Salisbury is set to host the Third Annual Cheerwine Festival, named after its favorite hometown soft drink, this upcoming Saturday, May 18, in downtown Salisbury from noon to 10 p.m. Cheerwine fans will enjoy great Southern food, shopping for Cheerwine merchandise, the F&M Bank Kids Zone, the Food Lion Carolina Brands Sampling Area, a beer garden and local craft vendors.
The Salisbury Citizen’s Academy, a 10-week academy in which residents learn firsthand about city operations, is now accepting applications for class members. The Citizen’s Academy, now in its sixth year, is held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8 p.m. beginning Thursday, Sept. 5 through Thursday, Nov. 7.
In an effort to clean up litter throughout Salisbury, the city’s Community Appearance Commission (CAC) will host the first, community-wide Spring Clean ’19, Saturday, May 11, beginning at 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Members of the CAC hope the one-day clean-up will start a focus on anti-litter.
The National Main Street Center designates 46 N.C communities as Main Street America programs
The National Main Street Center has designated 46 North Carolina communities as accredited Main Street America™ programs for 2019, the North Carolina Department of Commerce announced today. Each year, the national group and N.C. Commerce’s Main Street & Rural Planning Center recognize communities demonstrating exemplary commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach.
The City of Salisbury has been recognized as one of the best small cities in the country to start a small business. According to a report released by WalletHub, Salisbury was named the 16th best small city to start a business and tied for 1st in the highest average growth in number of small businesses.
Jim Behmer, Salisbury-Rowan Utilities’ Director, received the Helping Hand Award presented by the Rowan County United Way at the Rowan County Annual meeting last month.
After the announcement that Smash Mouth would be the headline band for the upcoming Cheerwine Festival on May 18, City of Salisbury and Cheerwine employees made a fun video to celebrate!
Team honored for video production, print and social media projects
The City of Salisbury communications department has been recognized for its video, print and social media projects as part of the North Carolina City & County Communicators (NC3C) Excellence in Communications Awards held Thursday, April 11, at NC3C’s 12th annual Spring Conference in Durham.
The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department has postponed the Touch-A-Truck event scheduled for Saturday, April 13, at City Hall due to weather. The plan is to reschedule the Truck-A-Trunk event for Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall, 217 S. Main Street. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (704) 216-PLAY
Salisbury has hired Hannah Berg Jacobson as its new community planning director. In her new role, she will lead the community planning department which includes code enforcement, urban planning and development services.