-- Annual art show hailed for Improving Quality of Life --
Salisbury, N.C., (Monday, May 16, 2016) – The City of Salisbury Sculpture Show took one of six top honors this week at the Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) Region of Excellence Awards, Thursday, May 11. The awards celebrate the work of its member governments that work collectively to achieve regional goals and contribute to significant and positive advancements in the community.
-- Sculpture dedication to be held Friday, Aug. 5 at the Rowan Museum --
Salisbury, N.C., (Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016) – In commemoration of George Washington’s visit to Salisbury, N.C. in 1791, the Salisbury Public Art Committee commissioned a sculpture for the front lawn of the Rowan Museum, the site where Washington greeted colonial citizens and attended a ball 225 years ago. The Public Art Committee and Mayor Karen Alexander, along with the Rowan Museum and the Salisbury- Rowan Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will dedicate the sculpture “George Washington Visits Salisbury,” Friday, Aug. 5, at 3:30 p.m. at the Rowan Museum. Members of the public are invited to attend the reception following the dedication.
Salisbury, N.C., (Monday, Aug. 15, 2016) – The City of Salisbury has been awarded two separate grants totaling $131,562 for improvements along the Carolina Thread Trail which coincides with a portion of the Salisbury Greenway.
Salisbury, N.C., (Friday, Oct. 7, 2016) – Asheville, N.C. sculptor Robert Winkler has won Best in Show in the 2016 Salisbury Sculpture Show “Discover What’s Outside.”
Salisbury, N.C., (Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017) – The Salisbury Housing Advocacy Commission will host an open forum on a proposed ordinance, titled the Remedial Action Program (RAP), Monday, Feb.13, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at One Water St.
Salisbury’s iconic Bell Tower will ring again, hopefully in time for the traditional family New Year’s Eve celebration held at the site. The bell in the tower has not rung for several years because of structural decay. Repair of the 1892 tower has begun, thanks to a grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
Downtown Salisbury, Inc. (DSI) has signed a real estate contract that may provide for the long-awaited redevelopment of the historic Empire Hotel on South Main Street.