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The award-winning communications department serves as a central source of information by providing a singular voice and facilitating creative communication solutions for the City of Salisbury. In addition, this team strives to provide professional, timely and accurate public information, marketing and communications services to the citizens and visitors of Salisbury.

Department responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the distribution of internal communications to city employees
  • Managing and coordinating City of Salisbury websites
  • Public relations management
  • Social media communications
  • Television services including TV stations and video production
  • Marketing communications such as print or billboard ads

 

Communications Department Awards

  • 1st Place: Salisbury NOW - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2019 - Video
  • 1st Place: The Lamplighter -NC3C Excellence in Communications 2019 - Printed Publications
  • 2nd Place: Cheerwine Social Media -NC3C Exellence in Communications 2019 - Best Campaign Use of Social Media - Special Event
  • 2nd Place: City of Salisbury City Council Meetings- NC3C Excellence in Communications 2019 - TV or Video, Government Meetings
  • 1st Place: Salisbury Police Department Recruitment Video - Queen City PR PRSA Charlotte Awards 2018 - Video
  • 1st Place: The Lamplighter - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - Printed Publications, External Newsletter
  • 2nd Place: City of Salisbury Website - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - Communication Technology, Website
  • 2nd Place: City of Salisbury Council Meetings - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - TV or Video, Governmental Meetings
  • 2nd Place: Community Engagement Fridays - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2018 - Citizen Participation
  • 1st Place: Community Engagement Fridays - Queen City PR PRSA Charlotte Awards 2017 - Community Relations:
  • 1st Place: Rumor Control Page - NC3C Excellence in Communications 2017 - Community Technology, Other Technologies

Contact Us

coscommunications@salisburync.gov

Address:
217 S. Main St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

ACCESS16

A local government access channel that airs government-related content and Public Service Announcements.

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Rumor Control

Before sharing rumors being spread in the Salisbury community, check the City's Rumor Control page to get the facts.

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Open Government

The City of Salisbury provides several options for citizens to better understand their local government.

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Media Kit

Media outlets and journalists can get details for media requests, scheduling interviews, covering City events and general City background information.

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Newsletters

View previous editions of the City's monthly newsletter, The Lamplighter, distributed to Salisbury citizens.

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Event Calendar

Want to know what's happening in the City of Salisbury? Check out our Event Calendar!

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Salisbury NOW

Salisbury NOW is a local television show that highlights the Salisbury, NC area. The show is exclusive to ACCESS16 and produced by the City of Salisbury award-winning Communications Department.

To watch episodes visit vimeo.com/channels/salisburynow

Video Archive

City Council meetings are recorded and archived using an online video hosting service called Vimeo. Recorded meetings are broadcast on ACCESS16 starting the following Thursday and are posted online to Vimeo as soon as possible.

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Recent News Articles

Volunteer For BlockWork

Volunteer For BlockWork Read more
Volunteer applications for the BlockWork event on Make A Difference Day, October 26, 2019 are now open. Learn more or apply now with some friends at salisburync.gov/BlockWork.

Salisbury Fleet Receives Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification

Salisbury Fleet Receives Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification Read more
The Salisbury Public Services Department announces that 10 of its fleet division employees are now certified Emergency Vehicle Technicians (EVT). The certification represents the fleet staff has successfully passed the training to maintain, diagnose and repair emergency vehicles used by the Salisbury Fire Department.

Recycling Tips

Recycling Tips Read more
Are you recycling correctly? Did you know that the wrong item in your recycling bin could contaminate an entire truckload?

Read more to find out what are the top 12 contaminants to keep OUT of your recycling bin.
Are you recycling correctly? Did you know that the wrong item in your recycling bin could contaminate an entire truckload?Are you recycling correctly? Did you know that the wrong item in your recycling bin could contaminate an entire truckload?

Let’s Celebrate Brewbury Fest!

Let’s Celebrate Brewbury Fest! Read more
Downtown Salisbury, Inc. (DSI) will host Brewbury Fest on Friday and Saturday, September 20-21. The downtown Salisbury Brewbury Fest is a two-day event to celebrate the art of craft beer and showcase the city’s buzzing downtown. This ticketed event will allow attendees 21 years of age or older to experience the diverse flavors offered by esteemed craft breweries from all over North Carolina.

Free Camp For Youth

Free Camp For Youth Read more
Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins will host area youth at a free baseball camp as part of the annual United States Conference of Mayors’ (USCM) support of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) “PLAY BALL SUMMER” initiative. The program focuses on the fun nature of baseball, and encourages an active and healthy lifestyle for children in all communities.

Salisbury Police Department launches new, interactive neighborhood map

Salisbury Police Department launches new, interactive neighborhood map Read more
The Salisbury Police Department announces the launch of its interactive neighborhood map, a new system that helps residents identify and contact their neighborhood officers with non-emergency questions or offer words of encouragement.

Exciting New SPD Initiatives

Exciting New SPD Initiatives Read more
The Salisbury Police Department has some cool, new initiatives happening right now, including the Crime Watch YouTube Channel, Salisbury Camera Action Network (SCAN), and #SummerCeaseFire.Here’s how you can get involved!

Salisbury Community Resource Fair offers one-stop assistance for Rowan County residents

Salisbury Community Resource Fair offers one-stop assistance for Rowan County residents Read more
The Salisbury Community Action Teams will host a Community Resource Fair for residents, particularly parents and children, Saturday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hurley YMCA. 
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Stay Connected

There are several ways that the City of Salisbury connects with citizens:


Facebook


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Twitter


Follow us on Twitter to get updates from the City, positive gossip stories, alerts on power outages and closed streets, and information on City events.

Instagram


Instagram is a social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. Check out what's happening on our account.

Vimeo


Watch our Vimeo channel to view City Council meetings, episodes of our television show, Salisbury NOW, and Planning Board meetings.


Nixle Text alerts


Sign up to receive real-time emergency text alerts by texting SALISBURY to 888777, or visit nixle.com to select advanced options including event details, leaf collection and more.

Nextdoor


Nextdoor is the private social network for you, your neighbors and your community. It's the easiest way for you and your neighbors to talk online.


Newsletters


The City of Salisbury provides a free monthly newsletter to citizens in their water bill. Anyone can receive an email version of The Lamplighter by subscribing at the bottom of this webpage.

Salisbury NOW!


The City produces a regular television show, usually 15-30 minutes in length, covering local organizations, recent events and upcoming news around Salisbury.


ACCESS16


ACCESS16 is a local government access TV station that provides free PSAs and City information through cable providers Spectrum (Channel 16) and Hotwire (Channel 394).


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