockWork event will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at the 200 and 300 blocks of Lloyd Street, in the West End Neighborhood. We are looking for volunteers to sign up for any amount of two-hour slots that fit their schedule. Applications will be accepted through Monday, October 23, and volunteers receive a t-shirt, gloves, meals, snacks, drinks, and ice cream
This month’s employee spotlight is Mark Mosher with the Salisbury Public Works Department. His role consists of the maintenance, repair, and upkeep of City buildings and facilities including plumbing, electrical, and carpentry work. Mark has assisted with renovations at City Hall Council Chambers in early 2018 and recent renovations at Miller Recreation Center and City Park Recreation Center.
Professionals and advocates from the fields of transportation safety, active mobility, and walkable communities will headline the 12th annual NC BikeWalk Transportation Summit, scheduled September 14-16, 2023 at Catawba College in Salisbury. Summit registration information is available at www.bikewalknc.org
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The Salisbury Police Victim Advocacy division will honor local murder victims with its annual video tribute on the National Day of Remembrance for Homicide Victims, Monday, Sept. 25.
The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Labor Day holiday, Monday, Sept. 4:
The City of Salisbury welcomes residents and visitors to a special “Meet the Chief” event, Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. at City Park, 316 Lake Dr. There, new Salisbury Police Chief P.J. Smith will greet and engage with attendees about his vision for public safety in Salisbury.